Stony Brook sputters at Seton Hall, 3-0

Hathaway led Stony Brook with 11 digs
 
Hathaway led Stony Brook with 11 digs
 
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Oct. 22, 2013

Final Stats

South Orange, N.J. - Despite team-highs of 18 assists from Hannah Dolan and 11 digs from Lo Hathaway, the Stony Brook volleyball team fell to Seton Hall, 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-10), in non-conference action Tuesday night.

Kaitlin Costello led Stony Brook (11-13, 5-2 America East) with seven kills, while Melissa Rigo chipped in six kills. 

Recap

Stony Brook staked an early 5-2 lead in the first set after Costello, Kathy Fletcher and Rigo scored on three consecutive kills and later went up 6-3 on a Seton Hall service error. The Pirates tallied the next four for a 9-6 lead, which forced Stony Brook to ask for time. The Seawolves stayed within striking distance in the moments that followed but could not retake the lead despite 10 assists by Dolan.

SHU used a fast start in the second frame to claim a 2-0 advantage in the match. Kills by Rigo and Costello helped the Seawolves keep pace early in the third, though they trailed, 3-2. Seton Hall went on a 4-0 spurt to go up by five, 7-2, but a Taylor Gillie kill and an SHU miscue trimmed the deficit to three, 7-4. The Pirates answered with a barrage of points over the next couple of minutes to distance themselves from the Seawolves and secure a home win.

The Numbers Game

  • Dolan and Fletcher tallied six digs apiece, while Costello and Rigo each had four.
  • Fletcher also added five kills in another balanced effort from the redshirt sophomore.
  • Stacey Manthorpe tallied a match-high 16 kills as the Big East's Seton Hall improved to 11-10 on the season.

News and Notes

  • Hailee Herc saw her first action of the season in the third set.
  • SB now holds a 5-5 mark on the road and is 4-0 at Pritchard, where it has drawn great crowds all season and even had a visit from the Spirit of Stony Brook pep band last weekend.  
  • The Seawolves fell to 1-7 all-time against Seton Hall.

 

 

Up Next

Stony Brook returns to Pritchard for an important America East match against UMBC Friday at 7:30 p.m.