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UMBC Women’s Volleyball Opens Home Conference Schedule With 3-1 Win Over Maine
Amanda Willey recorded 14 assisted blocks on Friday as UMBC defeated Maine, 3-1.
After taking a 20-11 lead over the Black Bears in the first set, the Retrievers’ blocking came into play, fueling five of UMBC’s final 10 points as UMBC took the first set 30-15. Sarah Ball and Ashley Oscars assisted on four blocks each while Ashley Hargrove and Amanda Willey assisted on three blocks each. The Retriever defense kept
Willey, however, put UMBC back on track in the third game with five assisted blocks as the Retriever junior had a hand in all five blocks for UMBC. Sarah Fillmore, who entered the match in the second set, got on track with six kills while Oscars put down five kills on six attacks in the set. UMBC led 28-19 before
UMBC took a 15-10 lead on the Black Bears in the fourth set as Ashley Hargrove recorded a kill, handing the ball to Fillmore to serve. Fillmore tallied back-to-back service aces and Hargrove and Oscars each notched kills as UMBC took a 19-10 lead. Hargrove finished the match with a kill from Stacey Carroll to give UMBC the 30-23 win.
Oscars finished with 16 kills and a .406 hitting percentage while Fillmore tallied 11 kills. Sarah Ball and Stacey Carroll each tallied double-doubles. Ball recorded 10 kills and 11 digs while Carroll handed out 41 assists and 13 digs.
UMBC returns to action for a non-conference tilt against