The Retrievers controlled the play in the Dukes' first loss of the season. DU had a season-low 0.083 attack percentage vs. UMBC's 0.325.
UMBC won the opening sets 25-15 and 25-13.
The Retrievers broke a 4-4 game four tie with eight straight points for a 12-4 edge and held off the Red and Blue the rest of the way for the 25-13 match-winning victory.
Artman and Homan were named to the All-Tournament Team. Ashley Oscars led UMBC (5-2) with 13 kills, Alyssa Lang recorded 14 digs, Bridget Sheetz had 10 blocks and Kira Giles setup 49 UMBC winners.
The Dukes face Pitt (3-3) on Tuesday at the Fitzgerald Field House before heading to another volleyball tournament next weekend at the Fiesta Bowl Classic. DU takes on Navy on Friday, September 12, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. Then on Saturday, DU will face Hampton at 1:00 p.m. followed by a match with host Northern Arizona at 10:00 p.m., all times EDT.
All Tournament Team
Kira Giles (MVP) UMBC Bridget Scheetz UMBC Liz Homan Duquesne Jessica Artman Duquesne Michelle James Niagara Holly Allgeier Niagara Whitney Johnson UMES Christine Edwards UMES