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STONY BROOK SNAPS UMBC VOLLEYBALL WIN STREAK AT FIVE, TOPS RETRIEVERS, 3-1
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC women’s volleyball team (13-8, 2-1) saw their win streak of five-straight get snapped by the Stony Brook Seawolves (11-9, 2-1) on Saturday night at UMBC RAC Arena. In an America East Conference contest, the Retrievers lost in four sets to the Seawolves, 28-30, 20-30, 30-21, 31-33.
The Retrievers held the lead through the mid part of game one before three-straight serving aces by Maria Samilo turned the tides on UMBC, giving the Seawolves a 21-20 advantage. The two teams played the remainder of the set back-and-forth before the Seawolves notched a 29-26 lead on back-to-back kills by Rachel Goldsmith prior to taking the 30-28 win in game one.
The Seawolves carried their momentum into the second game running out to an 11-3 lead early on. The Retrievers made a number of attempts to close the gap as Jennifer Davis (Ontario, Canada/Sir Allen Macnab) hit .429 in game two, but were unable to catch back up to the Seawolves who took the second game 30-20. Stony Brook hit .310 in game two.
After a short intermission, UMBC came out of the locker room motivated get back in the match, hitting .429 in the third set behind junior Jocelyn Teoh (Puchong, Malaysia/Bujit Jalil Sports Academy), who recorded eight kills for a .571 hitting percentage in the game. The Retrievers sent the match to a fourth set with a 30-21 win.
In game four the two teams battled it out down to the line as UMBC fought off three match points before a kill by Danielle MacKnight on the fourth match point gave Stony Brook the 3-1 win.
For the match the Retrievers were led by Teoh with 25 kills and Megan Gross (Mont Clair, Va./Forest Park) with 48 assists. For the Seawolves, setter Julie Zub dished out 48 assists and Tesha Harry recorded 16 kills.
The Retrievers return to action with America East contests at Albany and Northeastern on Oct. 17 and 18, respectively. Both matches are slated to start at 7 p.m.
Stony Brook def. UMBC, 3-1
30-28, 30-20, 21-30, 33-31