Volleyball Defeats Brown, Drops Heartbreaker to Sacred Heart in Final Day of Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament

Senior Sabrina Hoeks
Senior Sabrina Hoeks

BALTIMORE—The UMBC volleyball team defeated Brown, 3-1, Saturday in the final day of the Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament presented by BWI Holiday Inn at the RAC Arena. Later in the day, the Retrievers (4-5) dropped a heartbreaker to Sacred Heart, 3-1.


In the first match of the day, freshman Ali Goc (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada/R.S. McLaughlin Collegiate) recorded her first double-double of her collegiate career, leading the Retrievers with 17 kills and a .389 hitting percentage as UMBC defeated Brown, 25-27, 25-21, 25-22, 25-23.


The teams were very evenly matched throughout with UMBC hitting .159 to the Pioneers' .142 and Sacred Heart leading in blocks, 10-9.


Senior Sabrina Hoeks (Olympia, Wash./AG West Black Hills, also tallied a double-double with 12 kills and a game-high 18 digs.


Against Sacred Heart, Hoeks and Goc continued to have an outstanding tournament with the senior hitting a game-high 19 kills with 13 digs, while Goc added 16 kills and 16 digs.


Junior Iman Kennedy (Charlotte, N.C./Independence) hit .333 with eight kills, while freshman Emily Witsaman (Medina, Ohio/Medina) led the team with seven total blocks.


It was a tight contest throughout with Retrievers pulling out the first set 25-23, before falling 27-25, 30-28 and 26-24 in the final three sets.


Freshman Rebecca Garrigues (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga) recorded her first double-double of the season with 35 assists and 10 digs.


For the tournament, Hoeks averaged 3.36 kills and 3.07 digs per set and finished with 11 service aces. She was named to the All-Tournament Team.


The Retrievers return to action Friday when they travel to South Orange, N.J. to face off with Seton Hall at 8 p.m. as part of the Seton Hall Invitational.


Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament All-Tournament Team

Nicole Brown – Howard

Katie Dull - Ohio State - Most Valuable Player

Susan Gansor - Towson 

Sabrina Hoeks – UMBC

Johanna Ovsenek – Sacred Heart

Katrina Post – Brown

Allie Schwarzwalder - Ohio State

Ashlyn Trimble – Sacred Heart

Volleyball Falls to Towson, 3-1
September 28, 2010 Volleyball Falls to Towson, 3-1