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Volleyball Splits Day One of the Towson Invitational

UAlbany Sports Information   09-13-2019

Photo Credit: Tiffany DeBoer/Towson Athletics

Scores: Coastal Carolina 3, UAlbany 1 (17-25, 25-21, 16-25, 15-25) & UAlbany 3, Youngstown State 0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-23)

Location: SECU Arena in Towson, MD.

Records: UAlbany (2-6), Coastal Carolina (7-0), Youngstown State (4-5)

Short Story: After dropping its first match of the Towson Invitational against Coastal Carolina 3-1, the UAlbany volleyball team picked up its second win of 2019 in a three set win against Youngstown State.

Coach Pickard: “We came out a bit flat this morning and struggled against a tough Coastal Carolina team. Their offense was clicking and we didn’t answer. Before the afternoon match we talked about doing a few things to get better and focusing on our side of the net. I’m proud of how the team came out and was aggressive both from the service line and on our defense. We are still working out some kinks but played a lot better in the second match. Looking forward to playing the hosts tomorrow.”

By the numbers vs. Coastal Carolina:

By the numbers vs. Youngstown State

  • Okenwa led once again, having 12 kills and four block assists.
  • Brach recorded six kills and two block assists.
  • Stanton notched 16 assists, and Andersen Vaughan had 12 assists.
  • Macken tallied 11 digs.
  • UAlbany outhit Youngstown State .293 to .172.

Notes

  • Okenwa recorded her fifth game of the season notching double digit kills.
  • Brach’s six kills vs. Youngstown State are a season high.
  • Okenwa has 906 career kills.

Next

The Great Danes will close out the Towson Invitational on Saturday against the host Tigers at 2 pm.

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