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UMBC Volleyball Falls to Stony Brook, 3-0, In First Conference Loss
Sophomore Tiffany Johnson led the Retrievers with a .600 hitting percentage, committing no errors in the loss to Stony Brook.
STONY BROOK, N.Y.—The UMBC volleyball team snapped a four-match winning streak as they fell to conference-foe Stony Brook, 3-0 (30-24, 30-16, 30-23), on Friday night at Stony Brook Arena.
The Retrievers (16-5, 2-1 America East) opened the 2007 conference season with wins over
Sophomore Tiffany Johnson (Abingdon, Md./Arundel/Kansas State) led the Retrievers in the loss, tallying nine kills on 15 attacks with no errors for a .600 hitting percentage and also added one dig and two assisted blocks.
The Retrievers had no players with double-digit kills or digs and recorded just a .125 hitting percentage for the match, while the Seawolves hit .347 from the floor and had two players with double-digit kills.
Jackie Ahlers led the Seawolves in the contest, posting 22 kills on 35 attacks with just one error for a .600 hitting percentage and also added five digs and two assisted blocks.
The Retrievers committed 17 attack errors in the match and the Seawolves committed nearly as many with 16, but also held a 57-30 advantage on total kills.
The Retrievers led in the early part of the first set, but gave up the lead after an 8-8 tie by the Seawolves. The Retrievers eventually knotted the score at 21 points apiece thanks to a kill by Johnson, but after a 7-0 run by the Seawolves, saw themselves down 28-21 and suffered the eventual 30-24 loss.
The Seawolves dominated game two, opening up a 6-0 lead on the Retrievers and then finished the set with an 8-0 run from 22-16 to the final set score of 30-16 to put the Retrievers down two games to none.
The Retrievers saw themselves at a substantial disadvantage in game three as well, but came within two points of the Seawolves a few times during the early part of the game. UMBC couldn’t hold off the Stony Brook offense, however, as they fell 30-23 in the final set and suffered their first conference loss.
The Retrievers continue their first conference road trip as they take on