UH volleyball falls to UCF, regular season concludes
Ranking second in the AAC for the first time in program history, the Cougars finished the season with a 15-5 record in conference play.
The Cougars started off the match in a dominant fashion, taking the first two sets (25-18, 25-23). Sophomore Kate Georgiades led the team with 27 digs and senior Torie Frederick got her 1,000th career dig.
Throughout all sets, the teams competed at their best — trading points as both teams struggled to gain a consistent advantage.
The Cougars were able to remain aggressive on the attack in the first set, grabbing an early advantage over the Knights.
Despite being down 10-6 and then 15-13 in the second set, the Cougars were able to respond with a run of their own — with a 10-5 run allowing the Cougars to take a 23-20 lead, before closing out the second set 25-23.
Continuing the trend of runs, the Knights leapt out to an 8-1 lead. Despite eventually bringing the game within eight, the Knights pulled away to take the third set 25-19.
The fourth set continued the trends of the third set as the Knights momentum combined with its aggressive offense to produce a 17-6 run that would lead to an easy close out of the fourth set, 25-8.
In the final set of the day, the Knights relentless attack provided what UCF needed to close out the days action, with a 9-1 lead proving to be too much for the Cougars to overcome, eventually losing 15-8.