Stony Brook, N.Y. – After getting down early, Brown (6-6) was sparked by sophomore Kathryn Glickman (San Francisco, Calif.) who came off the bench to tally 14 kills and 10 blocks (one solo, nine assist) to power the Bears over Stony Brook 3-2 (22-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 15-9).
Stony Brook came out strong in the first set and took a commanding 20-14 lead. The Bears were able to fight back however and close within two at the 24-22 mark on a block by Emma Pastore (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Danielle Vaughan (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.). The Sea Wolves were able to get the next point and take the first game but Brown used its newfound momentum to win set number two 25-23.
Game two was tightly contested as the teams fought to the 10-10 mark. Brown used a 7-1 run keyed by kills from Glickman to go ahead but Stony Brook rallied and came within one at 24-23. Senior Megan Toman (Newport Beach, Calif.) made sure that was as close as SBU would get, putting away a kill on the next play to take the set for the Bears.
The Sea Wolves regrouped in the third taking an early 3-2 advantage and did not look back, holding the lead throughout the set and winning 25-19. Brown was unfazed however, even when they faced a 6-4 deficit in the fourth. A kill from Vaughan keyed a 10-3 run which helped the Bears to a 25-19 win.
The final set belonged to Brown as they jumped out to a 6-1 lead after a kill from freshman Amanda Nickel (Corona Del Mar, Calif.). A final kill from sophomore Katrina Post (Pasadena, Calif.) sealed the 15-9 win for the Bears.
Freshman setter Alexandra Rieckhoff (Laguna Beach, Calif.) continued her torrid pace as of late, tallying a career-high 52 assists while adding 13 digs, a kill and two block assists. Post finished with six kills and six digs while Toman was very impressive off the bench with 12 kills, three digs and a block assist.
Brown is back in action next weekend as the open the Ivy League schedule with a home-and-home series against Yale. The Bears host the Bulldogs on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Yale on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.