Baltimore, Md. -- Carmen Freeman (Memphis, Tenn.) notched a career-best 20 kills to go along with 11 kills as the UMBC Volleyball team defeated cross-town rival Loyola in four sets (19-25, 25-16, 25-23, 25-16) to pick up the program's first win at the UMBC Event Center on Saturday afternoon.
Setter Krytsia Negrón (San Juan, Puerto Rico) had a match-best 51 assists to go with 10 digs for her sixth consecutive double-double. The senior was named to the All-Tournament Team for a second time this season.
Freshman Jamie Wood (Satellite Beach, Fla.) had the best match of her young career, finishing with nine kills on a robust .533 hitting percentage. Fellow freshmen Gabrielle Curran (Naples, Fla.) and Paige Krenik (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) also had solid performances. Curran finished with five kills (.625 hitting percentage) and a career-high 12 digs, while Krenik filled the stat sheet with four kills, seven digs, two aces and a block.
The Retrievers stay in Baltimore as they make the short trek to Towson for a tournament next weekend. They face Ball State on Friday at 3:30 pm and then face La Salle and the host Tigers on Saturday.