PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The University of Connecticut volleyball team dropped its final road tilt of the season on Wednesday afternoon, falling in straight sets at Temple, 3-0. The Huskies fall to 11-20 overall, while the Owls improve to 18-9 in 2017.
Junior Iman McGary and freshman Ally Barrett recorded eight kills apiece, while junior Elizabeth Kline racked up eight dig for the Huskies. The Owl’s put on one of their best offenses performances of the fall, posting a .471 hitting percentage while holding UConn to a .112 attack. Temple led from start to finish in all three sets, never trailing in the match.
The Owls hit a match-best .565 on the first game. Temple jumped up to a 7-2 to begin the match, tallying the first three points. The Huskies fought back to but the deficit to three, 10-7, but the home team ended the set on a 15-3 scoring run.
Led by a .560 hitting percentage, the Owls posted a 2-0 edge on the day. Despite an early 1-1 tie, Temple outscored UConn 7-2 to make it a 14-7 game. The Huskies would once against fight back to make it a 14-9 score, but the Owls closed it out with an 11-5 run.
UConn put up a strong fight in the third and final set. Temple scored the first five points of the game before UConn cut it to three points, 7-4. The Owls retaliated with a 5-1 run to go up 18-11 before the Huskies put together a late surge for an 18-14 score. A late kill by Temples Papazoglou would end the Huskies rally and seal the deal for the Owl.
UConn rounds out its 2017 schedule on Friday, Nov. 24 at 1:00 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion.