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RETRIEVER VOLLEYBALL RALLIES FROM SET DOWN TWICE, BUT FALLS AT BINGHAMTON, 3-2
Vestal, N.Y. – The UMBC Women’s Volleyball team (12-16, 3-8 America East) rallied from a set down on two occasions against Binghamton (16-14, 6-5 America East) on Friday night, but came up on the short end of the fifth set as the Bearcats defeated UMBC, 3-2 (26-30, 30-25, 27-30, 30-23, 11-15). The loss dealt a significant blow to the Retrievers hopes of a conference tournament appearance as with a win UMBC could have moved within a game of fourth place (the final qualifying spot).
The Retrieves as a team recorded 14 more kills in the entire match than the Bearcats (UMBC finished with 75 kills compared to
UMBC junior setter Megan Gross dropped 56 assists in the match and now needs a mere six assists to reach 3,000 for her career to become the third Retriever to ever reach that mark. Gross is also just 40 assists away from reaching second place on the Retrievers all-time career charts. That record is held by Heather Hollidge with 3,034.
Other Retriever notables were Jessie Folk and Julia Hood, each registering double figure kills with Folk finishing with 13 and Hood with 11 kills. Christine Skala tallied 15 digs and Gross dug 16 balls for a double-double.
Leading the Bearcats was Michele Heck with 17 kills and 46 assists from Ashley Meffert. The Bearcats hit .213 as a team for the match and recorded 13 team blocks.
The Retrievers return to action with a big match against top-seeded