Women's Volleyball

Volleyball Drops Pair After First Day of Tournament Action in Florida

The team concluded the first two games of the UNF Invitational with losses to The University of Florida and Charolette on Friday.

UNF 3, 0
After a tie at six in set one, UNF would go on a 10-7 run to take a slight 16-13 advantage. The Ospreys would add four more points as Mahalia White had two kills in that rally. The Tigers would only tally three more points as they fell 25-16.

In set two, the score was tied at four each, however UNF would silence the Tigers with nine points in a row. TSU and UNF would then exchange service error points as the score was 14-5. The Tigers couldn't recover from the nine point rally as they dropped the set 25-13.

The Ospreys got off to a 4-0 start in the third set. The score was as close as 10-7, but that's as close as the Tigers would get as they fell 25-17.

Texas Southern tallied 22 kills and added 24 digs in the match.

The first set was a battle starting with a tie at four. The Tigers then gained five points in a row as Gracie Hill and Chenise Cook led the rally with a kill a piece. Down the stretch, the set was tied at 17 and then again at 23, but TSU couldn't hold on as UNCC would get the last two points off of a kill by Florencia Wolkowyski and an attack error.

The second set was as close as a 16 point tie, but the Tigers would only score three more points in a 25-19 loss.

Amber Johnson registered a kill to put the Tigers on top 18-17 in the third set, but the 49ers scored five points in a row, capped by a Lara Kretschmer kill to take a 22-18 lead. After an exchange of points, Hill would tally another kill as the Tigers trailed 23-20 but it wasn't enough as errors killed them in the end.

Johnson led Texas Southern with eight kills, while Dallas Balaney-Flores chipped in 14 assists. Ryan Henderson and Briana Raney had 15 and 13 digs each.

Up Next
The Tigers will play the last match of the UNF Invitational against Louisiana on Saturday. The game is set to begin at 9 a.m.

Courtesy: TSUSports.com


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