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UMBC Volleyball Clinches Third Seed in America East Tournament with 3-1 Win over Hartford
Redshirt freshman Sarah Hill had 12 kills and 7 assisted blocks against Hartford.
The Retrievers started off sluggish, as the Hawks hit. 394 and won the first set, 25-22, but the UMBC played very well after that, winning the final three sets, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-19.
“We came out a little flat in the beginning,” said head coach Ian Blanchard, “but we played through it and played excellent after that. We adjusted very well and I thought we defended their serve really well after the first set.”
UMBC hit .328 as a team for the match, with four players reaching double-digit kills. Freshman Iman Kennedy (Charlotte, N.C./Independence) hit a blistering .769 with 10 kills on only 13 swings to lead the Retrievers, while Bridget Scheetz (
“Iman was ridiculously good for us today and Bridget also attacked the ball really well for us,” said Blanchard. “I’m really proud of our girls with how we’ve played through injuries and lineup changes and they’ve never let any of that stuff get in our way.”
Redshirt freshman Sarah Hill (
With the regular season now over, Blanchard and the Retrievers can look ahead to the America East Tournament.
“All we have to do is go on a run of two matches, and I think we are in position to do that,” said Blanchard.
The Retrievers return to action Friday for a semifinal match in the America East Tournament against second-seeded