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Retriever Volleyball Takes Part in Seton Hall Invitational This Weekend
Freshman Rebecca Garrigues
BALTIMORE—The UMBC volleyball team travels to South Orange, N.J. this weekend for the Seton Hall Invitational. The Retrievers (4-5) will take on the host Pirates Friday at 8 p.m. before facing off with Western Michigan and Northeastern on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively.
The Retrievers went 2-3 this past week, dropping a three-set match to George Washington before going 2-2 in the Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament. The Retrievers defeated Howard and Brown, but fell to Big Ten power Ohio State and suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Sacred Heart. Senior Sabrina Hoeks (Olympia, Wash./AG West Black Hills) was named to the All-Tournament team after leading the team with 50 kills (2.94 kps) and 12 service aces (0.71 aps).
Freshman Ali Goc (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate) continued her strong freshman campaign, hitting 49 kills (2.88 kps) while adding 41 digs (2.41 dps). Freshman Rebecca Garrigues (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) also had a strong tournament, leading the team in both hitting percentage (.268) and assists (6.50 aps).
Yet another freshman, Hallie Carter (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison), led the team with 48 digs (3.00 dps) and junior Iman Kennedy (Charlotte, N.C./Independence) led the team with 21 total blocks (1.24 bps).
It will be the first time the Pirates and Retrievers have faced off since 1995, when UMBC was victorious in four sets. The series is tied 2-2. It will be the first-ever meeting between UMBC and Western Michigan. Northeastern and UMBC faced off in last year’s Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament in Baltimore, with the Huskies coming away with a 3-2 victory. Northeastern holds a 7-1 all-time lead over the Retrievers, with UMBC’s only win coming in 1999.
RETRIEVER STAT PAK:
Stat Player # Opponent(s)
Kills Sabrina Hoeks 19 Sacred Heart
Assists Rebecca Garrigues 35 Sacred Heart
Digs Sabrina Hoeks 18 Brown
Aces Mallory McIntyre 5 Coppin State
Blocks Emily Witsaman 7 Sacred Heart
Player Opponent Stat 1 Stat 2
Sabrina Hoeks Brown 18 digs 12 kills
Ali Goc Brown 17 kills 13 digs
Ali Goc Sacred Heart 16 kills 16 digs
Sabrina Hoeks Sacred Heart 19 kills 13 digs
Rebecca Garrigues Sacred Heart 35 assists 10 digs