BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Lynn University volleyball team won its second consecutive match, coming out victorious against Eckerd College 3-1 on Saturday afternoon behind a season-high 16 kills from junior Morgan Dulaney.
INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 3, Eckerd 1 (24-26, 26-24, 25-23, 25-14)
Records: Lynn (17-9, 8-5 SSC), Eckerd (15-11, 7-6 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Eckerd leads 21-18 (last played Sep. 30, 2016)
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- Set 1 | The first set started out with one short run by the Tritons, followed by a 6-0 run from the Fighting Knights, and from there it was back and forth all the way to a 26-24 finish, round one going to Eckerd. Lynn spread the wealth with six different players recording kills, led by Lydia West's six to start the match.
- Set 2 | The Blue and White were determined to fight back, with the second straight set going to extra points. This time the home team found themselves on the right side of a 26-24 set victory, heading into the break with momentum. Dulaney stepped her game up at the net, recording seven kills, on what turned out to be a season best performance for the Alabama native.
- Set 3 | For three straight sets, the outcome had been decided by a two point margin, and the third was no different, as the Fighting Knights grabbed this one 25-23 without either team earning more than two points in a row.
- Set 4 | The team smelled blood and went for the kill, as Lynn finished the match strongly with a 9-0 run to create separation and capture the set 25-14, and more importantly the match 3-1.
- Dulaney led the Fighting Knight attack with a season-high 16 kills on an impressive .382 attack percentage, with two other members recording double-digit kills, Nicol Colonna (14) and Lydia West (13).
- Colonna flirted with a double-double, recording nine digs to go along with her double-digit kill performance.
- Marissa Tandron recorded her 10th double-double of the season, handing out 48 assists to go along with 11 digs.
- Lynn was able to secure a revenge victory over the Tritons after falling to them 3-2 in the first match up of the season.
- Claire Angelich adds to her own career solo-block record with two more on the afternoon, improving her total to 64.
Lynn remains home next weekend with a 7 p.m. matchup against Saint Leo on Friday, Nov. 11.