UNH Denies UMBC in Five-Set Thriller to Win America East ChampionshipDURHAM, N.H. – UMBC junior Hannah Schmidt matched her career-high with 19 kills and senior Mallory McIntyre (Winnipeg, Manitoba/St. Mary’s Academy) dished out 56 assists, but it was not enough as New Hampshire rallied to defeat the Retriever volleyball team in five sets (22-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-29, 15-9), to win the America East title, Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Retriever Volleyball Set to Grapple with Albany in Conference Semifinals at New HampshireBALTIMORE – The No. 2 seed UMBC volleyball team heads to its sixth consecutive America East Championships where the Retrievers will take on the No. 3 seed Albany Great Danes, Friday afternoon at University of New Hampshire’s Lundholm Gymnasium. UMBC and Albany will face off in the first semifinal of the day at 4:00 p.m. with the second semifinal between regular season champion UNH and Stony Brook set for a 7:00 p.m. start.
Goc’s 14th Double-Double Not Enough as UMBC Falls in Three Sets at HartfordWEST HARTFORD, Conn. – UMBC senior Ali Goc (Oshawa, Ontario/R.S. McLaughlin) recorded her team-leading 14th double-double of the season by registering ten kills and 13 digs, but it was not enough as the UMBC volleyball team lost to Hartford in three sets (25-21, 25-23, 27-25), Sunday afternoon in the season finale for both teams at the Sports Center.
Volleyball Hits the Road to Wrap Up 2013 Regular Season at Providence and HartfordBALTIMORE – After falling to New Hampshire in three sets last Friday night, the UMBC volleyball team earned a three-set sweep over UMass Lowell Sunday afternoon to mathematically clinch a spot in their sixth-straight America East Tournament. UMBC now closes out its 2013 regular season schedule by taking on Providence on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 p.m. and then heading to Connecticut to face Hartford at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17.
Retrievers Bounce Back with Three-Set Road Sweep of UMass LowellLOWELL, Mass. – Coming off a tough three-set setback on Friday night at UNH, the UMBC volleyball got back to its winning ways with a sweep of UMass Lowell in three sets (25-19, 25-13, 25-10), Sunday morning in America East action at the Costello Athletic Center.
Retrievers Rally, Hold Off Albany for Five-Set Win on Senior DayBALTIMORE – UMBC senior setter Mallory McIntyre (Winnipeg, Manitoba/St. Mary’s Academy) set her season-high by dishing out 58 assists as the Retrievers fed off of their six seniors to defeat America East rival Albany in five sets (19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 18-25, 15-10), Sunday afternoon on Senior Day at the RAC Arena.
UMBC Volleyball Takes Out Binghamton in Four SetsBALTIMORE – Senior outside hitter Ali Goc (Oshawa, Ontario/R.S. McLaughlin) tallied her team-leading 12th double-double of the season by sending down a match-best 18 kills and picking up 15 digs as the UMBC volleyball team took out America East rival Binghamton in four sets (25-20, 24-26, 31-29, 25-23), Friday evening at the RAC Arena.
Volleyball Falls on the Road to Stony Brook in Five SetsStony Brook, N.Y. - Seniors Ali Goc (Oshawa, Ontario/R.S. McLaughlin) and Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales), each recorded a double-double, but it was not enough as the Retrievers dropped a tough five-set decision (19-25, 25-21, 23-25, 25-19, 15-9) to host Stony Brook, Friday night at Pritchard Gymnasium.
Three Double-Doubles Power UMBC Past Providence in Four SetsBALTIMORE – Seniors Ali Goc (Oshawa, Ontario/R.S. McLaughlin) and Mallory McIntyre (Winnipeg, Manitoba/St. Mary’s Academy), along with junior Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales), each recorded a double-double as UMBC defeated America East foe Providence in four sets (26-24, 25-18, 22-25, 25-22), Sunday afternoon at the RAC Arena.
Rally Falls Short as UMBC Drops Five-Setter at BinghamtonVESTAL, N.Y. – Four Retrievers notched double-digit kills, led by 15 from sophomore Sherelle Walker, as UMBC rallied to force a fifth set against Binghamton, but the comeback fell short as the Bearcats claimed the match in five sets (25-20, 25-20, 14-25, 18-25, 15-11), Saturday afternoon in an America East contest at West Gymnasium.
Volleyball Hits the Road for First Time in Conference Play to Face Albany, BinghamtonBALTIMORE – The UMBC Volleyball team hits the road for the first time in conference play this weekend to take on Albany and defending league champion Binghamton. The Retrievers will face the Great Danes in the New York state capital on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at University Gymnasium before heading west to battle the Bearcats on Saturday afternoon at West Gym.
Retriever Defense Stifles UMass Lowell, Sends UMBC to Three-Set SweepBALTIMORE – UMBC held UMass Lowell to just .022 hitting while senior setter Rebecca Garrigues (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) handed out 29 assists as the Retrievers swept the River Hawks in three sets (25-11, 25-21, 25-14), Friday night in America East action at the RAC Arena.
UMBC Volleyball Races Past Stony Brook to Win America East Opener in Four SetsBALTIMORE – UMBC sophomore Sherelle Walker (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) recorded a season-best 17 kills and senior setter Rebecca Garrigues (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) stepped into the lineup and handed out a career-high 36 assists as the UMBC volleyball team overcame a first set defeat to down Stony Brook in four sets (26-28, 25-14, 25-20, 25-21), Friday night at the RAC Arena in both teams’ America East opener.
Retriever Volleyball Lifts Lid on Conference Slate by Hosting Stony Brook on FridayBALTIMORE – After posting a 9-6 mark in non-conference play to begin the season, the UMBC volleyball team starts the conference section of its 2013 schedule by hosting America East rival Stony Brook on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the RAC Arena. The match will be broadcast live on the America East Digital Network with Live Stats also provided.
American Outlasts UMBC Volleyball in Five SetsWASHINGTON, D.C. – UMBC sophomore Krystal Mlemchukwu (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) notched 13 kills and senior Emily Witsaman (Medina, Ohio/Medina) sent down 12 winners, but it was not quite enough as American outlasted the UMBC volleyball teams in five sets (23-25, 25-17, 25-14, 19-25, 15-7), Wednesday night at Bender Arena.
Griffith Tabbed as America East Rookie of the WeekCAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC freshman libero Casey Griffith (King of Prussia, Pa./Upper Merion) has been selected as the America East Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced on Monday afternoon.
Schmidt and Witsaman Each Record Double-Digit Kills as UMBC Sweeps Coppin StateBALTIMORE – UMBC junior hitter Hannah Schmidt and senior middle Emily Witsaman recorded ten and 11 kills, respectively, as the UMBC volleyball team swept its fifth consecutive match, getting past Coppin State in three sets (25-15, 25-16, 25-14), Saturday afternoon on the second day of the Maddie Bingaman Memorial Tournament at the RAC Arena.