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.

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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  • 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.


  • 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.

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.