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Williams, Strawberry Record Double-Doubles in Loss to USF

Oct. 16, 2016

Final Stats

STORRS, Conn. – Three players, led by redshirt freshman Kayla Williams, recorded double-digit kills on Sunday as the UConn volleyball team lost a nail-biting five-set match to USF at Gampel Pavilion.

As the Homecoming Parade marched by Gampel, the Huskies (13-6, 4-4 American) fought back from a 2-0 deficit to extend the match to a fifth set. The Bulls inched past UConn in the final set, 15-13, to take the match.

Williams had a team-high 13 kills for the Huskies, recording a double-double with 13 digs on Sunday. In just her second match back from injury, senior Jade Strawberry had 11 kills and a team-high 17 digs to add to UConn’s comeback efforts.

Junior Danielle Cabel added 12 kills in the match, while sophomore Elizabeth Kline had 14 digs in the loss. Sophomore Emma Turner led the way with 24 assists.

In a 13-13 tie in the final set, USF mustered two straight kills to end the match, despite the Huskies taking the third and fourth sets, 25-19 and 25-20 respectively. The Bulls took the first two sets, 25-14 and 25-20.


 

 

The Huskies recorded eight blocks in the match, with junior Tosin Adeniyi accounting for four of them. Williams, Turner and senior Rebecca Rivera each had two service aces on Sunday afternoon.

Trailing 11-6 in the fourth and possibly deciding set, the Huskies responded with a 15-5 run to take control at 21-16. It was a pair of kills by Strawberry and Adeniyi that finished off the set and forced a deciding fifth game.

UConn returns to action next weekend to play at Cincinnati on Friday and at East Carolina on Sunday.

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