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    Volleyball takes one of three in Black Knight Invitational

    Volleyball opened their season at the Black Knight Invitational, hosted by West Point. They went one for three, beating Quinnipiac University but losing to Indiana and host Army.

    They dropped the season opener on Friday, playing valiantly in four sets (25-20, 25-13, 26-28, 25-23) against Indiana.

    After losing the first two sets, SBU went on an 11-4 run in the third set to take a 23-24 advantage and eventually win the set.

    In the fourth set, they scored five straight points to take a 19-20 lead. However, Indiana scored six of the next nine points to wrap up the set and the match.

    Freshmen Melissa Rigo and Nicole Vogel each recorded double-doubles. Rigo had a game-high 17 kills and 12 digs, and Vogel had 37 assists and 16 digs. Rigo also had four of Stony Brook’s five service aces.

    Junior Evann Slaugher finished with a total of eight blocks; four solo and four assisted.

    Stony Brook picked up their first win of 2012 in Saturday’s first game, sweeping Quinnipiac (25-13, 25-15, 25-20).

    No player on the Bobcats had more than five kills. Stony Brook never trailed in the first two sets; they trailed 12-4 in the third set before going on a 13-3 run to take the lead.

    Although they led 2-1 after the third set in Saturday’s second game, the Seawolves eventually fell to host Army (23-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18, 15-13).

    The third set was tied at 18 and SBU scored seven of the final eight points to win.

    However, they dropped the second set to tie the game at 2-2 and gave up a 11-10 lead to lose the fifth set and the match.

    Sophomore Laura Hathaway had 24 digs and junior Hailee Herc had 18.

    Stony Brook had 84 digs total against Army.

    Rigo recorded another double-double in the game with 14 digs and 22 kills. She hit .310 and averaged 4.25 kills per set in all three matches.

    Vogel finished Saturday’s games with a combined 75 assists (48 against Army, 27 against Quinnipiac). She averaged 9.33 assists per set for the weekend.

    The four Stony Brook freshman combined for 95 kills, 117 assists and 59 digs on the weekend.

    They will return to action next weekend at the Yale Invitational.

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