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UMBC Women’s Volleyball Falls to Conference-Foe Binghamton, 3-0
Julia Hood played in her second game of the season and was one of five players honored on Senior Day on Sunday afternoon.
In a match plagued with errors, the Retrievers jumped to early 1-0 leads in the first and second sets, but relinquished the lead almost immediately as they were defeated by the Bearcats 18-30 and 19-30, respectively.
The Retrievers had 12 errors and a .041 hitting percentage in the first set, compared to
The Bearcats took the lead at the start of the third and final set and after two Retriever ties at 1-1 and 2-2, gained the lead for the remainder of the set and the match. The Retrievers committed more errors in the final set, totaling 11 for a .045 hitting percentage, while the Bearcats committed two errors for a .250 hitting percentage.
Senior outside hitter Julia Hood and senior setter Andrea Clarke, who were honored along with senior middle blocker Jessie Folk, senior libero Jennifer Wylie, and junior middle blocker Amanda Willey before the match, entered the game for the Retrievers in the final set, marking only their second game played this season. Hood’s last game dates back to September 13 against Loyola, while Clarke played in the match at Saint Francis (
Sophomore outside hitter Sarah Ball led the Retrievers with nine kills and 12 digs, just one kill short of a double-double, while Megan Hoag led the Bearcats with eight kills and 13 digs.
As a team the Retrievers recorded 37 kills and 29 errors for a .062 hitting percentage, while the Bearcats recorded 43 kills and seven errors for a .346 hitting percentage.
The Retrievers return to the court on Tuesday, when they host Navy in their last home and non-conference match at 6 p.m.