Volleyball to Host New Hampshire in Critical America East Contest on Sunday Afternoon

Volleyball to Host New Hampshire in Critical America East Contest on Sunday Afternoon

The UMBC Volleyball team (14-6, 5-2) returns from a four-game road swing to host three-time defending America East champion New Hampshire on Sunday at 1 p.m. Both teams sit at 5-2 in America East, one-game back of first place Albany.

The Retrievers are coming off a shorthanded five-set defeat at George Washington on Wednesday, a match in which they left several key players at home to rest. 

This past Tuesday, sophomore libero Kristin Watson (Bowie, Md/Eleanor Roosevelt) was named America East Defensive Specialist of the Week for the third time this season.

Watson had a career-high 38 digs on Friday night as the visiting Retrievers rallied from two sets down to defeat Stony Brook in five sets. The 38 digs were the second -highest in UMBC rally-scoring era, and third highest in program history. In addition, Watson tied a career-high with seven assists in the victory. 

Scouting the Wildcats: New Hampshire (14-10, 5-2) travels to Baltimore after taking a 3-1 decision at Stony Brook on Friday night. Demi Muses leads the team in kills, with 278 , and kills per set with 3.71. Setter Keelin Severtson tops the Wildcats in assists with 941, while averaging 10.82 assists per set

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