BOCA RATON, Fla. – After getting off to a slow start, Lynn University's volleyball team bounced back in the third frame on Saturday against Eckerd College, but it was not enough as the Fighting Knights fell 3-1 in their final home game of the season.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Eckerd 3, Lynn 1 (25-18, 25-10, 21-25, 25-18)
Records: Eckerd (15-13, 6-9 SSC), Lynn (14-14, 4-11 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series: Lynn trails 17-21 (Last meeting Oct. 9, 2015)
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- Set 1 | Lydia West and Shanotta Bawek came out of the gates with five kills on nine attacks apiece but the Fighting Knights played catch up the entire frame. A 5-1 run from Eckerd opened up a comfortable 17-9 advantage.
- Set 2 | The Tritons hit an incredible .733 in the second set in a convincing 25-10 win.
- Set 3 | The Blue & White bounced back in the third set led by six kills from Cleuza Porto. Katie Knight kicked off a 5-0 run from the service line early on to grab the lead for Lynn, and anchored another 7-0 run to give her side the momentum late.
- Set 4 | Following a 15-15 tie, the Tritons went on an 8-2 run. Errors down the stretch from Lynn sealed the deal for the four-set defeat.
- West continued on her offensive tear of late, notching a team-high 12 kills on a .261 clip, and picking up two blocks.
- Porto was the only other Fighting Knight to reach double figures, recording 11 kills and five digs.
- Bawek was the most involved offensively she has been all year, finishing with season-highs in kills (9) and attacks (21).
- Knight led the defense with a team-high 15 digs and chipped in two service aces.
- West posted double-digit kills for the fourth consecutive match and the fifth time in the last six.
- Lynn recorded under 44 digs for the first time in the last 15 matches.
Lynn has its final game of the season this Thursday, Nov. 19 on the road at first-place Tampa. Fans can watch the match live at LynnFightingKnights.com and receive in-game updates by following @Lynn_Knights on Twitter and Instagram.