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UMBC Volleyball to Kick-Off 2007 Season at La Salle Tournament
Reigning America East Rookie of the Year, Ashley Oscars will lead the Retrievers into the 2007 and her sophomore campaign at the La Salle Tournament.
The Retrievers will face the likes of Loyola, St. Peterís, Lafayette, and host
All-Time at La Salle Tournament: This is the third time in the Retrievers 34-year history that they will be competing at a tournament held at
In 1990, the Retrievers finished the tournament with a 1-2 record, earning a victory against Fordham and falling to
New Blood: The
According to Blanchard, each of these incoming players has the potential to start and the Retrievers have had ample time to test different starting six combinations. Blanchard purposely did not schedule his team for the first competition weekend in order to give him and his coaching staff time to try numerous different combinations of players.
Retrievers vs. the Greyhounds: The Retrievers lead the all-time series, 42-13-1, against Loyola with their last meeting dating back to Sept. 13, 2006, where the Retrievers downed the Greyhounds, 3-1, at the RAC Arena. Setter Kira Giles tallied a then-season-high of 53 assists, while outside hitter Ashley Oscars recorded her only double-double of the season with 16 kills and 11 digs.
Retrievers vs. the Peahens: The Retrievers lead the all-time series versus St. Peterís, 3-1, with the last match occurring on Sept. 10, 2005 in
Retrievers vs. the Leopards: The Retrievers lead the all-time series, which dates back to 1978, 4-1 with the last battle between the teams occurring on Sept. 13, 2002 as part of the UMBC Tournament. The Retrievers were victorious in that match, 3-0, claiming a winnign margin as high as 17 points in the second set.
Retrievers vs. the Explorers: The Retrievers have faced host