Friday, October 8, 2010

Prgomet Leads University of Albany to 3-0 Sweep of Providence in America East Volleyball Action - UAlbany Sports 2010

Albany, N.Y. - Dunja Prgomet recorded a double-double with match-highs of 15 kills and 15 digs along with a .414 hitting percentage to lead UAlbany to a 3-0 sweep of Providence in America East Conference volleyball action on Friday evening at University Gym. The Great Danes won the match with set scores of 25-10, 25-21 and 25-10.

In a tightly played first set, the teams were tied four times through the middle of the set before Teresa Coppiellie recorded a kill to put the ball back in UAlbany's hands, where Casey Wright tallied one of the Great Danes' six service aces. The teams exchanged points, with UAlbany holding onto a slight advantage, until Prgomet smacked a kill to put the Great Danes ahead, 22-20. Laurie Gonzalez took over the service game for the final three points, with Prgomet recording the final kill to end the set.

Providence (9-13, AE 1-2) came out firing in the second set, building up a 10-2 lead in the early going, including back-to-back service aces from Carly Morrison. After the Great Danes battled back to pull within 13-10, setter Abbey Wexel served for five consecutive points for UAlbany to pull ahead. A kill by the Friars' Shelagh Dolan ended the run, but Coppiellie recorded a kill and served for three more points to give the Great Danes a 19-14 advantage. The Great Danes continued to roll from there, getting an ace from Traci Vandegrift and kills by Coppiellie and Prgomet before a Providence attack error ended the set.

UAlbany came back from the set break and streaked out to a 5-0 lead behind Wexel's service before Lauren Fletcher ended the run for Providence. After the Friars pulled to within 12-7, a kill by Coppiellie put the ball back in Wexel's hands behind the service line, where she served for five straight points. In that streak, Vandegrift and Gabby Whitworth teamed up for back-to-back blocks on the Friars' attack. Two service errors gave Providence serve, but kills by Vandegrift and Whitworth helped UAlbany regain control, while a service ace from Gonzalez put UAlbany ahead, 24-9. Fletcher and Kourtney Halliday teamed up to block a UAlbany attack on match point, but Lindsey McCloskey connected on Wexel's next set to decide the match for the Great Danes.

Coppiellie recorded a double-double with 15 kills and 13 digs, while Vandegrift recorded 14 kills on a match-high .500 hitting percentage. The Great Danes hit .369 as a team for the match, holding Providence to .081 hitting. Fletcher recorded a team-high ten kills for the Friars, while Emily Morris and Cassie Muzzonigro led the team defensively with 12 digs apiece.

UAlbany (12-5, AE 2-0) will return to action on Sunday to close out Homecoming/Fall Festival Weekend with an America East Conference matchup with New Hampshire at 1 p.m.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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