Friday, October 1, 2010

University of Albany Sweeps UMBC to Start America East Conference Volleyball Schedule - UAlbany Sports 2010

Baltimore, Md. - Teresa Coppiellie led all players with 10 kills as UAlbany swept UMBC, 3-0, in the America East Conference volleyball opener at RAC Arena on Friday evening. The Great Danes defeated the Retrievers with scores of 25-19, 25-18 and 25-18.

Coppiellie was one dig short of a double-double, while setter Abbey Wexel reached double-digits in both assists and digs, with 33 and 12, respectively. Casey Wright and Traci Vandegrift recorded nine kills apiece, while Vandegrift also totaled 10 digs. Wright also finished with a match-high .389 hitting percentage along with two service aces and three blocks. Libero Laurie Gonzalez totaled 12 digs for the Great Danes, who held the Retrievers to a .087 hitting percentage.

UMBC (4-11, AE 0-1) was led by Ali Loynachan with six kills and seven digs, while also recording two block assists. Setter Alexandra Spaay finished with a double-double of 23 assists and 10 digs, while libero Hallie Carter led the Retrievers with 11 digs. Sabrina Hoeks totaled seven digs, three kills and two service aces.

UAlbany (10-5, AE 1-0) will return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 6, hosting non-conference opponent Colgate at University Gym in a match that will be televised on Time Warner Cable (TW3) at 7 p.m.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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