Baltimore, Md.— UMBC volleyball clipped the Eagles, 3-0 to win the Maddie Bingaman Memorial Tournament and go 3-0 on the weekend. Freshman Maddie Schneider (Appleton, Wisc./Appleton) led the way with 18 kills adding 11 digs for the double-double. The win moves the Retrievers to 6-4.
UMBC (6-4) shot out of the gate early, taking a quick 5-1 lead forcing timeout from the Eagles (1-7). That lead would extend to 10-3 before the Eagles would try to cut into the lead. Freshman Claudia Lopez (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico/Academia Maria Reina) would push the lead to 16-6 after a trio of service aces, giving the Retrievers the lead for good. UMBC would win the set 25-11 after hitting .538 with no attack errors.
UMBC got out ahead 7-3 early, but the Eagles would come back to tie it at 7-7 early, and take the lead off an attack error. The Retrievers would retake the lead briefly at 10-9, before both teams would go back and forth with the lead. However UMBC continued to fight, ultimately taking the set, 26-24. Morgen had eight kills in the second set alone, giving her 14 for the match.
The Retrievers would continue their success, pushing ahead 5-1 early on. The Eagles would cut into the deficit, getting all the way to within three at 12-9. UMBC would maintain at least a three point lead late, and would hold on to take the set, 25-20 and win the match 3-0.
Morgen finished with 18 kills and 11 digs, while Krystal Williams (Baltimore, Md./Western Tech) chipped in eight. Freshman Carola De Jesus (San Juan, Puerto Rico/Academia Maria Reina) earned MVP of the tournament, finishing the match with 11 digs and five service aces.
The Retrievers will head to our nation's capital for the American Classic next weekend. The Dawgs will face Virginia on Friday, September 18 before facing American and William & Mary the next day.
2015 Maddie Bingaman All-Tournament Team
Morgan State- Evely Macedo
Fordham- Nicole Freeley
Rider- Hailey Riede
Coppin State- Kendra Ireigbe
UMBC- Krystal Williams
MVP- Carola De Jesus (UMBC)