UNF closes non-conference play with 3-0 victory over Florida A&M

Joslyn Simmons

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UNF volleyball snapped a three game losing streak as they swept the Florida A&M Rattlers 3-0 at the UNF Arena on Oct. 28. The Ospreys defeated the Rattlers earlier this season in Tallahassee on Sept. 15, and now lead the all-time series over FAMU 7-6.

In the first set, the Ospreys (17-8 overall, 3-5 A-Sun) controlled the tempo over Florida A&M (6-18 overall) with several balls flying past the Rattlers for a 25-16 victory.

In the second set, the Rattlers came out with a lead before allowing the Ospreys to rack up points for a 21-16 lead. In response, the Rattlers began a short-lived six-point rally before UNF sealed the 25-22 victory. In the final set, the Ospreys took the match with a 25-15.

The Ospreys currently rank 17-8 overall and 3-5 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Photo by Caleb Moseley
The Ospreys currently rank 17-8 overall and 3-5 in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Photo by Caleb Moseley

UNF Volleyball Head Coach Steve Loeswick said the Ospreys played solid sets with great defense.

“We can tell that we did some positive things,” Loeswick said. “I thought we did a better job getting into the right spot and getting our hands on some good deflections. Our defense did a nice job of picking up both hard-driven, and some tips, and were able to run some good transition plays.”

UNF senior outside hitter Tessa Alyman had a game-high 11 kills, while junior middle blocker Carina Hoff earned 7 kills. FAMU outside hitter Pamela Soriano and Starmichael Tucker had 9 kills each.

“I think we did a really good job all around, you know, more intensity,” Alyman said. “We took care of serving passes and hitting was [more] aggressive. So I am happy with the performance today.”

The Ospreys begin a 4-game road trip as they face Atlantic Sun Conference leader Florida Gulf Coast (18-7 overall, 7-1 A-Sun) in Fort Myers, Fla on Oct.30.

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