Volleyball takes thrilling conference opening match vs. No. 16 Barry

Boca Raton, Fla. Opening Sunshine State Conference play at home against No. 16-ranked Barry wasn't an easy way for Lynn University's volleyball team to start the conference season. However, the Fighting Knights went the distance and overcame a 12-8 deficit in the deciding set to upset the Buccaneers 3-2 and start SSC play at 1-0.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Scores: Lynn 3, No. 16 Barry (25-16, 16-25, 25-16, 16-25, 16-14)
Records: Lynn (8-1, 1-0), Barry (5-4, 0-1)
Location: de Hoernle Sports & Cultural Center | Boca Raton, Fla.  
Series History: Lynn trails the series 33-13 and last played in 2018.
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STATS OF THE GAME:

    • Sonja Udovcic and Paige Barash each had a team-high 16 kills.
    • Udovcic posted a double-double as she added 20 digs.
    • Marine Kinna also had a double-double with 11 kills and 14 digs.
    • The third double-double of the match was turned in by Biatriz Souza Berti who had 26 assists and 11 digs.
    • Olivia La Plume was the third player with double-digit digs with 20.
    • Melanie Cuervo added 26 assists.
    • The Fighting Knights totaled a .240 team hitting percentage.
    • Lynn totaled five aces.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Udovcic closed out the match with a kill on four of the last five rallies, including the match winner.
  • Udovcic also posted a season-high in kills and matched her season-high in digs.
  • The 16 kills for Barash were a new career-high.
  • Souza Berti and Cuervo both matched their season-high in assists.
  • After dropping the second set, Lynn rallied in the third set and outscored the Bucs 12-3 after the match was tied at 13-13.
  • This was the first win over a ranked team since Nov. 12, 2016.
  • Lynn beat Barry at home for the first time since Oct. 24, 2017.

UP NEXT:
Lynn will look to keep the good vibes going when they put their 1-0 conference record on the line against No. 23 Palm Beach Atlantic Saturday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. Fans you can always follow the action live at LynnFightingKnights.com