Nov. 9, 2012
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team downed USF 3-1 at Gampel Pavilion Friday night in the regular season finale. The Huskies will move on to the BIG EAST Championship with an overall record of 19-11 and league record of 10-5, while the Bulls dropped to 15-13, 6-8.
UConn won the first two sets 25-21 and 25-23 before South Florida dominated the third, 25-13. The Huskies bounced back in the fourth with a 25-19 win to take the match.
Connecticut trailed 17-11 in the first set and mounted a comeback to tie the set 18 apiece and ultimately set the tone with a win in the set.
Senior outside hitter Mattison Quayle (Los Angeles, Calif.), playing in her final home match, led all players with 19 kills. Sophomore outside hitter Karson Ratliff (Wake Forest, N.C.) reached double figures with 12, while freshman middle blocker Immanuella Anagu (Culver City, Calif.) posted 10 with a .412 hit percentage and seven blocks.
For the Bulls, junior Kayla Walton led the team with 13 kills, while hitting .500 for the match. Senior J’beria Davis picked up a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs.
USF freshman Erin Fairs led all players with 17 digs, while UConn senior Kelsey Maving (Tonawanda, N.Y.) led her squad with 14.
Senior Angela Roidt (McFarland, Wis.) earned the start and paced the Husky offense with 38 assists, adding 10 digs, three kills and five blocks. Freshman setter Natalia Soares picked up 29 assists for the Bulls.
The Huskies will be in action on Friday, November 16 at the BIG EAST Championship in Milwaukee, Wis., hosted by Marquette University.