Volleyball Edged By Stony Brook, 3-1

Freshman Michelle Cruz recorded 27 digs in the match

Nov. 17, 2013

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College volleyball team fell to Stony Brook in its season finale, 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 25-22), on Sunday, Nov. 17. Providence finished the season at 12-20 and 4-10 in the America East. Stony Brook moved to 16-16 and 9-5 in the America East.

The first set saw five lead changes with the Seawolves taking the lead at the seven point mark and holding on for a 25-19 set win. Junior Annie Russian (Round Rock, Texas) led all players in the set with four kills and a .600 hitting percentage. Sophomore Jordan Wiesler tallied eight assists and freshman Michelle Cruz (Midland Park, N.J.) recorded eight digs. The Friars had 11 kills in the set compared to the Seawolves' 10.

Stony Brook jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the second set. Providence battled back to tie the game at 7. From there the set saw numerous lead changes with the final tie coming at 22.The Friars then went on a 3-1 run to close out the set and grab the win. Freshman Kayla Fitzgerald (Redlands, Calif.) led Providence with four kills and Wiesler added 11 assists.

The Seawolves won the third set 25-19. Both teams registered 11 kills in the set. Stony Brook used its seven blocks to take a 2-1 advantage in the match.

Providence fell in the fourth set, 25-19. Fitzgerald led all players in the set with six kills. Both teams tallied 12 kills in the set. Wiesler recorded 11 assists and Cruz contributed eight digs.

Fitzgerald, Wiesler and Cruz had game-bests in their respective categories (Fitzgerald-15 kills, Wiesler-38 assists, Cruz-27 digs).

Stony Brook was led by Taylor Gillie who had 12 kills. Nicole Vogel registered 20 assists and Laura Hathaway tallied 21 digs.




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