Back Row Defense Leads Volleyball to First Road Triumph

Back Row Defense Leads Volleyball to First Road Triumph

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Lynn University's volleyball team picked up its first true road victory of the season on Tuesday night, knocking off Nova Southeastern in midweek Sunshine State Conference play, 3-1. The Fighting Knights amassed 97 digs, marking the most digs in a four-set match for the program in nearly 15 years.

Final: Lynn 3, NSU 1 (25-20, 25-17, 22-25, 25-14)
Records: Lynn (8-4, 2-3 SSC), NSU (2-10, 0-5 SSC)
Location: Rick Case Arena | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
All-time Series: Lynn leads 25-20
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  • Sonja Udovcic paced the Blue and White on both sides of the ball, leading her team in both kills (18) and digs (24). The junior outside hit at a quality .372 clip and added two blocks on defense.
  • Fellow outside Rafaela Fonseca was right behind with 17 kills and 15 digs for her sixth double-double on the year.
  • Marine Kinna put away nine kills and added 14 kills while Paige Fullerton tacked on seven kills at a .312 attack clip.
  • Biatriz Souza Berti logged a season-best 19 digs to go along with 17 assists while fellow setter Isadora Nicolai posted 11 digs and 29 assists.
  • Out of the middle, Marcella De Vuono recorded three blocks while Lauren Odom hit .353 with seven kills.
  • Olivia La Plume matched her season-high with 13 digs for the second consecutive outing.


  • The Fighting Knights' 97 digs are the most for the program in a four-set match since Sept. 24, 2003, when they also tallied 97 vs. Northwood. The mark stands in a tie for the sixth most all-time in school history.
  • Lynn had six players finish with double-digit digs.
  • Udovcic has six consecutive double-doubles.
  • Lynn has defeated the Sharks at their place in three straight seasons.
  • The Fighting Knights hold a 6-1 neutral-site record this season, going 3-0 in Nova Southeastern's gym earlier this season.

The Blue and White will take their first trip out west this weekend as the squad heads to Eckerd College on Friday, Sept. 21, for a 7 p.m. league tilt.