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MAINE TOPS UMBC VOLLEYBALL, 3-1, THURSDAY NIGHT
Jessie Folk hit .417 with 11 kills and one error on Thursday night.
Orono, Maine – The UMBC women’s volleyball team (10-16, 3-6 AE) dropped their fifth consecutive match on Thursday night to the Maine Black Bears (9-11, 6-3 AE) at Memorial Gymnasium by a final count of 3-1 (30-16, 25-30, 30-25, 30-19). Each team split the first two sets before the Black Bears emerged with sets three and four for the win.
In the first set
The Retrievers, however, responded in the second set behind four service aces and four kills by Sarah Ball. UMBC hit .226 in the second set with 10 kills.
The turning point in the match came in set three with UMBC leading 11-8. The Black Bears forced a five-point swing, taking a 13-11 lead and never relinquishing that the rest of the set. Neither team could hold serve as the match stayed one to two points apart until 24-22, as the Black Bears held serve and took a 25-22 lead.
Ball tallied a team-high 14 kills while Jessie Folk hit .417, tallying 11 kills and one error on 24 attacks. Jennifer Wylie finished with 27 digs and Megan Gross handed out 30 assists.
Leah Guidinger recorded a match-high 3 kills with a .500 hitting percentage to lead the Black Bears. Four players for
UMBC returns to action at Stony Brook on Sunday at 1 p.m.