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UMBC Volleyball Wins Fifth-Straight Home Match, Defeats Saint Francis, 3-0
Senior Stacey Carroll recorded a double-double with 39 assists and 10 digs in the win over Saint Francis.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC volleyball team won their fifth-straight home match and first of their four-match homestand as they defeated St. Francis (Pa.), 3-0, on Thursday night at the RAC Arena.
Senior Stacey Carroll (
The Red Flash (3-12) were led by Kristin Buter who tallied 12 kills and seven digs in the loss.
The Red Flash were plagued by errors in the first set as they recorded a dismal hitting percentage of -.023 with 12 errors, while the Retrievers achieved a .209 efficiency with just seven errors to take the 30-22 win.
The Red Flash took an early, 2-0 lead over the Retrievers, but UMBC battled back for a 4-3 advantage and never gave up that lead to earn the game win.
Both teams improved their hitting percentage in the second game as the Retrievers hit an outstanding .485 with just one attack error and the Red Flash posted a .250 percentage on five errors. Saint Francis struck first once again, but thanks to five point serving runs by Carroll and senior Britney Hodson (
Game three saw the Retrievers earn the first point for the first time of the night, but equaled their amount of errors from the first set with seven, while the Red Flash were also hampered with 10 errors. Neither team hit above .200 for the game, but the Retrievers pulled out the 30-21 win, thanks in part to the strength of play behind the serve of freshman Sabrina Hoeks (Olympia, Wash./AG West Black Hills) who had three aces in the set.
The Retrievers will open conference play on Friday as they host