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RETRIEVERS EXTEND WIN STREAK TO THREE STRAIGHT WITH 3-0 WIN OVER HAMPTON IN OPENING GAME OF WILLIAM & MARY INVITATIONAL
Megan Gross recorded 37 assists against Hampton on Friday evening.
30-24, 30-19, 30-16
Williamsburg, Va. - The UMBC Volleyball team (3-3) won their third consecutive match by defeating Hampton University (0-5) on Friday afternoon in the Retrievers opening match of the William & Mary Invitational by a final count of 3-0 (30-24, 30-19, 30-16). The Retrievers were led by Emily Berman (Towson, Md./Towson) for the second straight game as the redshirted freshman recorded a match-high 17 kills on .626 hitting percentage.
The Retrievers never trailed in any of the three games after going ahead 2-1 in each game. In game one it was Berman who did the most damage, connecting on 7-of-9 attacks for kills with one error, hitting .667 in the game. Junior setter Megan Gross (
The Retrievers carried their momentum into the second game as Berman recorded six more kills on nine attacks while Christine Skala (
The story in game three was Retriever senior Julia Waclawiak (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Regan) who served UMBC to seven-consecutive points (two service aces) as the Retrievers ran out ahead 7-1 in the game and never looked back, striking the final blow with a 30-16 game three victory. Skala ended the game with her seventh service ace of the evening.
For the game Berman recorded 17 kills on 24 attacks with two errors for a .625 hitting percentage. Gross recorded 37 assists.
The Retrievers take on Loyola (
UMBC (3-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Berman, Emily 17-2-0; Teoh,
Jocelyn 8-1-1; Gross, Megan 5-2-0; Hodson, Britney 5-1-0; Folk, Jessie
4-0-0; Hood, Julia 4-0-0; Carrick, Katrina 3-0-0; Gross, Marisa 3-0-0;
Waclawiak, Julia 0-4-0; Skala, Christine 0-7-0; Clarke, Andrea 0-2-0;
Totals 49-19-1.0. (Assists) - Gross, Megan 37. (Dig leaders) - Gross,
Megan 7; Teoh, Jocelyn 7
Erin 4-0-1; Hoskins, Chavanca 3-0-0; Pinning, Erin 3-0-1; Avery,
Alexis 2-0-0; Ball,
(Assists) - Pinning,
Keel, Sydnee 7
Date: Sep 10, 2004 Attend: 52 Time: 1:15
Referees: Sherry Morgan, David Bassler