HAWK'S WEEKEND ENDS WITH TOUGH PLAY AND SOLID STATS, BUT NO WINS
Sept. 11, 2004
Washington D.C. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) traveled into the Nation's Capital this past weekend for volleyball, and although the Hawks (2-5) played tough matches, taking four games, they fell in all three matches.
UMES opened the tournament on Saturday, falling to George Mason, 3-1, (26-30, 30-19, 24-30, 8-30). The loss was a tough one for the hawks because superstar Jana Milin recorded a match high in kills, 14, and digs, 16. Unfortunately the Hawks only hit .104 for the match and committed 11 service errors.
On day two UMES opened the day with Georgetown. The Hoyas outplayed the Hawks, 3-1, (30-25, 29-31, 16-30, 27-30). Milin again recorded a match high in kills with 28 and got help from Aja Smith and Eriel Jeffery who had ten kills each. Freshman setter Kate smith pitched in with 43 assists, another match high. Aja Smith also had 11 digs to lead the Hawks defensively. Georgetown got 22 kills from Ashley Lancaster and 14 digs from Katie Nulty to help in the winning effort.
On the final day the Hawks looked to salvage a win but fell just short in a five game thriller with Wright State. Milin turned in an 18 kill performance and Mamie Lewis had 12 but they were no match for Wright State who got 26 kills from McKenzie Scheltema, 19 from Beth Piccony, and 17 from Sara Poling. The Raiders also got 23 digs from Poling. UMES took the first game and the seesaw battle ended in Wright State's favor, 3-2, (30-26, 24-30, 30-27, 12-30, 12-15).
The Hawks return to action on Tuesday at home after playing six matches on the road. They face the Lady Pirates of Hampton in Tawes Gym. Game time is 7:00 pm.