Comeback falls short for volleyball at FAU

Comeback falls short for volleyball at FAU

Comeback falls short for volleyball at FAU
November 07
08:43 2015

Clay Massey | Staff Writer

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The Mean Green volleyball team played five sets after falling behind two sets to none against Florida Atlantic University, but their comeback effort fell just short. The loss snaps a two-game win streak for North Texas (16-12, 8-5) and is its fourth loss in the last six games.

Senior outside hitter Carnae Dillard finally earned her place in the record book with her fourth kill of the night, putting her at 2,212 for her career and placing her atop the kill leaders list for the program.

“It’s a huge accomplishment,” Dillard said. “I just wouldn’t have been able to do it without all the teams I’ve had at North Texas. It just kind of sucks we didn’t get the win.”

Freshman setter Karley York assisted Dillard in the opening set, as she powered home the record-breaking kill to make it 11-9 and make history. But it would not be enough as Raveen Golsten took control for FAU, helping them win the set by a score of 25-21.

FAU dominated set two, winning by the score of 25-17. The Mean Green were out-hit up to that point, and FAU was cruising right along. Only two North Texas players were hitting at least .200 by the end of set two.

Set three was do or die for North Texas, and the Mean Green showed up. Dillard, Holly Milam, Amanda Chamberlain, Alexis Wright and Hannah Shaw all registered kills leading to the set three win by the score of 25-19. Milam finished with 15 kills, a new season high for the sophomore from Burleson, Texas.

North Texas kept its momentum and went on a 10-2 run in set four to claw back from the brink of losing. The squad’s effort ultimately fell short in set five as they narrowly lost set five by a score of 16-14.

“I think a lot of people stepped up after the second set,” York said. “We knew we had to go out there and change ourselves. They aren’t just going to lay down and die. It just didn’t go in our favor tonight.”

The squad returns to action on Sunday, Nov. 8 as they face Florida International University. The team then returns home for their final two regular season matches of the season.

Featured Image: File Photo Colin Mitchell | Intern Photographer

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