UCF Volleyball Falls to Georgia Southern in Five-Set Nail Biter

Aug. 30, 2008

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STATESBORO, Ga. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Sophomore Janine Williams (Gainesville, Fla.) posted her second-consecutive double-double after registering a match-high 25 kills and 13 digs, despite the UCF volleyball team falling to Georgia Southern, 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 25-19, 27-29, 12-15), at Hanner Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon. With the loss, the Knights evened their overall and Georgia Southern Holiday Inn Invitational record to 1-1.

For the second-straight match, UCF came out firing, totaling 20 kills on its way to a 25-23 victory in the first set. But, the Knights and the Eagles traded wins in the following three sets to even the match 2-2. Errors hampered UCF's efforts in the fifth set, with the hosts hitting .467 compared to the Knights' .083.

Besides Williams, three additional Knights posted double-doubles in the match. Juniors Erin Campbell (Kansas City, Mo.) and Andrea Youngblood (Castle Rock, Colo.) both registered double-doubles for the second-straight match, with Campbell getting 12 kills and 11 digs and Youngblood recording 39 assists and 13 digs. Sophomore Lauren Rosenthal (Colorado Springs, Colo.) joined the double-double club after dishing out 17 assists and picking up 10 digs, for her first of the season.

Sophomore Lauren Williams (Lake Mary, Fla.) also had a productive day for the Black and Gold, posting 11 kills, three block assists and a block solo in the match, while fellow middle-blocker Jenny Heppert (Lawrence, Kan.) totaled eight kills and a team-leading .300 hitting percentage. Heppert also served up three service aces in the loss, moving her into a tie for the eighth spot on the UCF individual career register.

UCF concludes play at the Georgia Southern Holiday Inn Invitational when they go head-to-head with Presbyterian tonight at 5 p.m.

The Knights host the six-time national champion Stanford Sept. 2 at The Venue at UCF at 7 p.m. The first 1,000 students to arrive at the event will be guaranteed a ticket for the UCF vs. USF football game on Sept. 6. Season tickets for UCF's 2008 volleyball campaign at The Venue are currently available by calling the UCF athletics ticket office at 407-UCF-1000. For the latest news on the Knights, log on to www.UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit www.UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.