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UMBC Volleyball Notches Victories Over Fairleigh Dickinson, Morgan State in Tri-Match
Sophomore Ashley Oscars tallied 29 kills in the tri-match against Fairleigh Dickinson and Morgan State.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s volleyball team notched two victories in a tri-match on Saturday at the RAC Arena, downing Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-0 and
The Retrievers (12-3) have won their last three matches, while the Knights (8-8) went 1-1 on the day recording a 3-0 victory over the Bears (0-12) who have lost their last 12 matches.
UMBC started the day off against Fairleigh Dickinson, with freshman Sabrina Hoeks (
Sophomore Kira Giles (
Rebecca Tenney led the Knights with 13 kills for a .385 hitting percentage, three digs, and one solo block.
The Retrievers easily downed the Knights in the first game, never leading, for the 30-18 decision.
Game two saw eleven ties between the two teams, before the Retrievers gained a 26-25 lead over the Knights with an ace by Giles, who then served for another two points to give the Retrievers a 28-25 advantage and eventual 30-26 set win.
The Knights scored first in game three, but the Retrievers gained a 2-1 lead and never trailed again, pulling out the 30-18 match point.
The Bears came out with a renewed sense of play after their loss to the Knights and gave the Retrievers their first game loss since the Towson Tournament on Sept. 15.
Three Retrievers tallied double-doubles in the four-set match with Oscars recording a team-high 19 kills and 11 digs, Giles with 52 assists and 15 digs, and junior Angela Anderson (Hermosa Beach, Calif./Bishop Montgomery) with 12 kills and 13 digs. Hoeks was just one dig shy of a double-double with 14 kills and nine digs.
Esther Johnson led the Bears with 18 kills and 18 digs in the loss.
The Retrievers pulled out the first set win, 30-27 after taking a 6-5 lead, but struggled in the second set as the Bears took the 30-26 victory.
The Retrievers hit just .140 from the floor and committed eight errors in a game that saw 14 ties while the Bears recorded a .262 percentage with just six errors.
The Retrievers improved their game in the third set, hitting .383 from the floor, while the Bears posted a dismal .091 efficiency, falling 30-17 to UMBC.
UMBC maintained a .333 average in game four, while committing just four errors and never trailed after the 4-3 lead en route to a 30-22 match point.
Overall the Retrievers posted a .282 hitting percentage with 19 total errors, while the Bears tallied 26 errors for a .180 percentage from the floor.
Oscars led the Retrievers on the day with 29 kills, 12 digs, three assisted blocks and one block assist.
The Retrievers travel to