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Volleyball Sweeps Coppin State, Loyola in First Day of Battle of Baltimore
Senior Allie Spaay
TOWSON, Md.—The UMBC volleyball team won its first two matches of the Battle of Baltimore Friday, defeating both Coppin State and Loyola, 3-0, on the campus of Towson University. With the wins, the Retrievers improve to 4-2 on the season and have won four in a row.
In the first match of the day, the Retrievers controlled the Eagles, winning 25-17, 25-15, 25-13. UMBC hit an outstanding .355 to Coppin State’s .049. Senior Allie Spaay (Kenosha, Wis./Kenosha Tremper) earned her first double-double of the season with 37 assists and 14 digs. Both outside hitters, sophomore Hallie Carter (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison) and Schmidt, each had 13 kills, while Carter also added 12 digs.
Junior Katie Kelly (Diamond Bar, Calif./Diamond Bar) had six kills while hitting .444 with three blocks, while Kennedy led the team with five blocks.
In the night cap, the Retrievers defeated Loyola, 25-16, 25-18, 25-10.
"We served and serve-recieved really well and were able to keep the pressure on Loyola," head coach Ian Blanchard said.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday when they face Towson and host Morgan State in the final day of the Battle of Baltimore.
NOTE: Statistics from the Loyola match are unavailable at this time. They will be provided when they are fixed.