Spartanburg, S.C. – The USC Upstate volleyball team fell to the North Florida Ospreys 3-0 (11-25, 16-25, 22-25) Friday evening in ASUN play from the Hodge Center.
Upstate falls to 10-11 on the season and 2-2 in conference play, while North Florida improves to 12-8 overall and 2-2 in the league
STATS OF THE MATCH
- Madison Haake fell just shy of her 16th double-double of the season after compiling 23 assists and nine digs for the Spartans.
- Montana Swanson posted a team-high seven kills and Kaleigh Kelley added 15 digs. Swanson also had 11 digs.
- Gabby O'Connell led all players with 12 kills and Carinne Turner contributed 10.
- Madilyn McCarty dished out 32 assists and was one of three Ospreys to have double-digit kills. Ashley Laborde had a match-high 17 digs.
- North Florida out-hit Upstate .345 to .077.
- Set One: The teams traded the first four points of the opening set before the Ospreys scored six of the next seven to lead 8-3. The Spartans cut their deficit to 9-6 after a kill by Haake, but North Florida broke the set open with an 8-1 run to go ahead 17-6. McCarty gave the Ospreys a 25-11 win following her kill.
- Set Two: The first 16 points of the second set featured five ties with the last coming at 8-8 when Emily Koelling connected on a kill. North Florida used a 7-3 run to lead 15-11, forcing an Upstate timeout. The Spartans got as close as four points twice after that. An Osprey service error made the score 19-15 late in the frame. North Florida concluded the set on a 6-1 run to earn the 25-16 triumph.
- Set Three: Upstate stayed within a four-point deficit for a majority of the third set before evening the score at 14-14 on a kill by Dominique Arnold. Trailing 17-15, the Spartans reeled off four straight points to take a 19-17 lead off a bad set by the Ospreys. North Florida came back to tie the score, only to see Callie Yeargin give Upstate a 22-21 advantage with her kill. The Ospreys scored the final four points of the set en route to the 25-22 victory.
- The Spartans host Jacksonville on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.