Fighting Knights fall to Eagles in quarterfinal Game

Fighting Knights fall to Eagles in quarterfinal Game

The Fighting Knights took the court in the South Region quarterfinal hoping to vindicate misfortunes from prior in the season to Embry-Riddle. The Fighting Knights contended energetically, however they couldn't win their direction into the provincial elimination rounds.

THE MATCH:

The Fighting Knights were sluggish out of the gate, as they struggled to put points on the board early. They fell behind 12-6 early but put together a mini 3-0 run to cut the score to 12-9. However, the Eagles responded with a 5-0 run of their own, and it looked like set 1 was going to be a blowout. However, with Embry-Riddle stuck at set-point, the Fighting Knights put together six straight points to cut the score to 24-23. Ultimately, the Eagles were able to close out the set, but momentum was clearly on Lynn's side heading into set 2.

In the first set, both teams recorded 13 kills with the Eagles outhitting the Fighting Knights .267-.189.

In the second set, it looked like Lynn had built on the momentum from the first set. They jumped out to a lead that grew to as many as three. The Eagles kept hanging around, and they took their first lead of the set to make it 14-13. From there, it was all Eagles as they were able to put together a 13-5 run to win the set 25-18 and put Lynn's season just one set away from ending.

The third set saw Lynn trail for the entirety, and though they were able to cut the lead to three a few times, that was as close as it got. The Eagles would ultimately put Lynn away 25-18 to end the season.

The Fighting Knights hit .237 in the final set, but the Eagles hit .394 to lock up the win.

Sonja Udovcic ended her career with the Fighting Knights by leading the team with 12 kills. She recorded a hitting percentage of .333 and she had eight digs. Both numbers were second-most on the team. She also tied Lauren Odom for the most blocks on the team, by recording three block assists.

Morgan Browne hit .455 as she recorded six kills and just one error.

In addition to her three blocks, Odom compiled four kills and a hitting percentage of .231.

Nadia Lindner had seven kills and six digs in the game.

Emily Edwards led the way with 16 assists, and she added seven digs. She also led the team with two service aces.

Isabella Gentile recorded the most digs, compiling 15 as the starting libero.