The UMBC Retriever volleyball squad concludes non-conference play by hosting the La Salle Explorers to the RAC Arena on Tuesday, Sept. 22. First serve is slated for 7:00 p.m., and live stats and video are available via links on www.umbcretrievers.com and UMBC Front Row, the Retrievers' mobile website.
Scouting the Retrievers (6-7)
-Offensively, the Retrievers are led by freshman Makenzie Morgen, who has amassed 136 kills (3.02 per set), good for fifth place in America East. Four Retrievers have 2.0 kills or higher per set, including freshman Maddie Schneider (3.12, fourth in America East), and seniors Krystal Williams (2.32) and Sherelle Walker (2.14). Walker tied a team season-best with 20 kills versus William & Mary on Saturday.
-Three Retrievers have handled setting duties with red-shirt freshman Claudia Lopez leading the way with 205 (6.41 per set, 6th in America East). Lopez posted a season-high 54 helpers in the 3-2 loss to William & Mary on Saturday.
Scouting the Explorers (5-10)
-Like UMBC, La Salle faced William & Mary in 2015, and the Explorers were shutout, 3-0, by the Tribe.
-Ashley Felton (113) and Laura Kuhlmeier (110) both have topped 100 kills through 51 sets this season.
-Taylor Hite just surpassed 400 assists (408) on the season and is averaging 8.0 assists per set. She also leads the team with 21 service aces.
UMBC opens up America East Conference competition by taking on Stony Brook at Pritchard Gym on Friday, Sept. 25 at 7:00 p.m.
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