TAMPA, Fla. – Redshirt-sophomore Kayla Williams earned her 10th double-double of the year as the UConn volleyball team topped USF, 3-0, Sunday afternoon- 25-17, 25-20, 25-21.
Williams paced the team with 19 kills and 17 digs on her way to posting her second double-double in four games. Redshirt-freshman Genna Florig joined Williams in double-digit kills with 11, while junior Emma Turner notched 37 assists. Junior Elizabeth Kline tallied nine digs in a big defensive showing, as the Huskies limited the Bulls .161 hitting percentage.
UConn finished the weekend 1-1 as they improve to a 10-10 overall and own a 3-5 mark in the American, while the Bulls fall to 7-11 in 2017 and 2-6 in conference action.
UConn held USF to a match-low .029 hitting percentage, behind three total team blocks. Junior Kennedy Arundel headlined the defense with six kills. The Bulls held an early advantage in the game but the Huskies were able to battle back and grab set one, 25-17.
Behind seven kills by Williams and six from Florig, the Huskies posted their best hitting percentage of the day .341 in the second game. The duo combined for 13 of the team’s 19 kills. Additionally, Williams tallied one ace, while Arundel notched six digs defensively. The scored was knotted 14 times throughout the set, but a late 5-1 run aided the Huskies to a 25-20 win.
Williams collected eight of her 19 kills in the final set, helping UConn to a .273 hitting percentage. Freshman Ally Barrett had a strong offensive showing with six kills, as well. Defensively, Williams led all players with 12 digs, as the Huskies cruised to a 25-21 win for the straight set sweep.
The Huskies return home on Friday, Oct. 30 against SMU. The match is slated to begin at 7:00 p.m.