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Scheetz Becomes Single-Season Assisted Blocks Leader as UMBC Volleyball Falls to Maine
Freshman Bridget Scheetz set a new single-season record for assisted blocks in a single-season in the loss to Maine.
ORONO, Maine--The UMBC volleyball team dropped their fourth straight as they fell to America East conference-foe Maine, 3-1 (30-28, 28-30, 24-30, 26-30), on Saturday night at Memorial Gym. The Retrievers fall to 19-9 overall and 4-5 in the conference, which drops them to fifth place in the conference standings. The Black Bears improve to 3-19 and 2-7 in the America East.
Freshman Bridget Scheetz (St. Louis, Mo./Ursuline Academy) added five assisted blocks in the match to set a new single-season record of 96 assisted blocks, breaking the previous single-season record of 93 assisted blocks, which was set in 1999 by Kara Welniak. Scheetz also moved into sixth on the single-season total blocks chart as she now totals 102 total blocks.
Senior Stacey Carroll (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) and sophomore Ashley Oscars (Bakersfield, Calif./Liberty) recorded double-doubles for their second straight matches as Carroll put up 45 assists and 20 digs, while also adding 4 assisted blocks, and Oscars tallied 18 kills and 14 digs. Carroll moved into eighth place on the all-time career assists chart on Friday against New Hampshire and now has 1,221 assists, just 51 shy of seventh place all-time.
Sophomore Tiffany Johnson (Abingdon, Md./Arundel/Kansas State) is also steadily moving up the charts, as she added four assisted blocks to bring her season total to 80, good for sixth all-time for single-season assisted blocks.
Lindsay Allman led the Black Bears with team-highs of 18 digs and 26 digs in the match.
The Black Bears opened up a 2-0 lead on the Retrievers in game one, and while the Retrievers played Maine close in the set, they never took the lead away from the Black Bears as they fell 30-28.
Game two was another close affair that saw 10 ties and three lead changes between the teams. The Black Bears knotted the score at 28 points apiece thanks to an Allman kill, but the Retrievers followed with kills by Johnson and junior Angela Anderson (Hermosa Beach, Calif./Bishop Montgomery) to take the 30-28 set win.
The Retrievers took an early, 2-1, lead in the third set, but the Black Bears quickly gained the lead en route to the 30-24 set victory. Freshman Sabrina Hoeks (Olympia, Wash./AG West Black Hills) recorded three service aces during a 5-0 run for the Retrievers, but UMBC could not overcome the match-high .294 hitting percentage that the Black Bears recorded.
In the fourth and final set, the Retrievers once again took a 2-1 lead, and tied the Black Bears at 25 points, but two errors by Oscars gave the Black Bears a 27-25 advantage on the way to the 30-26 set and match point.
The Retrievers continue their roadstand next weekend as they face Albany on Sunday, Nov. 4 and Navy on Tues, Nov. 6 before returning home on Nov. 9 and 11 for their final matches of the regular season.