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UMBC Volleyball Falls, 3-1, to George Washington in Home-Opener
Sophomore Kira Giles added 48 assists in the loss to George Washington and is now eighth all-time at UMBC in career assists.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s volleyball team dropped their first game of the season, falling to George Washington, 3-1 (30-24, 28-30, 17-30, 27-30), on Tuesday night in the RAC Arena.
The Retrievers snap a four-game winning streak to fall to 4-1, while the Colonials improve to 3-4 on the season.
Freshman Bridget Scheetz (
Janine Brown led the Colonials with a double-double of 23 kills and 18 digs, while hitting .347.
The Retrievers drew first blood in the opening game thanks to assisted blocks by senior Katrina Carrick (
Carrick contributed three of her team-leading four block assists and her only solo block of the match in the first set, while Fillmore tallied three kills on four attacks for a .750 hitting percentage.
Freshman Sabrina Hoeks (
Scheetz led the Retrievers with four kills and four points scored, while hitting .333, well above UMBC’s Game 1 average of .257.
The Retrievers hitting percentage steadily declined over the four-set match, dropping as low as .022 in the fourth set, where the Retrievers committed 11 attack errors.
Game 2 saw the Retrievers tie the Colonials 12 times, but take the lead only five times, including a 25-24 lead off of sophomore Ashley Oscars' (
Scheetz once again led the team with four kills and committed only one error for a .375 hitting percentage, superior to the team average of .182.
With Brown serving, the Colonials recorded a 10-0 run in the third game for a 14-2 lead over the Retrievers and led by as much as 16 points on two different occasions to claim the 30-17 win.
Game 4 was another back and forth affair, with the Retriever tying the game at 25 points each, but a service error by Fillmore gave the Colonials the 30-27 set point and match win.
Oscars tallied a total of 16 kills, four blocks (three assisted) and 19.5 points, while Giles recorded 48 assists to bring her career total up to 1,053, eighth on the Retrievers’ all-time list.
The Retrievers will travel to