Volleyball Outlasts Eckerd in Halloween Thriller

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Halloween costumes were nearly as impressive as the volleyball action Saturday evening inside the de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center as Lynn University's volleyball squad earned an exciting 3-2 victory over Eckerd College in Sunshine State Conference play.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 3, Eckerd 2 (25-23, 26-28, 25-16, 21-25, 15-13)
Records: Lynn (13-12, 6-9 SSC), Eckerd (12-14, 4-12 SSC)
Location: de Hoernle Sports and Cultural Center| Boca Raton, Fla.
All-time Series: Eckerd leads 25-19
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STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • Sonja Udovcic led all players on the floor with 21 kills at a solid .315 attack percentage while rounding out her team-high 17th double-double of the year with 16 digs. She added four blocks, including a solo.
  • Fellow outside Rafaela Fonseca was the only other Fighting Knight attacker in double figures, tacking on 14 kills at a .205 hitting clip. She secured a double-double as well with 15 digs.
  • The back row defense was held down by Marine Kinna and Olivia La Plume with 19 and 18 digs, respectively. Kinna added six kills and a pair of block assists.
  • Splitting time at the setter position, Biatriz Souza Berti recorded a season-high 28 assists with 13 digs while Isadora Nicolai tacked on 18 helpers and nine digs.
  • Lauren Odom had a quiet night offensively, but led all players on the floor in blocking with two solo stuffs and seven block assists.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Earlier this season, Lynn lost at Eckerd, 3-1. The Fighting Knights posted 39 kills, marking a season-low in four-set matches.
  • La Plume's 18 digs are one shy of her season-high, which she set last time out on Oct. 20 vs. West Alabama.
  • Odom's nine blocks are three off her school record 12 that she set in her collegiate debut last season.
  • Lynn and Eckerd split the season series for the third time in the past four years.

UP NEXT:
The Fighting Knights will host their final home match of the year and Senior Night vs. Nova Southeastern on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.