Stout Defense Not Enough in Volleyball Setback

Stout Defense Not Enough in Volleyball Setback

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Despite a first-set victory and a solid performance at the net defensively throughout, Lynn University's volleyball team was unable to carry over the momentum from a big Friday night win as the Fighting Knights fell to Saint Leo University in Sunshine State Conference action on Saturday afternoon, 3-1. Lauren Odom posted 11 blocks, tying the school record for most blocks in a four-set match.

Final: Saint Leo 3, Lynn 1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-20)
Records: Saint Leo (6-6, 3-1 SSC), Lynn (7-4, 1-3 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Saint Leo leads 28-14
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  • Odom turned up the defense in the late stages of the match, finishing with nine blocks assists and two solo blocks. Offensively, Odom added six kills on 16 swings for a .312 attack percentage.
  • Sonja Udovcic was the only Fighting Knight attacker in double figures, logging 14 kills on 38 attempts (.211). Udovcic also led the back row defense with a match-high 18 digs.
  • Marine Kinna added nine kills for the second consecutive night with Rafaela Fonseca tacking on six.
  • Olivia La Plume served as the libero for the second straight match, notching a career-high 13 digs.
  • Isadora Nicolai and Biatriz Souza Berti split time at setter. Nicolai led the way in assists with 18, while Souza Berti added 15 assists, 14 digs and two service aces.


  • Odom's 11 blocks ties the school record for most blocks in a four-set match, joining Claire Angelich (vs. Embry-riddle; 10/02/15) and Haley Pratt (vs. Eckerd; 09/29/12).
  • Last year as a freshman, Odom had an outstanding collegiate debut, tying the school record for total blocks in a match with 12 vs. Missouri S&T (9/1) in the season opener.
  • As a team, Lynn finished with 15 total blocks. That mark ties for the third-most in program history in a four-set match and is the most since 2015.
  • Udovcic now has a double-double in five straight matches.
  • Souza Berti has hit double-digits in the digs column in three straight matches.

Lynn hits the road next week, starting with a quick trip down south for a 7 p.m. match at Nova Southeastern on Tuesday, Sept. 18.