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RETRIEVER VOLLEYBALL DOWNS NEW HAMPSHIRE, 3-2
Megan Gross handed out 55 assists in UMBC's 3-2 win over New Hampshire.
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GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS
UMBC.......................................30 30 30 24 15 10-9, 1-1 AE
Durham, N.H. – The UMBC Women’s Volleyball team (10-9, 1-1 America East) earned their first America East Conference win of the season by defeating New Hampshire (4-13, 0-2 AE) by a final of 3-2 (30-32, 30-26, 30-18, 24-30, 15-11) on Friday evening at the Lundholm Gymnasium. The match marked the first five-set match for the Retrievers this season and breaks a 23-match stretch where UMBC has not played a five-set match, the longest in program history.
Jocelyn Teoh (Punchong, Maylasia/Bukit Jalil Sports Academy) and Megan Gross (
Emily Berman (
The Wildcats, who were the preseason favorite to win the America East Conference, were led by Natasha Otte with 22 kills and Kate Weidner with 59 assists.
Both team’s hit almost identical in the five-set match with UMBC hitting .232 overall with 70 kills, 29 errors on 177 total attacks while the Wildcats hit .231 as a team on 69 kills, 27 errors on 182 total attacks. The Retrievers had their best hitting percentage in the final match with 10 kills in the 15 point set, recording a .389 hitting percentage.
The Retrievers are 3-2 during their 8-match road stretch, including 1-1 in the America East as they play their first five conference games on the road. UMBC will continue their road swing at
Short Box Score (Final)
2004 UMBC RETRIEVER VOLLEYBALL
UMBC (10-9, 1-1 AE) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Teoh, Jocelyn 23-3-1;
Berman, Emily 18-1-2; Hood, Julia 10-0-2; Folk, Jessie 7-3-4; Gross,
Megan 6-1-2; Hodson, Britney 4-0-1; Skala, Christine 2-1-0; Totals