Conquistador Volleyball ends day one of CAC Classic with another victory

FNU Volleyball Final Results Graphic (10-21-22) Game two.
FNU Volleyball Final Results Graphic (10-21-22) Game two.

(Box Score)

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2022) – Conquistador volleyball has struck gold on the first day of the CAC Volleyball Classic at Florida College. After earning a gritty 3-2 win over Haskell, FNU showed great fight and effort to knock out the Crowley’s Ridge Pioneers. With a dominant 3-1 win over Crowley’s Ridge College, FNU improves to 5-11 on the season, while the Pioneers now sit at 4-20. This two-game win streak matches the longest winning streak of the year so far for the Conquistadors.


Set One FNU Notables (22-25)

  • FNU got out to a hot start before the Pioneers got back in the contest
  • The Conquistadors fell behind on some costly attack errors and the Pioneers jumped ahead 24-22
  • Despite a slow start, FNU used the momentum from the end of the first set to propel them forward the rest of the contest


Set Two FNU Notables (25-14)

  • FNU dominated with another signature second set never really letting their opponent get anything going
  • The Pioneers were shut down offensively and struggled to cut FNU’s lead
  • The Conquistadors commanded a 23-8 lead before closing the set


Set Three FNU Notables (25-20)

  • The Conquistadors fell behind midway through the set as the Pioneers had a comfortable 14-7 advantage
  • FNU battled their way back into the match tying things up at 16 a-piece before a Crowley’s Ridge timeout
  • Joanne Dania hammered in a powerful kill to end the set and give FNU a 2-1 Advantage in the match


Set Four FNU Notables (25-20)

  • FNU went to work early, jumping to an 8-3 lead to start the fourth set
  • The Conquistadors held a comfortable 18-10 lead before a few balls that sailed out of play landed the Pioneers trailing by just five points
  • An assist from Ivette Sandoval set up a perfect match-clinching kill from Laya Cortez


Match Notables:

  • Victory signals the second time FNU has won two matches in a row
  • Joanne Dania and Layla Cortez both closed out FNU’s last two sets with a much-needed kill
  • FNU looks to make it three in a row tomorrow as they close out their stay in Temple Terrace, FL


Up Next: FNU looks to close out their stay in Temple Terrace, Florida, tomorrow with a win against Iowa Wesleyan at 1 p.m.


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