DURHAM, N.H. - Sophomore Alyson Coler (Monte Sereno, Calif.) and the University of New Hampshire volleyball team made short work of Stony Brook University in America East volleyball action Saturday at Lundholm Gymnasium, walking away with a 3-0 sweep behind Coler's 16 kills.
In each game, the Wildcats increased the deficit by five points on their way to a 30-25, 30-20, 30-15 victory. Freshman Bonnie Wilson (Moraga, Calif.) also posted double-digit kills for UNH with 13.
UNH improves to 15-8 overall and 8-3 in America East. Stony Brook drops to 11-17, 4-7 AE.
After leading 8-7 early in the first game, things began to fall apart for the Seawolves. A service error on the ensuing play tied the game up at eight apiece, setting up four consecutive points by the Wildcats behind the serving of junior Lauren Knight (Centerville, Mass.), who finished with six kills and five digs.
Stony Brook never got any closer than three points the rest of the first game. Throughout the rest of the match, UNH continued to dominate, winning the second game by 10 and the third by 15.
Sophomore Kerin Mackanin (Bartlett, Ill.) finished with 40 assists and four kills on four attack attempts. Junior Sasha Scott (N. Branford, Conn.) was tops on the team in digs with seven.
Rachel Goldsmith had 11 kills and and six digs for Stony Brook. Regine Lilavois finished 25 assists and Valerie Maloy had nine kills and nine digs. The loss for Stony Brook eliminates it from the America East playoffs. UNH currently stands comfortably in third with three matches left in the regular season.
UNH returns to action Nov. 4 against Hartford University. Game time is 1 p.m.