Volleyball Closes out Florida Tech with Dominant Third Set

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University's volleyball team utilized an impressive performance in the final frame Friday night for a 3-0 Sunshine State Conference victory over Florida Tech. The Blue and White won the third set 25-7 behind a show-stealing 11-0 run served by Marine Kinna.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Score:
 Lynn 3, Florida Tech 0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-7)
Records: Lynn (10-7, 4-6 SSC), FIT (5-13, 2-8 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.
Series History: FIT leads 23-20 all-time
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STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • Kinna had seven kills on 15 attempts (.267) and totaled a match-high 16 digs. In the third set, she led the Fighting Knights on an 11-0 run from the service line to bring the score from 3-1 to a 14-1 advantage for the Blue and White.
  • Siena Kelley logged a team-best .400 hitting percentage on the night, recording six kills and four digs, all season-highs.
  • Rafaela Fonseca tallied 11 kills on 27 attempts (.222) for the Fighting Knights and added eight digs, two blocks and an assist.
  • Sonja Udovcic finished just shy of a double-double, notching nine kills and 12 digs. She also had four blocks in the match.
  • Paige Fullerton was a force defensively, setting a season-high with six blocks.
  • Isadora Nicolai and Biatriz Souza Berti both added 19 and 15 assists respectfully for Lynn from the setter spot. Nicolai registered three of the team's five service aces.
  • The Fighting Knights had a .269 hitting percentage as a team while FIT hit .016 percent in the match.
  • Oliva La Plume added 10 digs as the libero, her fourth double-digit dig match of the season.


BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • The last time Lynn held their opponent to seven points or less in a 25-point set was Sept. 6, 2008, against California State Dominguez Hills.
  • The Blue and White are 4-3 in three-set matches this season.
  • Five service aces are the most for the Fighting Knights in a match at home this season.
  • Lynn's 60 digs are the team's most in a three-set match this season.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights are back in action tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. when the team hosts Embry-Riddle at the de Hoernle Center.