UML Earns Volleyball Win in R.I.

September 2, 2018 GMT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The UMass Lowell volleyball team split a pair of matches in the final day of the Friar Classic at Alumni Hall.

In the late match against Fairleigh Dickinson, the River Hawks picked up their first victory of the season in five frames. The set scores were 23-25, 25-23, 25-19, 27-29 and 16-14. UMass Lowell upped its record to 1-6 overall on the season.

Senior middle blocker Lade Adeniyi amassed a career and match-high 18 kills to go along with a .300 hitting percentage and four total blocks. Madi Bell totaled career-high’s with 16 kills and 18 digs, while Morgan Given managed a career-high 15 kills and a match-high .406 hitting percentage.

Freshman outside hitter Kate Bilyeu also totaled a career-high 14 kills.

Junior McKenna Bova and sophomore Malia Randolph both took turns running the River Hawk offense with 32 and 28 assists, respectively.

In the early match vs. Brown, UMass Lowell was defeated by the Bears in straight sets. Bilyeu registered a team-high six kills in the losing effort for UML.