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UMBC WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL RESPONDS FROM FIRST SET LOSS TO DEFEAT STONY BROOK, 3-1
Jessie Folk tallied seven assisted blocks as part of UMBC's 14 team blocks on the day.
Baltimore, Md. – The UMBC women’s volleyball team (8-11, 2-2 AE) responded from an opening set loss to go on and win the next three sets and defeat Stony brook (7-11, 1-3 AE) by a final score of 3-1 (22-30, 30-22, 30-25, 30-23) in America East volleyball action on Sunday afternoon at UMBC RAC Arena. UMBC tallied 14 team blocks in the match, eight assisted blocks from Amanda Willey (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) and seven assisted by Jessie Folk (S. Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North).
UMBC tallied just two blocks and a .056 hitting percentage in the first set as the Retrievers tallied nine errors and 11 kills on 26 total attacks. Behind Morgan Sweany’s five kills and .625 hitting percentage in the first set, the Seawolves took a 30-22 set one victory.
UMBC responded in set two as the Retrievers jumped ahead 3-0 on three kills by Ashley Hargrove (
Sarah Ball (Winnipeg, Canada/Sisler) tied the match for the 12th time at 15-15 with a kill in set three and with Megan Gross (Montclair, Va./ Forest Park) serving the Retrieves tallied back-to-back points for the fourth and final lead change as UMBC took set three, 30-25.
UMBC in set four controlled the net with five total bocks with four assisted blocks to Willey and three to Folk. Ball recorded four kills while Julia Hood (Charlotte, N.C./West Charlotte) and Folk each tallied four kills.
For the match Ball recorded a game-high 18 kills while Hargrove, Folk and Hood all had nine kills. Gross tallied her second consecutive double-double with 42 assist and 10 digs. Christine Skala (
Clair Lindner dug 31 balls for Stony Brook while Sweany finished with a double-double at 16 kills and 17 digs.
UMBC returns to action on Tuesday at Loyola (