Sophomores shine in 3-1 victory

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Four sophomores on the UNF volleyball team helped lead the way Oct. 10 to a 3-1 upset against Stetson University.

UNF won 25-16, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20 and recorded its most accurate hitting percentage since its Sept. 12 game against Kennesaw State University with a .200 hitting percentage.

UNF (8-7, 6-3 A-Sun) was backed by sophomore setter Madie Belvin’s season-high of 59 assists and 16 digs, and sophomore defensive specialist Chelsea Rabe’s 11 digs.

Sophomore outside hitter Marshay Greenlee recorded a career-high 12 kills, while fellow sophomore right side hitter and middle blocker Kaley Read tallied 26 kills and 15 digs.

Read contributed a season-best .400 hitting percentage to go with two blocks and an ace. In addition, Read’s kill tally was the third-most all-time in UNF history for a four-set match, and she supplied her sixth double-double of the season.

“Our passing was more consistent than it has been the last few weeks,” head coach Kevin Campbell said. “Marshay’s swing really impacted our attack and motivated the team because they rally around her. Kaley is consistent every match, and Madie is always solid at running the offense.”

The Ospreys recorded 30 more kills than the Hatters. They led the way with a .215 hitting percentage except in the second set and had the side-out advantage in all three of their set wins.

In the first set, UNF went on a 10-1 run to take a 22-11 lead. Read started the rally with two kills and a block. Greenlee and Belvin hit consecutive kills to take a 1-0 match advantage.

The third set was led by Greenlee, Read and junior outside hitter Agata Dawidowicz. Dawidowicz and Greenlee each had two kills, while Read had three in a 10-2 run that gave UNF the lead 20-12 and guided the Ospreys to a 2-1 match lead.

Senior middle blocker Bary Rasmussen was responsible for UNF’s 10-3 run in the fourth set by contributing three kills to give the Ospreys a 20-13 advantage. Rasmussen  made a kill on an assist from Belvin to earn the victory for UNF.

Rasmussen finished with her second-straight double-digit performance by adding 13 kills. Freshman defensive specialist Lizzy Manno tallied 11 digs.

UNF will return to action 7 p.m. Oct. 17 against Campbell University at the UNF Arena. Swoop Madness will follow.

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