Oct. 18, 2013
STONY BROOK, N.Y. – The Providence College volleyball team lost a hard-fought battle at Stony Brook on Friday, Oct. 18. Entering the game, the two teams were in a four-way tie for second place in the America East standings. The Friars record now stands at 11-12 overall and 3-3 America East. Stony Brook moves to 10-12 on the season and 4-2 in the America East.
Providence won the first set, 25-23. The Friars took the lead for good after the score was tied at five early on. Stony Brook made a late run pulling within one (23-22). Providence then held off the Seawolves with kills by junior Mackenzie Ziegler (Portage, Wis.) and sophomore Lindsay Witt (Basking Ridge, N.J.).
With the score tied at eight, PC took a lead until Stony Brook surged back and knotted the score at 19. The teams traded points with the Seawolves eventually coming away with a 25-22 set win. Junior Annie Russian (Round Rock, Texas) had three kills and two blocks in the set.
The third set saw 10 ties between the teams. Stony Brook capture the set (25-23) with back-to-back points with the score tied at 23.
Stony Brook jumped out to a 13-6 lead in the fourth set. The Friars fought back to tie the game at 23. The set was then tied at 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 until the Seawolves scored consecutive points to win the set, 30-28, and the game 3-1.
Ziegler led the Friars with in kills with 11. Witt and Russian had high hitting percentages, recording .375 and .333, respectively. Sophomore Jordan Wiesler (Coconut Creek, Fla.) had a game-high 45 assists. Freshman Michelle Cruz led the team in digs with 19. Junior Kelly Ashmore (St. Louis, Mo.) contributed 14 digs defensively in the match.
Stony Brook's Kaitlin Costello, who enter the match leading the America East in kills per set, led both teams with 22 kills. Nicole Vogel tallied 34 assists and Laura Hathaway led her team with 22 digs.
The Friars next play on Sunday, Oct. 20 at UMBC. The match is set to start at 2:00 p.m. The game will be streamed live at AmericaEast.TV.