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Volleyball Splits with Towson, Morgan State on Second Day of Battle of Baltimore
Hallie Carter was named to the Battle of Baltimore All-Tournament Team.
BALTIMORE—The UMBC volleyball team (5-3) saw its four-match win streak snapped with a 3-0 loss to Towson on Saturday, but rebounded with a 3-0 victory over host Morgan State on the second day of the Battle of Baltimore.
In the first match of the day, the Retrievers held leads in all three sets, but the Tigers prevailed, 25-21, 25-23, 25-19. UMBC hit just .046 but held Towson to .194. Freshman Hannah Schmidt (Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales) led the Retrievers with 12 kills, while juniors Katie Kelly (Diamond Bar, Calif./Diamond Bar) and Ali Loynachan (Whitby, Ontario, Canada/R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate) had four blocks each.
The second match of the day was a different story, as the Retrievers controlled the Bears throughout, winning 25-13, 25-15, 25-19. UMBC hit .313 to Morgan State’s .066.
Sophomore Hallie Carter (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison) posted a double-double with 18 digs and 10 kills while hitting an outstanding .429, while Schmidt smashed 12 kills and hit .462. In addition, Loynachan had seven kills while hitting .357.
At the end of the day, Carter was named to the All-Tournament Team. She finished the weekend with 30 kills and 43 digs. She was joined on the all-tournament squad by Jac Bullock of Loyola, Erin Cox of Morgan State and Towson’s Aubrey Kirven and I’ishah Keliikoa. Kirven was named the tournament’s MVP.
The Retrievers return to action on Tuesday, when they host Navy at 6 p.m. in their home opener at the RAC Arena.