Conquistador volleyball ends regular season with win over Florida Memorial, 3-2

FNU Volleyball Final Results Graphic (10-28-22)
FNU Volleyball Final Results Graphic (10-28-22)

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HIALEAH, Fla. (Oct. 28, 2022)- Florida National celebrated a senior night with a storybook victory over Florida Memorial Friday. These two teams meet earlier in the season when the lions handed FNU a 3-0 loss in Miami Gardens, Florida. But this five-set thriller was a far cry from their earlier contest, as FNU battled back to end their regular season with a victory. Florida National now stands at 7-11 while the Lions drop to 11-7.

Set One FNU Notables (12-25)

  • Florida National got off to a slow start in the first half falling behind by double digits early
  • The Conquistadors struggled to get themselves in rhythm and allowed FMU to take over
  • A ball-handling error from FNU ended the set and gave the lions the advantage


Set Two FNU Notables (25-23)

  • Florida National came out hot, with a signature strong second set
  • FNU lead for the majority of the set and didn’t leave the door open for FMU to regain some momentum
  • Three kills for Joanne Dania as FNU claimed the set and even the contest at 1 point apiece
FNU volleyball seniors during their 2022 senior night.
FNU volleyball seniors during their 2022 senior night.


Set Three FNU Notables (19-25)

  • Florida Memorial capitalized on some poor service from FNU
  • The Lions attacked the net with power and capture some serious kills in the set
  • FMU’s 25-19 set victory gave them the 2-1 advantage


Set Four FNU Notables (25-20)

  • Highly contested set from start to finish
  • Was all tied up at 15-15 before FNU took over
  • Florida National’s performance forced a game-deciding fifth set for the first time this season in a home contest


Set Five FNU Notables (16-14)

  • Florida National jumped to a 3-0 lead
  • Florida Memorial was the first to eight points and cause both sides to switch sides for the final scratch of the match
  • Florida National gained a 15-14 advantage and got the match point on a ball-handling error from FMU


Match Notables:

  • A team-high 14 kills for Joanne Dania on her senior night
  • Seventeen digs for Juliana Santos
  • Layla Cortez had ten kills in the victory


Up Next: FNU prepares for post-season play.

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