Dunn's Double-Doubles Help Volleyball Split on Friday

Photo: Brian Gonzalez
Photo: Brian Gonzalez
Baltimore, Md. -- The UMBC Volleyball team split two matches on the first day of the Retriever Challenge on Friday at the Event Center, topping Saint Francis (Pa.) and falling to George Mason. 
The Retrievers swept SFU by the score of 25-19, 25-19, 25-22. In UMBC's second match of the day, George Mason edged the Retrievers 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, 12-25, 15-11. 
In the win, Taylor Dunn (Virginia Beach, Va.) had 29 assists and 12 digs while Brooke Hayden (Mt.Airy, Md.) finished with 11 digs. 
Kamani Conteh (New Castle, Del.) led UMBC with 10 kills. 
A six-point mid-set run in the first set gave the Retrievers control in that one. The second set saw six be the big number again as UMBC scored the final six points to pull out the victory. 
In the third set, UMBC took the lead around the midway point and hung on to complete the sweep. 
UMBC got a strong effort from a few players in the George Mason match. Dunn sparked the offense with another double, picking up 54 assists in the three sets along with 16 digs. 
Also, Hayden added 19 digs to help the Retrievers. Conteh led UMBC with 21 kills while Anouk Van Noord (Amsterdam, Netherlands) helped with 14 more. 
The Retrievers will play Delaware Saturday at 2 p.m. for their final match of this tournament. UMBC is now 2-3 so far this season.