Conquistadors fall to Ave Maria Tuesday in home opener

FNU Volleyball Final Results Graphic (08-30-22)
FNU Volleyball Final Results Graphic (08-30-22)

(Box Score)

HIALEAH, Fla. (Aug. 30, 2022) – Florida National University fell short of its first win of the season against red-hot Ave Maria, 3-0. The Gyrenes came into Bucky Dent Park with two straight wins after losing their first two-game of the season.


Set One FNU Notables (13-25)

  • A kill by Paola Brandsma cut Ave Maria’s lead 14-10
  • An attack error by Ave Maria’s Zelie Kessler allowed FNU to inch the set closer 11-8
  • Sofia Moreno Bendala scored the final kill of the match for the Conquistadors before Ave Maria took the set point on the next play


Set Two FNU Notables (13-25)

  • The Conquistadors took an early 3-1 lead to open the set
  • Joanne Dania had two kills in the set
  • A kill by Elis Cordova-Millet made it 10-18 in the late moments of the set


Set Three FNU Notables (11-25)

  • FNU scored the first point of the set, before trailing 6-3
  • Three kills for Joanne Dania
  • Lina Valentino recorded a kill on an assist from Maria Liva

Match Notables:

  • Joanne Dania had a team-high nine kills
  • Maria Liva had 12 assists
  • Joanne Dania collected 15 of the team’s 34 digs


Up Next: Florida National hits the road for the Florida College Tournament Friday. The Conquistadors’ first game is against Kansas Wesleyan University (KS) at 12 p.m. followed by a game against Florida College at 6 p.m.


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