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UMBC VOLLEYBALL RALLIES FROM TWO SET DEFICIT FOR WIN OVER STONY BROOK, 3-2
Emily Berman dropped 19 kills as UMBC defeated Stony Brook, 3-2.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC Women’s Volleyball team (12-13, 3-5 America East) rallied from a two set deficit to defeat Stony Brook (11-13, 2-5 AE) by a final of 3-2 (15-30, 26-30, 30-28, 30-20, 15-13) at UMBC RAC Arena on Tuesday night. Four Retrievers hit double-figure kills and junior setter Megan Gross (
UMBC recorded 28 kills and 17 attacking errors in the first two sets of the match, hitting a combined .102 hitting percentage thru two sets as the Seawolves easily had control of the match. In the first two games Stony Brook recorded a combined 26 kills, 11 service aces and a hitting percentage of .333. They took the first set with a 30-15 victory, scoring six service aces and a .435 hitting percentage. In game two the Seawolves dropped 15 kills and for a 30-26 game two win.
After 10 minute intermission, the Retrievers started their rally with Jocelyn Teoh (Puchong, Maylasia/Bukit Jalil Sports Academy) and Emily Berman (Towson, Md./Towson) each dropping five kills while Julia Hood (Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte) and Jessie Folk (S.Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North) scoring four kills apiece in the third game. The four combined for 18 of the Retrievers’ 19 kills in the set as UMBC grabbed game three 30-28.
The Retrievers in game four pounded the net with 6.5 team blocks. Led by Britney Hodson (
With the score tied 9-9 in the fifth set, Gross found Berman on the outside as the freshman outside hitter buried the kill to put UMBC up 10-9 as they would not relinquish their lead the rest of the set. The Retrievers finished off the final point as Folk recorded one her two assists by finding Hood for the game-winning kill.
Four Retrievers hit double figures as Teoh tallied 20 kills, Berman 19, Hood 15 and Folk 11. Gross grabbed her 10th double-double of the year with 56 assists and 11 digs while Teoh added 12 digs for her 17th double-double of the year. Hodson finished with six block assists and a solo block.
The Seawolves were led by a match-high 21 kills from Maria Samilo and 49 assists from Julie Zub. Samilo hit an impressive .439, recording a mere three errors on 41 attacks. Abby Egan had a match-high 17 digs for Stony Brook.
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