On Thursday, Nov. 5, Stony Brook released its America East conference schedule for seven sports set to play in the spring: baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and volleyball.
The Seawolves lost in four sets to the UMBC Retrievers on Friday, Nov. 8 before traveling upstate to face the Albany Great Danes on Sunday, Nov. 10, where they achieved the same result. Despite the two-game losing streak, Stony Brook was still able to clinch a spot in the America East playoffs.
Needing a win to remain afloat in the America East playoff picture, the Stony Brook volleyball team began the second wave of conference play by taking down the Hartford Hawks in four sets on Friday, Oct. 25, improving to 8-13 (3-3 AE).
Entering 2019 season play, the Stony Brook women’s volleyball team had many reasons to be optimistic about their performance. However, a less than stellar start to head coach Kristin Belzung’s third season at the helm has raised questions about whether or not the Seawolves are capable of living up to expectations.
Coming off back-to-back America East championships, the Stony Brook women’s volleyball team struggled in its return to action at the James Madison University (JMU) Invitational, dropping all three matches to start the season 0-3