Baltimore, MD—Junior Jocelyn Teoh had 23 kills and graduate student Jen Davis added 11 kills, 5 blocks, and 3 aces as UMBC (4-4) shook off a good first game by visiting Providence (0-7) and defeated the Friars, 3-1, in the nightcap of the Retriever Invitational Tournament. In the opener, GeorgiaState (9-1) breezed by Rider (5-3), 3-0.
Providence hit a solid .351 in game one and took the game, 30-27. But the Friars could not sustain that offense, and the Retrievers won the next three games, 30-25, 30-23, 30-17. Teoh hit .320 for the match, converting 23 of 50 attempts, with 7 errors. UMBC amassed 11 team blocks, with Davis and freshman Emily Berman recorded 5 each. Katie Fleming led PC with 16 kills, and Ayana Cadres added 15.
In the opener, GeorgiaState hit a solid .324 for the match and bested Rider, 30-19, 30-24, 30-16. The Panthers presented a balanced attack, led by Shelbylynn McBride’s 11 kills. Setter April DeCoste was outstanding with 38 assists and a team-high 10 digs. Kristine Dormer led the Broncs with 8 kills, but Rider hit just .110 for the match.
Four matches are scheduled for Saturday, with today’s winners opening the day with a match.