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Tight Four-Setter Goes the Way of the Bulls, 3-1

Nov. 17, 2017

Final Stats

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.

Next up, the Huskies make their return to Gampel Pavilion for Senior Day at noon on Sunday, Nov. 19. UConn will celebrate the careers of Tosin Adeniyi and Kenya Cason.