DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Florida Southern College volleyball fell 3-0 to Embry-Riddle on Saturday afternoon at the ICI Center. The Moccasins (6-18, 2-12 SSC) played a tight first set against the Eagles (17-3, 10-3 SSC) but could not hold off the conference heavyweight. The Mocs will play the last two home matches of the season against Tampa (Tuesday, Nov. 5) and Rollins (Thursday, Nov. 7), the latter of which will be senior night.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Eagles dashed out to a 6-1 lead before the Moccasins responded with eight-straight points to take a 9-6 first-set lead. The Mocs continued to extend their lead, holding a 22-16 margin before the Eagles scored seven of the next eight points to tie the match at 23. ERAU closed out the set with two kills for a 26-24 victory.
- Set two started with a 4-1 FSC run before ERAU tied the match and initiated a back-and-forth battle. The Eagles pulled away at the 11-11 mark, winning 14 of the next 17 points to take a 25-14 second-set win.
- A 5-5 start to set three was blown open by the Eagles mounting a 10-1 run to take a 15-6 lead. Embry-Riddle held strong and won the set, 25-11, and the match, 3-0.
- Ali Travis led the Mocs with 10 kills and Annie Collins led the team with 17 assists. Hailey Williams and Erica Ronda both tallied two service ace while Beatrice Formilan recorded 14 digs, followed by Travis with 12. Tierra Porter tallied three blocks on the night.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Despite the loss, Florida Southern still leads the all-time series against Embry-Riddle, 9-3.
- Formilan has totaled 186 digs in the past nine matches, averaging 5.64 digs per set. If the season ended today her average of 4.98 digs per set would place her second in program history for a single season behind Courtney Veasey's 2004 season (5.33).
- Travis has now recorded double-digit digs in four-straight matches. In that span, she has tallied 61 kills and is averaging 3.81 kills per set.
- Southern will return home for the last two home matches of the season with contests against Tampa (Tuesday, Nov. 5) and Rollins (Thursday, Nov. 7), the latter of which will be Senior Night.