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Women’s volleyball wins back-to-back nights

The Seawolves swept the Delaware State Hornets (21-19. 25-18, 25-14) on Thursday. The team currently has a 5-3 record in America East play. (BASIL JOHN / THE STATESMAN)

Kunal Kohli contributed to this story.

The Stony Brook women’s volleyball team traveled to Delaware State this Thursday to take on the struggling Hornets.

The Seawolves swept the match 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-14).

Right side hitter Shelby Tietjen broke a 16-16 tie in the first set with a timely kill, followed by hits from Cydney Bowman and Nicole Vogel.

The Hornets were able to climb back after recording one of their three blocks of the game, making the score 19-17 Seawolves.

Stony Brook rifled off a 6-1 run and Stephanie McFadden soon capped off the set with two consecutive kills.

Tietjen broke another tie in the second set with a kill, putting Stony Brook ahead 12-11.

In the next play, McFadden buried one of her match-high three aces.

The Seawolves soon went on a 7-1 run, ending with three consecutive kills recorded by freshman outside hitter Melann Amory.

Stony Brook looked to finish the match early, jumping to a 12-8 lead to start off the third set.

McFadden and Tietjen worked together to produce a pair of double-blocks, adding to the Seawolves’ end total of seven blocks on the match.

The lead was stretched to 15-8. Senior Hannah Dolan finished off a 4-0 run with an ace and No. 14 Bowman closed off the game with her career-high 14th kill.

Stony Brook finished with a season-high .481 attack percentage in the match.

On Friday night, the Seawolves took on the UMBC Retrievers in an America East conference game.

After winning their past two America East games, the Seawolves were looking to extend the streak while the Retrievers were looking to go on a streak after their win at UMass-Lowell.

In the end, the Seawolves ended up winning the match, sweeping the Retrievers 3-0.

The first set ended in a 25-16 victory for the Seawolves.  After a kill by UMBC junior outside hitter Sherelle Walker made it 17-14, it looked as though the Retrievers could make a comeback.

The Seawolves had other plans, only allowing two points in the following volleys.

In the second set, it looked as though the Retrievers were going to comeback against the Seawolves, even leading them 23-20 at one point.

But in the end, the Seawolves made a great comeback, with junior outside hitter Kathy Fletcher getting two kills in a row to seal the set 26-24.

In the third set, the Seawolves broke out to an early lead, going up 5-1.

They managed to hold onto the lead and take the set 25-19.

The Seawolves had great individual performances in junior setter Vogel, redshirt senior middle blocker Evann Slaughter, senior middle blocker Taylor Gillie, Fletcher and redshirt junior libero Lo Hathaway.

Vogel had her eighth double-double of the season with 27 assists and 11 digs.

Slaughter had a match high of 12 kills and added four blocks.  Gillie had seven blocks and Fletcher recorded six blocks as well.

Hathaway had a team-high 19 digs.

Next up for the 15-11 Seawolves are their two last home games for the season.

On Friday Nov. 7, they will take on Binghamton (8-15, 6-2) in a match that is set to begin at 7 p.m.

Next is a game against Albany (6-14, 4-4) on Sunday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m.

The Seawolves then will close out the regular season on the road against two America
East opponents.

First they will take on New Hampshire (14-11, 7-1) on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m.

Then they will conclude their regular season on Fridy Nov. 14 against UMass-Lowell (2-23, 0-8) at 7:00 p.m.

The Seawolves currently sit in third place in the America East conference standings. They have a 5-3 record in America East play.

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