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    Volleyball Sweeps UMBC, Drops Binghamton at Home

    Volleyball hosted two conference foes this week, taking on conference leading UMBC on Friday before playing Binghamton on Sunday.

    Seawolves Crush UMBC in Three Straight Matches

    In an exhilarating home match against UMBC on Friday night, October 5th, the Seawolves continued with their excellent teamwork. The Seawolves brought home another win for Stony Brook, a result of talent and strong team communication. The win was highlighted by stand out performances by senior Jackie Ahlers and senior Morgan Sweany.

    The Seawolves won the game in a one-two-three win because they just had to play three matches. They dominated all three against UMBC with scores of 30-24, 30-16, and 30-23. Ahlers threw in a match-high of 24 kills while Sweany added 10 digs and 16 kills to the team average. Ahlers racked in an attack percentage of .600 while the team altogether carried out a .424 average.

    In after a well-deserved win for the Seawolves, senior Amy Oleksiej said, ‘Well, we had a great week of practice and we were very well prepared for the game. We served tough, which made the other team struggle offensively.’

    Beating UMBC was a good step for the Seawolves because UMBC is one of the top teams in the America East Conference. UMBC falls to an overall standing of 16-5.

    Volleyball Handles Binghamton in Four Games

    The Seawolves won at home again, dominating top ranked Binghamton in 3-1 with scores of 30-21, 30-18, 22-30, 30-26.

    Jackie Ahlers and Morgan Sweany led the way for the Seawolves, combining for 47 kills and 16 digs. Noelle Bay had a game high 20 digs, helping the Seawolves to their second straight win over a top ranked conference opponents.

    This week’s two wins vault Stony Brook to a 4-1 record in their conference and a 14-7 overall. The Seawolves have won 10 of their last 11 games after starting the season 4-6.

    Stony Brook faces New Hampshire on the road next Friday, Oct. 12.

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