Saint Leo, Fla. – Both sides came into Saturday's Sunshine State Conference contest riding a three-match winning streak, but it was the home team that came out on top as the Lynn University volleyball team fell to Saint Leo in straight sets.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Saint Leo 3, Lynn 0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-19)
Records: Lynn (8-7, 2-5 SSC), Saint Leo (10-5, 5-2 SSC)
Location: Marion Bowman Activities Center | Saint Leo, Fla.
Series: Lynn trails 13-23 (Last meeting 2014)
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
- Lynn fell into a hole early as the Lions jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the opening set. Lydia West and Claire Angelich then combined for five kills to narrow the deficit, but Saint Leo rebounded quickly. The Fighting Knights had their best hitting set of the match (.229), but so did the Lions (.306).
- The Blue & White fought from close behind for the majority of the second set until garnering the lead at 17-16. Multiple errors down the stretch deflated Lynn as Saint Leo went up 2-0. Nicol Colonna recorded four of her five kills in the match and Cristina Llorens swung .600 with three kills.
- A 1-0 lead in the third set was the final advantage for the Fighting Knights on the day. Morgan Dulaney saw her first action of the match in the final set, tallying three kills (.600).
STAT OF THE GAME:
- In a balanced Lynn attack, Cleuza Porto led the way with seven kills, while West and Llorens put down six apiece.
- Angelich registered a match-high five block assists with West and Porto combining for seven.
- Marissa Tandron distributed 27 assists and Katie Knight was the only Fighting Knight with double-digit digs (11).
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- Lynn's eight total blocks is its most in a three-set match this season.
- It was just the third match this season where Lynn didn't have an individual attacker reach double-digit kills.
- Saint Leo has won four straight against Lynn.
The Blue & White will have the week off until heading to Carrollton, Ga. next weekend to participate in the SSC-GSC Crossover Tournament hosted by the University of West Georgia on Oct. 16 & 17.