Volleyball drops two in Florida
Published: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 6, 2013 23:10
UConn Volleyball’s trip to the Sunshine State proved to have few bright moments, as the Huskies dropped a pair of conference matchups to South Florida and Central Florida this weekend.
The Huskies opened the weekend with a back and forth affair against hosts UCF, but fell short, as the Knights were able to pull out a victory in five sets.
The first set was all UConn as a 25-16 victory in the opener gave the Huskies a great start. However, the Huskies dropped the next two, before taking the fourth to force the game-deciding fifth set. It was not to be for the Huskies, as UCF’s 15-11 triumph in the final set gave the Knights the victory.
The Huskies were led by Immanuella Anagu, as the sophomore was able to contribute a career-high 19 kills for the Huskies. UConn also got double digit kill performances from Karson Ratliff, Erika Thomas and Camille Evans in the loss, while Brianna Datti, Sage Esposito, Jade Strawberry and Sophia Mar each contributed double digit digs.
UConn’s second contest of the weekend took place at South Florida, as the Huskies dropped straight sets to the hosting Bulls. The Bulls were able to tame the Huskies with scores of 25-17, 25-20 and 27-25.
Marissa Prinzbach led the way for UConn in the sweep, as the sophomore setter notched her team-leading sixth double-double of the season. Prinzbach had a team-high 24-assists and 13 digs. However, no Husky was able to record double digit kills in the loss.
The Huskies, who drop to 0-4 in conference play, will look to rebound this weekend as they take on non-conference opponent Sacred Heart and American foe Rutgers.