UNF volleyball brings out the brooms, sweep Spartans in season-finale

Christian Ayers

 

The Ospreys’ 21 wins this season marks second-best finish in program history. Photo by Ashley Saldana.
The Ospreys’ 21 wins this season marks second-best finish in program history.
Photo by Ashley Saldana.
Junior Morgan Van Alstine sets to serve. She smacked in 12 kills for the match. Photo by Ashley Saldana.

Osprey volleyball ended the regular season with a decisive 3-0 victory over USC Upstate on Nov. 14 at UNF Arena. UNF hopes to take the momentum from the sweep into the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament, where they’ll face a familiar foe.

UNF (21-10 overall, 7-7 A-Sun) snagged the first two set points over Upstate (15-15 overall, 3-11 A-Sun) with relative ease, winning 25-18 and 25-16 respectively. The third set saw a Spartan rally, but the Ospreys would preserve the sweep with a 25-23 win.

Sophomore Courtney Miller punched in a game-high 14 kills for UNF, but it was the defensive effort from the Osprey back line that solidified the victory.

UNF senior Ambre Desaulnay posted a career best 18 digs and added 10 kills for a double-double. Freshman Ashley LaBorde also earned a career high in digs with 26.

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UNF had 6 blocks and 81 digs for the game. Photo by Ashley Saldana.

The Ospreys finished the season winning four of their last five matches, all against conference opponents. Next up for UNF is the first round of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament on Nov. 19, where they’ll face rival Jacksonville.

The Ospreys split the season series with the Dolphins 1-1, and both matches took all five sets to finish.

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