Volleyball Notches First Road Win in Halloween Thriller

Volleyball Notches First Road Win in Halloween Thriller

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – Lynn University's volleyball team clinched an exciting 18-16 victory in the fifth set on Tuesday night to secure a 3-2 road triumph at Nova Southeastern University, securing the Fighting Knights' first road win of the season.

INSIDE THE MATCHUP:
Final: Lynn 3, NSU 2 (25-12, 17-25, 25-19, 20-25, 18-16)
Records: Lynn (7-13, 5-9 SSC), NSU (5-15, 3-10 SSC)
Location: Rick Case Arena | Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
All-Time Series: Lynn leads 23-20
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STATS OF THE MATCH:

  • Marcella De Vuono had an efficient night attacking out of the middle, posting a career-high .421 attack clip behind 11 kills on 19 swings. She added five blocks, including Lynn's only solo stuff on the night.
  • Sonja Udovcic led the attack with 18 kills on a .267 hitting percentage while recording 20 digs and three blocks on defense.
  • Rafaela Fonseca led the Fighting Knights' back row with 27 digs. She also logged 15 kills and two blocks.
  • Nicol Colonna facilitated the offense with 49 assists and four kills while tacking on nine digs and four stuffs on the defensive side.

BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • Ariana Rodriguez made her first career start as the team's libero. She led the team with two service aces.
  • Lynn picked up its first away win this season.
  • Fonseca has recorded 20 or more digs in three of the past four matches and has reached double digits in nine straight.
  • Both matchups this season between these two teams have resulted in 3-2 Lynn victories.
  • Four of the last five matches between NSU and Lynn have gone to five sets.
  • De Vuono has 12 blocks against the Sharks this season.

UP NEXT:
Lynn remains on the road this weekend for its final two away contests of the season, starting with a 7 p.m. tilt at Embry-Riddle this Friday, Nov. 3.