UNF women’s volleyball was unable to find their groove in the first two sets against FGCU on Nov. 17, but in the third set the Ospreys got up to a 15-12 lead before the Eagles pulled ahead and won 3-0 overall.
The Ospreys jumped on the women’s volleyball game early on Nov. 7 and fought hard to beat the Lipscomb Bisons. The Bisons eventually overturned the Osprey advantage late in the fifth set and rode out the remaining points while keeping their opposition at bay.
The Lady Ospreys were able to pull together to overtake the Jacksonville University Dolphins in all three sets. UNF finished the set with a 4-0 run in the River City Rumble on Oct. 24.
On Friday, the UNF women’s volleyball team defeated Kennesaw State 3-1 for the first Atlantic Sun Conference win of the season.
The team has yet to pick up a traditional road win, however it has won two games at a neutral site.
Instead of capitalizing on the breathing room the Ospreys took one step back while the Rattlers took three steps forward.
After two weeks it seems like some of the position battles that were taking place over the beginning of training camp and during the first weekend are finally starting to come into place.
The outcome of the games wasn’t the story however. The big news came from the lineups head coach Steve Loeswick used in each game.
This season the team will struggle to repeat the success of last season due to some inexperience.
UNF signed: Abby Fesl, a 5-foot-11 setter from Arlington Heights, Ill. — Carina Hoff, a 6-foot-2 gifted athlete from Eustis, Fla. — Kelly Koop, an outside hitter from McKinney, Tex. — and Morgan Van Alstine, a 6-foot-1 middle blocker from Merritt Island, Fla.
An unlikely run by UNF’s volleyball team in the Atlantic-Sun Conference Tournament ended Saturday when the Ospreys lost a five set match to ETSU (23-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-22, 12-15).
A pumped up crowd wearing t-shirts carrying the words, “Kick the Fins”, cheered the UNF volleyball team to a straight set victory over JU Sat. Nov. 4. UNF (18-11, 9-7 A-sun) won its fourth straight match in the 3-0 victory. The win, the second victory of the season over JU (7-22, […]
A good server can make the difference in the game. If there are multiple good serves in a row, the team can go from being tied to holding a commanding lead.
“Nicole’s a great player, we’re still pushing her to get even better and get more consistent,” Loesweick said. “She definitely makes my job easier. Having the confidence that shes back there knowing that she can make plays is great.”
In the game four players stepped up when the team needed them most. Middle blocker Marija Pantovic, outside hitter Paige Pridgeon, middle blocker Carolyn Jenkins and defensive specialist Kelsey Smith all made key plays at the end of sets to give UNF the win.
The UNF women’s volleyball team opened their 2009 season Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 with a two win, two loss split at the University of Central Florida Fall Classic. UNF suffered losses against Big East conference team DePaul University and host University of Central Florida, while UNF’s two victories came […]