Volleyball Cruises Past East Carolina in First Space Game

ORLANDO— In the first Space Game for volleyball, the Knights (15-1) blasted off with a 3-0 sweep (25-11, 25-17,25-15) over East Carolina (8-11) on Citronaut Sunday in The Venue.
"This match was a great way to close out the weekend," said UCF Head Coach Todd Dagenais. "This week we have worked on being consistent, no matter what the score was. Our out of system attacking helped to set the difference for us this weekend. It was nice to have four players with high percentages, which allowed our offense to flourish."
East Carolina came out with an ace to take the lead in set one. The Knights quickly answered back with a kill from Kari Zumach. Followed by a block from McKenna Melville and Abby Hansen to take the lead. UCF went on a 13-0 scoring run with powerful serves from Claudia Dillon.
The Knights started off set two with a kill from Zumach. The Pirates tied it up at one, but UCF bounced right back with another kill from Zumach. The Black and Gold held onto the lead for the remainder of the set.
Set three started out just like set two with the Knights taking the lead followed by East Carolina tying it up. Abby Hansen helped UCF take the lead 2-1, and ran with the lead.
Melville led the Knights offense with 19 kills along with 11 digs and four blocks. Zumach posted 13 kills with one block.
Chloe Scheer produced 12 digs on the defensive side. Amber Olson led with 35 assists and 11 digs.
The Knights will close out their homestand with South Florida on Wednesday, October 19 with first serve slated for 7 p.m.