Freshman Paige Krenik (Foothill Ranch, Calif.) was named America East Rookie of the Week for the third consecutive week, and fourth time overall, the Conference announced on Tuesday morning. Against UAlbany on Friday, Krenik was able to tally a match-best 16 kills in another double-digit kill performance, her fifth in the last six matches.
The UMBC Volleyball team travels up to New England this weekend to finish up it's road schedule. The Retrievers face UMass Lowell on Friday November 2nd at 7:00 pm, followed by a Sunday matinee on November 4th against New Hampshire at 1:00 pm.
Scouting the Retrievers:
UMBC (6-16, 2-6) is coming off a four set home loss against UAlbany last Friday (25-18 19-25, 25-20, 25-20). Despite the loss, the Retrievers were able to have strong performances from some of their key players, such as redshirt Senior Paola Rojas (San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico), who tallied on 13 kills on .355 hitting. Senior Krystia Negrón (San Juan, Puerto Rico) was able to propel the team with 48 assists, while classmate Kristin Watson (Bowie, Md.) finished with 26 digs.
Scouting the River Hawks:
UMass Lowell (3-20, 1-8) is coming off of a tough weekend, where it fell against Hartford on Friday, and then was swept against Stony Brook on Sunday.McKenna Bova was able to help the offense on Sunday with 24 assists, and seven digs. This was her ninth straight double-digit assist performance. Katherine Claybaugh came back after missing a month of action, as she put up 17 kills on Friday against Hartford. The River Hawks rallied from two sets down to defeat UMBC in five sets on October 7.
Scouting the Wildcats:
New Hampshire (10-13, 6-3) split last weekend when it followed a Friday loss to Stony Brook with a sweep of Hartford on Sunday. Emma Patlovich helped the Wildcats offense as she was able to put up 43 assists. She has had double-digit assists in her last six matches, three of those being at least 40. Kennedi Smith was able to put up 16 kills on .412 hitting. Emily Tanski was able to continue on her strong performance, as she put up 16 digs, her seventh straight in double-digits. Before the Wildcats face the Retrievers, they will host Binghamton on Friday November 2nd at 7:00pm.
The Retrievers return home on Friday November 9th to face Stony Brook at 7:00 pm on ESPN3, followed by a Sunday ESPN+ matinee against Hartford at 1:00 pm. Fans can purchase tickets at tickets.umbc.edu