GREAT DANES WIN DOGFIGHT, TAKE DOWN RETRIEVERS, 3-1


Volleyball Score: UAlbany 3, UMBC 1 (25-19, 18-25, 25-20, 25-15)

Location: Baltimore, Md.

Records: UAlbany (12-8, 6-1 AE) | UMBC (6-16, 2-6 AE)

Short Story: Junior Akuabata Okenwa earned her second double-double (16 kills, 15 digs) in as many games as the UAlbany volleyball team took down UMBC, 3-1, on Friday night in America East action.

Head Coach MJ Engstrom

“It was exciting to play after having last weekend off due to a bye week. We have been on the road for all of October and have played well despite the traveling every weekend. The team’s performance got stronger as the match went on and look to carry that momentum into Sunday’s match.”

Key Stats:

  • UAlbany’s Akuabata Okenwa and UMBC’s Paige Krenik each posted a game-best 16 kills.

  • UMBC’s Kristin Watson led all players with 26 digs while teammate Krytsia Negron earned 48 assists.

  • The Great Danes finish the match hitting .266 while limiting the Retrievers to a .169 clip.

  • Okenwa tallied three services aces in the tilt.

  • The Great Danes notched 11 total blocks on the night.

Game Notes:

  • As a team, UAlbany hit a season-high .542 in the fourth match.

  • The victory clinches the series win for UAlbany against UMBC.

  • The Great Danes have now won four straight matches.

  • UAlbany continues to hold second place in the America East standings.

  • The Great Danes own a 5-4 clip in four-set matches.

  • UAlbany has recorded a 12-win season for the third time in the last three years.

Back in Action: UAlbany will play its final regular season road game of the season on Sunday at Binghamton. The match is slated to begin at 5 p.m. and will broadcast on ESPN3.

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