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UMBC Volleyball Records 20 Wins in a Season for First Time Since 1998, Defeats Hartford 3-0
Freshman Sabrina Hoeks tallied a double-double with 12 kills and 10 digs in the Retrievers' 3-0 win over Hartford.
The Retrievers (20-11, 5-6 America East) currently stand at 10-2 at the RAC Arena this season, with their only losses coming to George Washington in their home-opener on Sept. 4, and a 3-0 setback against Binghamton on Oct. 21. The Hawks fall to 8-22 and 1-10 in the America East.
Freshman Bridget Scheetz (
Freshman Sabrina Hoeks (
Jennifer Monroy led the Hawks with 10 kills, while also adding eight digs.
The Hawks opened a 5-0 lead over the Retrievers in game one, but a Hoeks kill sparked a five-point serving run behind senior Stacey Carroll (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) that gave the Retrievers a 14-10 lead.
A kill by Carroll then sparked a run behind senior Marisa Gross’ (
The Hawks struck first in game two as well, but a Retriever kill followed by a Hawk error gave the Retrievers the 2-1 lead, which they wouldn’t relinquish as they rolled over
The Retrievers saw a 13-9 lead turn into a 15-13 deficit after a 6-0 run by the Hawks in game three. Another four-point run behind Hoeks, however, gave the Retrievers the 18-15 lead and a run behind Gross’ serve put the Retrievers up 23-18 en route to the eventual 30-25 set and match point.
The Retrievers will conclude the 2007 season on Sunday, when they take on Stony Brook at 5:00 p.m. on Senior Day, where they will honor their five graduating players.