By PAMELA M. SORIANO
FAMU Sports Information Staff
Jacksonville, Fla. (Sept. 27) – The 2017 FAMU Women’s Volleyball team opened the second half of the season Wednesday night, falling to the University of North Florida, 3-0 at UNF Arena.
FAMU (3-9), started down at the beginning of the opening set, but caught up at 9-9 in the first set. They kept the pressure on, catching up at 24-23, but the Ospreys (7-9) closed the set at 25-23.
The Ospreys started the second set leading 12-3, and the Rattlers couldn’t stay close, dropping the second set, 25-14. FAMU lost the third set, 25-19.
FAMU’s top performers were, Nicole Abreu, with 10 kills, seven digs and two service aces, followed by Maria Yvett Garcia, with eight kills, and nine digs. Candelaria Herrera and Aybuke Kocabiyik each finished with five kills each.
Elena Dimitrova dished out 29 assists for FAMU, while Valentina Carrasco led with eight digs.