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
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 was led by Maya Krapf with 10 kills, and 5 service aces.
- Afraina Ammerlaan added 9 kills and 1 Service ace.
- Andrea Romero had 18 digs and 3 Assists.
- Carolina Arrias Dantas and Gabriela Hernandez recorded 19 and 6 assists respectively.
BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:
- 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.