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UMBC VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN HOME OPENER, 3-2, TO NORTHEASTERN, TAKE ON VILLANOVA AT 5 P.M.
Jessie Folk led UMBC with 15 kills against Northeastern.
UMBC, despite falling in new head coach Ian Blanchardís first match, received some big games from a number of players, including freshman newcomer Sarah Ball (Manitoba Winnipeg, Canada/Sisler) who recorded 11 kills and 16 digs for her first career double-double. The rookie outside hitter assisted in five blocks as well and scored four service aces in the match.
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The Huskies hit .357 in the fifth set scoring eight kills on 14 attacks with three errors. Ivana Pavlisin recorded 64 assists while Kira Batura tallied 25 digs. Whitney Turner and Brianna Seitz each tallied 20-plus kills with Turner finishing with 25 and Seitz with 20.
UMBC for the match hit .191 with 58 kills and 21 errors. The Huskies finished with 87 kills and 29 errors for a .262 hitting percentage.