Swept South Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. ( Volleyball took the first three points of the newly announced War on I-4 rivalry against USF. The Knights swept the Bulls 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-21).

"I think our offense was okay, there was room for improvement," said head coach Todd Dagenais. "However, I think our defense just dominated the match, I didn't see that coming because (USF) are such a high octane, very potent offense."

The Knights took the first point, and never lost the lead throughout the entire set. The Bulls and Knights were tied at five points but UCF went on a 4-1 run to end the set. USF took the first point of the second set, but that didn't stop the Knights from winning the next three points. After going up 3-1, the Black and Gold didn't stop and went on multiple 4-0 runs to take the second. The third set was a back and forth match with the score being tied eight times, with three lead changes. After three consecutive points, Jalé Hervey's kill secured the victory for the Knights.


  • Farah Rajaee tallied a double-double of 20 assists and 11 digs in the victory.
  • This is her second on the season.
  • This is the teams 13th in 14 matches.

Defensive Specialists

  • This is the first three set match that UCF has logged more than 56 digs.
  • Three Knights registered double-digit digs, Jordan Pingel, Kia Bright and Rajaee.
  • Every UCF player recorded at least one dig in the win.

Strong Offense

  • Five Knights logged five or more kills in the match.
  • Hervey led the team with 19 kills. Alli Sabol and Bright tallied eight kills each. Taylor Gallart and Taylor Wickey registered six each.
  • Wickey also finished with the highest hitting percentage of the match (.750).

Up Next

  • The Knights who are presented by Holiday Inn Orlando East UCF Area, host conference opponent Memphis on Friday at 7 p.m., at The Venue.

UCF Volleyball is presented by Holiday Inn Orlando East UCF Area. General admission adult season tickets are now available for $30, and youth tickets (ages 2-17 years) are $15 and good for one-general admission seat to all 2015 regular season home matches. General admission single game tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for youth, seniors (55+) and UCF Faculty Staff. Admission is free for UCF students. For more information on how to purchase tickets, click here or call 407-UCF-1000.