SOUTH ORANGE, N.J.--The UMBC volleyball team dropped its first match of the Seton Hall Inviational to the host Pirates, 3-0, Friday night. After dropping the first two sets 25-21 and 25-6, the Retrievers (4-6) prevailed in the third, 25-23, before falling in the fourth, 25-21.
"I was happy with the way we fought back in the third after really not playing well in the first two sets," head coach Ian Blanchard said. "But we made too many errors tonight and that's what cost us the match."
Senior Sabrina Hoeks (Olympia, Wash./AG West Black Hills) led the Retrievers with 12 kills and 13 digs, her third double-double of the season.
Seton Hall out hit UMBC, .277 to .053, and outdug the Retrievers, 87-61.
Sarah Osmun led the Pirates with 19 kills.
The Retrievers return to action Saturday for the final day of the Seton Hall Tournament. UMBC faces off with Western Michigan at 12:30 p.m. followed by a matchup with Northeastern at 3 p.m.