Odom’s Offense Not Enough for Volleyball

Odom’s Offense Not Enough for Volleyball

Lakeland, Fla. – Sophomore middle Lauren Odom was heavily featured in the Lynn University volleyball team's offensive game plan on Saturday evening, but the Fighting Knights dropped a close Sunshine State Conference contest at Florida Southern College, 3-1.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Florida Southern 3, Lynn 1 (25-22, 25-17, 24-26, 25-23)
Records: FSC (14-8, 9-5 SSC), Lynn (11-10, 5-9 SSC)
Location: Jenkins Field House| Lakeland, Fla.
All-Time Series: FSC leads 33-11
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STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • Odom logged career-highs across the board offensively, posting a match-high 17 kills on 41 attempts with a .244 hitting percentage. She also added two blocks on defense.
  • Outsides Sonja Udovcic and Rafaela Fonseca tallied 16 kills apiece while rounding out double-doubles with 17 and 20 digs, respectively. Udovcic held a team-high .256 hitting clip.
  • Olivia La Plume had 14 digs with Marine Kinna adding on 11.
  • Isadora Nicolai facilitated 25 assists, with Biatriz Souza Berti securing a 21-assist, 11-dig double-double.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Earlier this season, Lynn defeated Florida Southern 3-2 in Boca Raton.
  • Last season, Florida Southern took both matches over Lynn, finished with a 30-7 (19-1 SSC) record and were runners-up at the NCAA National Championship.
  • FSC opened up this year ranked No. 4 in the AVCA Preseason National Rankings. They have since dropped out.
  • Odom's previous career-highs were 11 kills and 23 attack attempts, both set earlier this season.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights head to Orlando next weekend for the South Region Crossover, where they will take on three to-be-determined opponents from the Gulf South Conference.