Mocs Volleyball Falls 3-0 To Florida International

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team (0-9) was dealt a 3-0 loss at the hands of Florida International (4-4) in Miami, Fla., Friday afternoon at the Florida International Invitational. UTC fell 25-18, 25-19 and 25-23 despite limiting the Panthers to 37 kills.

Florida International took a 1-0 lead in the first set with a 25-18 win over the Mocs.

The Panthers and Chattanooga saw the set’s score tied six times – a match high – before FIU was able to come out on top.

With UTC leading 14-11, the Panthers stormed back to take an 18-14 lead on a seven-point run that cost the Mocs two timeouts. A kill from junior Kasey Talley (Boiling Springs, S.C.) halted the scoring, but three service errors within the final 10 points of the match sealed a win for FIU in the first set.

Freshman Allie Davenport (Tyrone, Ga.) was responsible for four Chattanooga points on four kills while fellow freshman Anne Bachmann (Lincoln, Neb.) tacked on four kills as well. Talley and sophomores Briana Reid (Houston, Texas) and Julimar Alvarado (San Juan, Puerto Rico) each contributed a kill. Alvarado also recorded a block.

The Mocs pulled closer with 19 points in the second set, putting up seven quick points near the end of the stanza. Down 18-11 and coming off a timeout, UTC scored eight of the next 14 points to pull the set within six points. Two errors and a service ace resulted in three FIU points, giving the Panthers the set point despite back-to-back points on a bad set and an Alvarado kill.

Chattanooga pushed its scoring to 23 points in the final set and saw itself take a lead on one occasion after tying the Panthers in the frame five different times. Four-straight UTC points tied the set 23-23 late, but two Florida International points ended the set and the match.

Davenport led Chattanooga with 10 kills and Alvarado finished second with right under her belt. Bachmann recorded a career high with seven kills.

Sophomore Catherine Chason (Alpharetta, Ga.) topped the defense with seven digs while sophomore Lauren Gainer (Boca Raton, Fla.) added in five blocks in her return to the floor.

Chattanooga dropped its second match of the day to Jacksonville 3-0 with a 5 p.m. start.

Talley led the Mocs withnine kills while junior defensive specialist Melissa Green (Boca Raton, Fla.) collected 18 digs through the three sets.

The Dolphins took the first set 25-22 from the Mocs and 25-20 in the second, but Chattanooga would struggle in the third set with a 25-10 final.

The Mocs are back in action Sunday as UTC takes on South Dakota State at 10 a.m.


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