UAlbany Volleyball Drops Second Straight Match, Falling to UMBC, 3-1
Baltimore, Md. - Despite 13 kills from Samantha Brostrom, UAlbany fell to UMBC, 3-1, in America East Conference volleyball action on Friday evening. The Retrievers posted set scores of 25-21, 21-25, 25-19, and 25-21 to hand the Great Danes their second straight loss.
Brostrom finished with a double-double of 13 kills and 12 digs, while Traci Vandegrift added 12 kills and 15 digs along with a team-high three blocks, while hitting .278 for the Great Danes. Sara Pope also added 12 kills, while Viktoriia Stroilo recorded a team-high 16 digs. Gabby Whitworth was just short of a double-double with 42 assists and nine digs, to go along with three kills and one service ace.
Hannah Schmidt led all players with 18 kills and finished with a double-double, adding 10 digs and three service aces for UMBC (13-14, AE 6-4). Sherelle Walker was the second of four UMBC players with double-digit kills, with 15, while Krystal Mlemchukwu and Ali Loynachan recorded 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Loynachan also had a double-double, totaling 11 digs.
UAlbany (10-14, AE 7-2) will return to action on Sunday, visiting Binghamton for a 2 p.m. match.