Syracuse Volleyball Unable to Hold a Winning Streak
By Annie Klaff
CitrusTV Volleyball Beat Reporter
MIAMI, F.L. – Syracuse Volleyball is back on the road again this weekend after having the luxury of staying in ‘Cuse for two straight weeks. SU secured their first win in a while last weekend over Clemson. Today however, the Orange fell to Miami in their first challenge this weekend in a 1-3 set loss.
Syracuse held on tight throughout the match. The first set, the Orange only fell behind by four points, giving up the set 21-25. Game one was Syracuse’s worst hitting percentage of the night with .189. Additionally, they recorded 7 errors.
As time progressed, the match got better for SU, whether the score represented that or not. Syracuse recorded a hitting percentage of .344 in set two and .438 in set three. Attack errors were held to only 9 total between the last three sets.
While the Orange fell again to the Hurricanes in the second set 25-20, the third set went to SU. As the statistics predict it, Syracuse came out the strongest in set three, securing the game 25-18. This was the largest set lead for either team all night.
Despite Miami’s fourth set and match win, Syracuse remained a close competitor throughout tonight’s entirety. In team comparison, the Orange had a higher overall hitting percentage, recorded more digs and blocks, and recorded less attack errors than the Hurricanes.
Syracuse’s Marina Markova also led the match with 20 kills and 19 digs. Viktoriia Lokhmanchuk was tonight’s highest hitter with just over 50% completion as well.
SU has another chance to bring this kind of energy and performance and get back into the win column this weekend. On Sunday, the Orange take on Florida State at noon in Tallahassee, FL.
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