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    Volleyball Wrap Up: Volleyball Finishes Second In America East Tourney

    Volleyball Ends Season With 11th Straight Win

    On Sunday Nov. 10th, the Stony Brook Women’s Volleyball team traveled to UMBC to conclude their regular season against the Retrievers. Senior Morgan Sweany received a double-double for the team while junior Noelle Bay held on to a match-high of 16 digs. It was an amazing display of team effort as the Stony Brook women’s volleyball team took its 11th straight victory, a 3-1 win.

    Stony Brook won the away game with match scores of 30-25, 30-23, and 30-19. The Retrievers took an early 3-1 lead in the first match, but the Seawolves wouldn’t back down and the Retrievers then trailed for the rest of the game, as Stony Brook easily grabbed the 30-25 victory. Match two made sure that the Seawolves took control early, as they began with a 4-1 lead on the Retrievers, never trailing the entire set as they definitely earned the eventual 30-23 victory. The Retrievers took an early 3-1 lead once again in the third and final match, but a 5-0 run for the Seawvoles put Stony Brook up 6-4 as the Seawolves coasted smoothly to their third and final set win of the night.

    Sweany finished the season with a team-high 18 double-doubles for the Seawolves who won 11 straight conference games after dropping their opener to Albany. In addition to the end of a magnificent season, senior setter Kaitlyn Deutsch was named America East Setter of the Week. The league office announced this on Monday, Nov. 11th after she led the Seawolves to a pair of victories heading into this weekend’s America East Tournament.

    Deutsch recorded 107 assists in the Seawolves’ two victories over their conference rivals last week, and this gave her 15.29 assists per game to lead the conference. In the 3-1 win over Binghamton, the senior took home 64 assists, which was the second highest for her this season. Deutsch followed this with a 43-assist performance in a 3-0 sweep of UMBC on Sunday. This is Deutsch’s second setter acknowledgment of the season.

    Volleyball Defeats Binghamton

    The Stony Brook Women’s volleyball team beat the fourth-placed Binghamton, 3-1 with match scores of 23-30, 30-21, 30-24, and 30-27 to advance to the America East Conference Finals.

    The first place Seawolves were led by seniors Morgan Sweany and Jackie Ahlers who each recorded 19 kills on the day. The Seawolves also received a great effort from senior Kaitlyn Deutsch who led both teams with 52 assists.

    The Seawolves showed a little understandable declining action after their six days off coming into the first match, finishing with just nine kills and a -.024 attack percentage. Fortunately Stony Brook quickly rebounded in the second match, finishing with 18 kills and winning by a match-high nine points.

    In match three it was outside-hitter Sweany stepping up for the Seawolves on both offense and defense, finishing with eight kills and seven digs as Stony Brook won 30-24. Game four was more of the same from the Seawolves, as they served up a set of steady kills from Sweany and Ahlers along with a match-high three service aces.

    Volleyball Falls to Albany for Second Place in America East

    As the only conference opponent that has beaten Stony Brook this season, Albany topped the Seawolves for their second straight conference title.

    In their third meeting of the season, the Seawolves could only take one game in a 3-1 loss at home on Sunday. Jackie Ahlers led all players with 27 kills, while Noelle Bay pulled out 22 digs in the losing effort.

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