HIALEAH, FL – The Florida National University women’s volleyball team put up a fight that ended with a 3-0 loss in a tough home game against Ave Maria University played on Friday, September 6th at Bucky Dent Gym. The Conquistadors put the pressure on, coming back from a 4 winning games in the previous week.


Match Score: Florida National 0, Ave Maria University 3
Set Scores: 25-22, 25-20, 25-22
Records: Florida National (7-5), Ave Maria University (1-4)
Location: Bucky Dent Gym, Hialeah, Fla

Volleyball – FNU x AMU

Posted by Florida National University Athletics on Friday, September 6, 2019

How it happened

  • The Gyrenes came out firing and jumped out to a 7-6 lead after a service ace by Haut. After FNU tied the match at seven, AMU won six straight points on Grose’s serve to take a 13-7 edge.
  • Florida National responded with a six-point run of their own to tie the match at 15. With the match tied 20-20 toward the end of the set, AMU won four straight on Tyson’s serve to take a 24-20 lead.
  • AMU later won the set 25-22 on an FNU service error.
  • In the second set, Ave Maria used a seven-run spurt on Alejandra Suarez’s serve to take a 14-7 lead.
  • The Gyrenes maintained a several point lead for most of the set until FNU pulled to within four, 24-20.
  • AMU again finished off the set on a service error by the Conquistadors and won the set 25-20.
  • The Blue and Green sprinted out to an 11-4 lead in the third set. With AMU leading 18-10, Florida National ran off five straight points to pull within three.
  • The teams exchanged points down the stretch. AMU closed out the match 25-22 on a block by Grose.

Ave Maria Highlights

  • Ave Maria hit .131 on the night with 31 kills and 18 attack errors compared to a .019 hit percentage by FNU.
  • Madelyn Haut led the Gyrenes with nine kills with a .533 hitting percentage. She also had six block assists and two service aces.
  • FMU’s McKenna Tyson added eight kills and a team-best 13 digs. Katie Grose paced AMU with 26 assists. She added a solo block and three block assists.

FNU Highlights


  • FNU record is now 7-5 on the season.
  • FNU recorded its Third home loss this season.


The Lady Conquistadors will face Johnson & Wales University on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 pm at Bucky Dent Gym, Hialeah.

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Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director
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