FINAL SCORE: #1 Florida College 2, #9 Carlow University 0
FIRST SET: 25-12 | SECOND SET: 25-14
LOCATION: Dana Hall, SUNY Canton
TOURNAMENT RECORDS: Florida College 3-0, Carlow University 1-3
ON THE COURT: #1 Florida College used quick spurts and efficient offense to defeat #9 Carlow University in two sets, 2-0 (25-12, 25-14) to improve their record to 3-0 in the pool play portion of the 2014 USCAA Volleyball National Championships.
Both teams were deadlocked at three apiece to begin the first set of the match, however, the Falcons used a 9-3 run to take control of the set and force a Carlow University timeout. Led by USCAA Volleyball Player of the Year, Malea Kalina, the Falcons recorded 15 kills on 29 total attacks to earn the first set victory, 25-12.
Florida College picked up in the second set right where they left in the first set as they used a 10-1 run to start the set. Carlow battled back, but could not overcome the deficit and the .536 hitting percentage the falcons used to earn a 25-14 second set and match victory.
- USCAA Volleyball Player of the Year, Malea Kalina, recorded a game-high 15 kills on 23 total attacks and 4 digs
- USCAA Second Team All-American, Abilene Rouch, had a game-high 26 assists and 7 digs for Florida College
- Jessie Tharp recorded a game-high 10 digs for the Falcons
- Leading the way for Carlow University was junior, Carly Bonk, with 6 kills, 8 digs, 1 blocked shots, and 1 serving ace
PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Melea Kalina, Florida College
NEXT UP: Florida College will face #3 Alfred State College in the last pool A game before the start of bracket play at 2:30pm in Dana Hall. Carlow University finishes pool play with a record of 1-3.