STORRS, Conn. – The UConn volleyball team fought off six match points in a thrilling five-set match against UCF but ultimately fell 3-2 on senior day.
The Huskies (11-19, 4-14 American) defended six match points from the Knights in the third and fourth set and came back from a 2-0 deficit to force a deciding set. In the fourth set, the Huskies trailed 21-17 and rattled off a 9-4 run to extend the match.
In the deciding set, the Huskies went down 11-9 but fought back to even the score at 12-12 before the Knights were finally able to lock the match down with a 3-1 run to finish off the Huskies 15-13. UConn had to dig themselves out of an early hole after the Knights captured the opening two sets, 25-21 and 25-19. Iman McGary had a match-high 27 kills, in addition to 10 digs.
In the third set, the Huskies and Knights exchanged the lead four times and the set included 15 ties. The Huskies outlasted UCF, 30-28.
The Huskies returned to Gampel Pavilion for the first time this season and celebrated the careers of seniors. Kenya Cason and Tosin Adeniyi. Adeniyi contributed five kills while an injured Cason was able to get in the match and log one serve.
The Huskies return to the court for their final road game of the season on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. against Temple at 1 p.m.