Trailing 10-6 in the fifth set, the Moccasins rallied to outscore Nova Southeastern 9-3 and win a five-set Sunshine State Conference match over the Sharks, 25-16, 25-22, 25-27, 21-25, 15-13, Saturday at Jenkins Field House.
Anne Pietkiewicz recorded a career-high 21 kills, hit .405 for the match and had a key pair of kills in FSCâs fifth-set rally. The first put the Moccasins ahead 13-12 and the second closed out the match with the final point. She also had 18 digs for her second double-double of the season and the 12th of her career.
Lauren Huber also had a career-high in kills for FSC, as she notched 18 and hit .630 for the match. Anna Niebuhr had a team-high 22 digs and freshman setter Ali Skayhan posted a double-double of her own with 31 assists and 12 digs.
Kelly Sherman, who had missed the last three matches due to a back injury, returned to action and picked up four kills and two blocks off the bench and Natalie Arvizu added nine kills off the bench.
Rachel Woodson led the Sharks with 18 kills, while Molly Sigrich added 15 and Paola Ruiz tacked on 14.
The win keeps the Moccasins unbeaten at home this season, where they 8-0. Overall, the Mocs are 11-4, 4-2 in the SSC. Nova Southeastern falls to 5-9, 2-4 in the SSC.
The Moccasins play at Rollins Tuesday at 7 p.m.