Back Row Defense Leads Volleyball to First Road Triumph

Back Row Defense Leads Volleyball to First Road Triumph

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Lynn University's volleyball team picked up its first true road victory of the season on Tuesday night, knocking off Nova Southeastern in midweek Sunshine State Conference play, 3-1. The Fighting Knights amassed 97 digs, marking the most digs in a four-set match for the program in nearly 15 years.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 3, NSU 1 (25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 25-14)
Records: Lynn (8-4, 2-3 SSC), NSU (2-10, 0-5 SSC)
Location: Rick Case Arena | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 25-20
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STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • Sonja Udovcic paced the Blue and White on both sides of the ball, leading her team in both kills (18) and digs (24). The junior outside hit at a quality .372 clip and added two blocks on defense.
  • Fellow outside Rafaela Fonseca was right behind with 17 kills and 15 digs for her sixth double-double on the year.
  • Marine Kinna put away nine kills and added 14 kills while Paige Fullerton tacked on seven kills at a .312 attack clip.
  • Biatriz Souza Berti logged a season-best 19 digs to go along with 17 assists while fellow setter Isadora Nicolai posted 11 digs and 29 assists.
  • Out of the middle, Marcella De Vuono recorded three blocks while Lauren Odom hit .353 with seven kills.
  • Olivia La Plume matched her season-high with 13 digs for the second consecutive outing.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The Fighting Knights' 97 digs are the most for the program in a four-set match since Sept. 24, 2003, when they also tallied 97 vs. Northwood. The mark stands in a tie for the sixth most all-time in school history.
  • Lynn had six players finish with double-digit digs.
  • Udovcic has six consecutive double-doubles.
  • Lynn has defeated the Sharks at their place in three straight seasons.
  • The Fighting Knights hold a 6-1 neutral-site record this season, going 3-0 in Nova Southeastern's gym earlier this season.

UP NEXT:
The Blue and White will take their first trip out west this weekend as the squad heads to Eckerd College on Friday, Sept. 21, for a 7 p.m. league tilt.