Volleyball Caps 2017 Campaign with Exciting Senior Night Triumph

Volleyball Caps 2017 Campaign with Exciting Senior Night Triumph

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's volleyball team put a stamp on the 2017 season with a big revenge win on Friday night, downing the Rollins College Tars at home in a tight five-set battle. The Fighting Knights celebrated Senior Night before the match, honoring Nicol Colonna, Meghan Ulmer and Trisha Mockapetris.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 3, Rollins 2 (25-18, 18-25, 26-24, 20-25, 15-11)
Records: Lynn (9-17, 7-13 SSC), Rollins (9-18, 6-14 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Rollins leads 24-18
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STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • Fittingly, Colonna – the only four-year senior on the squad – contributed in a major way to the victory. She neared a triple-double, posting a line of 31 assists, 11 kills (.212), eight digs and four blocks in her final outing as a Fighting Knight.
  • Outside hitters Sonja Udovcic and Rafaela Fonseca joined in on the double-double action. Udovcic recorded 18 kills at a .300 hitting clip to go along with 18 digs while Fonseca logged 17 kills, 16 digs and two blocks.
  • Ariana Rodriguez matched Rollins' libero with a match-high 22 digs. It is her second career outing with 20 or more digs and the second time in the past five matches.
  • Lynn had a nice night at the net defensively, led by six blocks from Lauren Odom (three solo) and five from Marcella De Vuono.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Lynn and Rollins split the 2017 season series, with the home team winning each match in five sets.
  • Colonna wraps up her Blue and White career ranked inside the program's top-20 all-time in matches played, sets played, total digs, total assists, assists per set, serve percentage, serve-receive percentage, total blocks and block assists.
  • Udovcic logged 21 double-doubles in 26 matches during her first season at Lynn and is the only player to see the court in all 109 sets the team played this year.
  • Odom's three solo blocks is a career-high for the freshman. There have only been 19 performances in program history where a player recorded more than three solo blocks in a match.
  • Barry University still has one match to play, but if the Bucs lose to first-place Florida Southern on Saturday, the Fighting Knights will finish the year seventh in the SSC. Lynn was picked to finish seventh in the preseason coaches' poll.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights are expecting to return 12 letter winners for the 2018 season.