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    Tenth Win for Women’s Volleyball

    The Stony Brook Women’s Volleyball team traveled to Binghamton (BU) on Thursday November 8th and fought hard for four straight matches to collect its tenth straight win. The Seawolves co-captain and senior hitter Jackie Ahlers had a match-high 30 kills to show the way for the first-place women’s volleyball team. Senior hitter and another fellow co-captain, Morgan Sweany added 20 kills and senior setter Kaitlyn Deutsch had a match-high 64 assists in the winning effort.

    This season is finishing up with another excellent team seeing as last year the Seawolves had five of their six starters named to the all-conference team. The team totaled over 200 more kills and assists from the previous year. The first place Seawolves overcame the Bearcats 3-1 by scores of 30-26, 31-29, 28-30, and 30-28 in four matches.

    Match one proved to be an easy pick up position for the Seawolves, while match two proved to be a back-and-forth affair with 15 ties and six lead changes. The Seawolves led 26-23 before a 5-0 Binghamton scuttle put the Bearcats down by a 28-26 boundary. Stony Brook fought back, however, stealing five of the final six points and facing off at game point with a score of 29-28, to register a 31-29 win and take a 2-0 match lead.

    The third match proved to be a similar game while the two teams battled through 16 ties and eight lead changes. The score was tied at 27-27 before a 3-1 BU run kept the Bearcat hopes alive while they extended the ongoing battle to a fourth match. Game four was yet another close affair. The score rested at a tie at 28-28 before a Stony Brook kill and a BU blunder gave the Seawolves their 10th straight victory and a complete season sweep over the Bearcats.

    With the hammering loss, BU fell to a fairly set position at 6-5 in league play and is assured the number four spot and an invitation with the regular season champion Seawolves in next weekend’s America East Championship hosted by Stony Brook. After concluding their regular season on Sunday November 11th against UMBC, the Seawolves will host championship beginning Saturday, November 17th.

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