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Volleyball Falls to Penn, 3-1
Hallie Carter was tabbed to the All-Tournament Team.
PHILADELPHIA—The UMBC volleyball team (10-5) saw its three-match winning streak snapped in a 3-1 loss to host Penn Saturday afternoon on the final day of the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West/Penn Invitational at the Palestra.
The Quakers limited UMBC to an .098 hitting percentage while taking the match in four sets, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 25-10. After three close sets, the Retrievers hit just -.026 in the fourth while allowing Penn to hit .387.
Sophomore Hallie Carter (Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison) recorded her eighth double-double of the season with a team-high 15 kills to go along with 13 digs. Senior Allie Spaay (Kenosha, Wis./Kenosha Tremper) also posted a double-double with 31 assists and a team-best 21 digs.
Penn’s Amanda Pacheco led all players with a .343 hitting percentage, while Lauren Martin had a match-best 18 kills. In addition, Dani Shepherd recorded 32 digs.
Following the game, Carter and sophomore Ali Goc (Ottawa, Ontario/R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate) were selected to the all-tournament team. Carter led the Retrievers with 29 kills in three games, while Goc had a team-best 43 digs.
The Retrievers return to action on Friday, when they open America East Conference play against Stony Brook at 6 p.m. at the RAC Arena.