On to the Next One

ORLANDO, Fla. ( UCF Volleyball team had three close sets with No. 17 Florida State before ultimately falling 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-13).

"I look at us and say that we are only a fraction of the team we will be in a few weeks and yet be able to really push them (Florida State) like we did in the first two sets is something to build on," said head coach Todd Dagenais. "I give a lot of credit for the courage my team showed in the third set, especially the hitters who knew they were going against a double block."

The Knights really tested the Seminoles in the first two sets. In the first set, there was three lead changes and six times the score was tied. In the second set, the score was tied five times. UCF made more kills, assists and digs than Florida State. But the Seminoles logged four times more blocks than the Knights.

Shine Bright

  • Kia Bright recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs.
  • The redshirt junior finished with at least 11.5 points for the second match in a row

Sharing is Caring

  • Six players tallied four or more kills.
  • Miranda Watkins and Farah Rajaee shared the role as setter and passed 20 and 11 assists, respectively.
  • Libero Jordan Pingel and Bright each tallied double-digit digs. Pingel made 15 digs.

Up Next

  • The Knights take on Stetson in the last match of the Holiday Inn Orlando East UCF Area Invitational tonight at 7 p.m., at The Venue.