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UMBC Volleyball Snaps Five-Match Winning Streak; Johnson Named to All-Tournament Team
Sophomore Tiffany Johnson averaged 1.30 blocks per game over the weekend and was named to the All-Tournament team.
TOWSON, Md.—The UMBC volleyball team snapped a five-match winning streak, as it fell to No. 21 Dayton, 3-0, and Western Kentucky, 3-1, on Saturday at the final day of the Towson Tournament at the Towson Center.
The Retrievers (9-3) were plagued by errors versus the Flyers (13-0), recording a total of 26 attack errors to
Freshman Bianca Sande (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif./Torrey Pines) led the Retrievers in the loss, tallying seven kills and 11 digs, while Jamie-Lee Richards led the Flyers with 14 kills on 25 attacks with just one error for a .520 hitting percentage. Richards also added four digs and two assisted blocks as the Flyers posted game victories of 30-23, 30-13, and 30-18)
The Retrievers improved vastly in their second match against the Lady Toppers (10-3) as they recorded a hitting percentage of .150 for the match and had just one game with a hitting percentage under .100.
Sophomore Tiffany Johnson (Abingdon, Md./Kansas State/Arundel) had her best outing of the season thus far, tallying eight assisted blocks while also adding four digs and six kills. Johnson was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 1.30 blocks per game during the duration of the tournament.
Johnson was very instrumental in the Retrievers 30-23 win in game two as she tallied four of her eight assisted blocks in the set. Sophomore Ashley Oscars (
The Lady Toppers maintained the upper hand, however, after an opening-match set win of 30-24 and defeated the Retrievers with game three and game four scores of 30-28 and 30-18.
The Retrievers return home of Tuesday, Sept. 18 as they face