Oct. 7, 2012
Providence, R.I. - Freshmen Melissa Rigo (East Northport, N.Y.) and Nicole Vogel (Costa Mesa, Calif.) each recorded double-doubles to lead the Stony Brook volleyball team to a 3-0 straight-set (25-11, 25-15, 25-22) victory over Providence Sunday afternoon at Alumni Hall. Rigo finished with a game-high 15 kills and 11 digs while Vogel had 25 assists and 10 digs.
The Numbers Game
- Rigo has now recorded double-digit kills in 17 straight matches to begin the season.
- Rigo hit 36.1% during the match and had just two attack errors.
- Junior Evann Slaughter (Clinton, Md.) added 11 kills and two blocks.
- Freshman Shelby Tietjen (Smithtown, N.Y) had eight kills on just 11 attempts for an outstanding 72.7% attack percentage.
- Junior Hailee Herc (Eden, N.Y.) had a game-high 13 digs.
- Stony Brook had a 30.9% hitting percentage as a team, including a 41.2% hit percentage in the first set.
- Stony Brook improved to 6-0 all-time against Providence.
- Stony Brook dominated in the first set as the team recorded 18 of its 25 points on kills. Slaughter had six kills, and Vogel and fellow freshman setter Hannah Dolan each notched six assists. The set was never in doubt as SB was up 8-1.
- Rigo and Tietjen teamed up to dominate the second set. Rigo had six kills and hit 46.2% while Tietjen had four kills, three coming in a four-point stretch that helped expand the Seawolves lead from 12-6 to 16-7.
- The third set proved competitive, as the Friars led by as much as three points, 12-9, before the Seawolves came back. There were 12 ties and four lead changes in the set. With the set tied 19-19, Rigo recorded kills on back-to-back points to push the Seawolves ahead 21-19. Slaughter followed with a kill of her own to make it 22-19. Rigo put the match away with two kills at the end, one assisted by Herc, the last by Vogel.
Stony Brook continues its month of October on the road with two matches next weekend. The Seawolves play at Binghamton Friday night and at UMBC Sunday afternoon.