STORRS, Conn. – The UConn volleyball team lost 3-1 to USF on Friday afternoon at the Guyer Gymnasium. Emma Turner nearly posted a triple-double with nine kills, 24 assists and eight digs.
The Huskies (11-18, 4-13 American) jumped out to a quick 13-5 lead in the first set but could not sustain the lead with the Bulls going on a 20-7 run to close out the set. UConn committed seven more errors than the Bulls (8-1) en route to dropping the opening set. Kennedy Arundel recorded four of her team-leading 10 digs while Turner notched 11 assists in the set
The Bulls carried momentum into the second set, cruising to a 25-12 win to take a 2-0 lead. The Huskies battled back with a win in the third set. UConn utilized a pair of large runs to capture the set, opening with a 10-4 advantage before closing out the set with a 12-4 trend. Iman McGary put away three kills in the third set and finished the match tied for the team-lead with nine.
UConn continued their momentum into the fourth set taking a brief 5-2 lead. USF responded with 6-1 response to take the lead for good. The Huskies hung tight with the Bulls throughout the set but the closest they came to retaking the lead was 21-20. Turner led the way with five kills in the set and Elizabeth Kline grabbed four digs.