Maryland Volleyball Drops Match To Florida A&M, 3-0
Sept. 11, 2004
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Maryland volleyball team fell to Florida A&M, 3-0 (30-26, 30-20, 30-18), at the First National Bank/Arby's Classic on the campus of the University of Nebraska Saturday afternoon. The Terps (1-4) were led by senior Sarah Treadwell, who posted a team-high 14 kills and 11 digs.
Maria DiLivio had six kills and a team-high 12 digs in the match, while Rachel Wagener hit .385 and had six kills and three blocks.
It was back and forth in game one until Florida A&M was able to capitalize on Adriana Kostadinova's five first-game kills and take a 25-21 lead. Despite the fact that both teams hit just .196, Florida A&M had fewer errors - six to Maryland's nine - and took the first game by a score of 30-26.
Florida A&M never trailed in the second game and Maryland hit just .022, as the Lady Rattlers won, 30-20. The Rattlers went on to take the third game, 30-18.
Stephanie Smith had six kills for the Terps, and Rachel Moore had a solid outing as she tallied two service aces, a kill and five digs.
Florida A&M, winners Friday night over second-ranked Nebraska, are now 3-2 on the season and the only unbeaten team left in the tournament. Kostadinova led her team with 16 kills and 15 digs.
Maryland concludes its weekend at the First National Bank/Arby's Classic tomorrow when it faces host and No.2 Nebraska at 2 p.m. Terps' head coach Janice Kruger, a former Nebraska player, will be taking on her alma mater for the first time since 1994. The match can be heard on the radio via Nebraska's web site, www.huskers.com.