Tandron Surpasses Milestone in Volleyball Triumph

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Senior setter Marissa Tandron became the second player in program history to record 4,000 career assists on Saturday as the Lynn University volleyball team got back in the win column with a 3-1 victory over Rollins College in Sunshine State Conference action.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 3, Rollins 1 (25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 25-21)
Records: Lynn (13-8, 4-4 SSC), Rollins (9-11, 1-5 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Rollins leads 23-16
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HOW IT HAPPENED:
  • Set 1 | The Fighting Knights shut down the Rollins attack in the opening stanza and led from wire-to-wire. Outsides Cristina Llorens and Cleuza Porto each notched four kills while three Lynn defenders tallied 5+ digs. The Tars offense finished with nine kills and nine errors.
  • Set 2 | Set two was tight throughout but sound defense on the back row (21 digs) lifted the Blue and White to take a 2-0 lead. Lynn led by only one late (19-18) but a 4-0 run put the frame away. Tandron recorded another 12 assists in the period, giving her an even 4,000 to secure the career milestone heading into the locker room.
  • Set 3 | Rollins edged out a close 25-21 victory in the third for their lone win, but led from start to finish. The Tars had their best hitting clip of the day at .344, bolstered by Bri Civiero's 4-for-9 effort.
  • Set 4 | Lynn's front row defense was the key in the fourth as the contingent put together six blocks. The score was tied a handful of times but the home side never surrendered the lead before closing out the match. Porto was active on offense with seven kills off 22 swings.
STATS OF THE MATCH:
  • A trio of Fighting Knights notched double-digit kills, led by Porto with 19. Llorens (.250) and Lydia West (.385) each added 13 kills at effective attack percentages. Llorens and Porto completed double-doubles with 16 and 14 digs, respectively, while West co-led the squad with five blocks.
  • Tandron finished with 47 assists, tacking on four kills and two blocks.
  • Claire Angelich and Nicol Colonna each added five blocks apiece and combined for eight kills. Colonna logged double-digit digs for the third time in the past four matches.
  • Knight recorded a team-high 18 digs and led her side in the serving department yet again with two aces.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
  • Tandron becomes the second player in the program's history to log career assist No. 4,000, currently standing with 4,023. The senior is chasing the school record of 4,564, held by Devon Woolard since 2010.
  • Lynn put up 11 blocks as a team, the second-highest output this season.
  • Tandron and Knight remain at the top of the conference in assists and aces per set, respectively.
  • The Fighting Knights have won the matchup with Rollins for three years straight in their home gym.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights hit the road twice this upcoming week, starting with a 7 p.m. Tuesday night matchup at Nova Southeastern on Oct. 25.