Updated: October 19, 2012 9:10 pm (ET)
by America East Communications
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - UMBC and Binghamton kicked-off the second
half of the America East volleyball season on Friday night with the Retrievers
snatching a, 3-1, win over the Bearcats to earn a split of the season series.
at UMBC (11-13, 4-3 AE) 3, Binghamton (7-16,
4-3 AE) 1
The Retrievers earned a split of the season
series with the Bearcats with a, 3-1, win on Friday night. Binghamton won the
first meeting between the two teams on Sept. 21.
Both teams hit well, with UMBC recording a
.293 hitting percentage and Binghamton hitting .254.
The Retrievers had three players in
double-digit kills, with Hannah Schmidt leading the way with 19 kills and nine
digs. Katie Kelly had 14 kills and hit .419.
Kristin Hovie led Binghamton with 13 kills and
Binghamton jumped-out to a 10-6 lead in the
first set, but UMBC responded with seven-straight points and never trailed
again in the frame.
The Bearcats also led early in the second set
(8-7), but UMBC scored 17 of the final 24 points to go up, 2-0, in the match.
Saturday, October 20
New Hampshire (12-10, 4-2 AE) at Providence (1-23,
0-6 AE), 4 p.m.
The Wildcats swept the Friars back in the
conference-opener for both teams on Sept. 22.
New Hampshire has lost back-to-back matches
after starting conference play, 4-0. The Wildcats lead the America east in
kills per set (12.67) and assists (11.73).
Providence;s Cassie Muzzonigro is fourth in
the conference in digs at 4.12 per set.
Sunday October 21
Albany (9-11, 6-0 AE) at Hartford (8-14, 2-4),
Albany topped Hartford, 3-1, in both teams'
conference opener on Sept. 23.
The Great Danes sit atop the America East with
a perfect 6-0 mark. The squad has won 49 of its last 52 conference matches.
The Hawks are coming off a big win against New
Hampshire, beating the Wildcats for the first time since 1996.