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RETRIEVER VOLLEYBALL DOWNED IN THREE SETS BY BINGHAMTON
GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS
UMBC................ 26 18 26 11-13, 2-5
The Retrievers looked strong early on in game one until momentum changed with the Retrievers leading 22-18. Jen Smith took over serving for the Bearcats, rallying her team with eight-consecutive points to take a 26-22 lead. The Bearcats went on to capture the first set 30-26 despite five kills in the opening set by Retriever middle hitter Jessie Folk (S. Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North).
The Bearcats , hitting near .400 in the final two sets, followed the lead Michelle Heck, who recorded a match-high 18 kills with a .412 hitting percentage, and Smith, who finished with 15 kills and a .407 hitting percentage. Ashley Meffert recorded 40 assists.
Megan Gross (Montclair, Va./Forest Park) finished with 25 assists and nine digs and Julia Waclawiak (San Antonio, Texas/Ronald Regan) recorded three service aces as she moved into seventh place all-time on the Retrievers career service aces chart.
For the match the Bearcats recorded a .343 hitting percentage and 10.5 team blocks. UMBC hit .090 with five team blocks.
The Retrievers return to action with Stony Brook on Tuesday at UMBC RAC Arena at 7:00 p.m.