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Volleyball Whitewashes Hartford, 3-0

UAlbany Sports Information   10-07-2018

Volleyball Score: UAlbany 3, Hartford 0 

Location: West Hartford, Conn. – Hawks Volleyball Gym 

Records: UAlbany (9-8, 3-1 AE) | Hartford (8-8, 1-3 AE)

Head Coach MJ Engstrom

“Getting the win is always a good thing. Being on the road for six straight conference games is a challenging task. It is nice to see the team bounce back positively from Friday’s match “

Short Story: The UAlbany volleyball team got back in the win column after taking down Hartford in straight sets, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon. Grace Cozad earned a personal-best eight digs in the match to go along with her eight kills, one block and one service ace.

The Great Danes improve to 3-1 in conference action to sit third in the standings, behind Stony Brook (4-1) and New Hampshire (4-1).

Key Stats:

  • Akuabata Okenwa racked up a game-best 13 kills. Jenna Bridges was the only other players to record double digit kills with 10.
  • Andersen Vaughan total 34 assists to lead all players.
  • UAlbany hit .323 in the final set.
  • Hartford hit just 0.069 and .188, respectively, in games one and two.
  • Jenna Bridges was the only other players to record double digit kills with 10.

Game Notes:

  • Total team blocks were tied at six apiece.
  • Head Coach MJ Engstrom and the Great Danes are now 15-0 against Hartford since Engstrom took over the helm.
  • This is UAlbany’s fifth sweep of the season and first in league play.
  • The Great Danes own a 1-1 clip to begin their six-game road swing.

Back in Action: UAlbany continues league play with a pair of weekend tilts. The team will first stop at UMass Lowell on Friday, Oct. 12 (7:00 p.m.) before visiting New Hampshire for a Sunday battle. First serve is set for 1:00 p.m. in Durham, N.H.

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