Conquistadors close out Florida College Tournament with a loss against William Carey

FNU Volleyball Final Results Graphic (09-03-22)
FNU Volleyball Final Results Graphic (09-03-22)

(Box Score)

TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (Sept. 3, 2022) – The Conquistadors ended their tournament stay with a heart-wrenching loss to William Carey University. The five-set thriller was a close contest where William Carey came out on top in the deceive final set 11-15. The Crusaders came into the match undefeated through ten games.


Set One FNU Notables (17-25)

  • Four kills for Layla Cortez despite losing the set.
  • Lina Valentino elevated for her first block of the contest
  • A kill by the Crusaders Abby Wright essentially put the set out of reach for the Conquistadors


Set Two FNU Notables (25-21)

  • FNU looked to rebound from their first set woes taking an early 7-4 lead to start the second set
  • Four kills for Layla Cortez
  • Despite the loss, it was a block party for the conquistadors as Joanne Dania, Lina Valentino, Paola Brandsma, Gabriela Gonzalez and Elis Cordova-Millet recorded a solo or blocking assists.


Set Three FNU Notables (25-23)

  • FNU weathered a William Carey 3-2 run at the end of the set and still managed to come away with the point
  • Four kills by Joanne Dania
  • FNU looked prime to take the next set and the match


Set Four FNU Notables (11-25)

  • Fell behind early to the Crusaders 4-3
  • Four assists from Maria Liva despite FNU not being able to close out the match
  • William Carey scored four points in a row to capture the set point


Set Five FNU Notables (11-15)

  • William Carey came out aggressive taking a 3-0 lead to start the set
  • FNU fell behind and ultimately lost the set 11-15
  • Maria Liva had four assists in this set


Match Notables:

  • Thirty-seven kills on the match for FNU
  • Eighty-seven digs on the match, 20 of which came from Juliana Santos
  • Another big night for setter Maria Liva, who ended the contest with 24 assists.


Up Next: The Conquistadors will be back on the road against Warner University September 7 at 7 p.m.


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