FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern extended the program’s longest winning streak since 1995 to 13 games, marking NSU’s longest streak since the university moved to NCAA Division II. The Sharks also swept both Millersville and Barton, marking six consecutive sweeps for Shark Volleyball.
INSIDE THE MATCHUPS
Scores: Nova Southeastern 3, Millersville 0; Nova Southeastern 3, Auburn Montgomery 0
Records: NSU 7-0; Millersville 2-6; Barton 3-2
Location: Rick Case Arena | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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- Elizabeth Price (Co-MVP) Nova Southeastern
- Preslee Brooksbank, Nova Southeastern
- Julia Bernardes, Nova Southeastern
- Anastasiia Samokhvalova (Co-MVP) Barry
- Bianca Pasca, Barry
- Djuly Schmorantz, Barry
- Journey Blevins, Findlay
- Ashton Terrill, Findlay
- Allison Gambill, Barton
- Sarah Kirk, Barton
- Carla Butler, Auburn-Montgomery
- Emily Hoffman, Millersville
- Gracie Carr, Dominican
HOW IT HAPPENED VS. MILLERSVILLE
- Trailing 10-9 early in the first set, the Sharks rallied for 5-of-6 points to take a 14-11 lead following back-to-back kills from Elizabeth Price.
- The Sharks went on a 5-0 run midway through the first set and were led by Price, as the freshman recorded three-straight kills.
- Cambry Pope sealed the opening set victory with a kill, as the Sharks won 25-19.
- Millersville took a quick 5-3 lead over the Sharks in the second set, but NSU tied the set with two straight kills from Price.
- A 7-0 run by Nova Southeastern gave NSU a 16-10 lead, midway through the second set.
- Bulatovic and Price closed out the set win for NSU with two consecutive kills, as the Sharks took a 2-0 set advantage over Millersville.
- NSU took a 9-5 lead over MU after three straight kills from Bulatovic, Landrum and Psoma.
- The Sharks took a commanding 19-8 advantage following a rally in which NSU scored 9-of-10 points.
- Nova Southeastern finished the sweep after an error by the Marauders with a 25-12 set win.
HOW IT HAPPENED VS. BARTON
- After briefly falling behind 2-1, Nova Southeastern recorded 16 consecutive points, opening a dominant 17-2 lead over the Bulldogs.
- Elizabeth Price tallied four kills during the run, also capitalizing off eight BC errors.
- NSU closed the set with back-to-back kills from Brittany Landrum and Julia Bernardes.
- The Sharks maintained their onslaught into the second set, opening an 11-4 lead over Barton midway through the set.
- A second 5-0 run of the set gave NSU an 18-9 advantage over BC, with Jovana Bulatovic recording three runs to bookend the rally.
- Cambry Pope recorded the final two points of the set, as NSU moved ahead 2-0 in the match.
- Trailing 7-4 in the third set, Nova Southeastern tied the set with a 3-0 run which was capped off by an Emily Sippel service ace.
- The Sharks quickly swung the momentum in the third set, taking an 18-9 lead, courtesy of a 14-2 run against Barton.
- Bulatovic, Bernardes, Alex Psoma and Brittany Landrum all tallied points for the Sharks during the run.
- NSU closed out the match and the final Shark Invitational of the 2021 season on a 7-0 run, sealing the victory with kills from Price, Jordan Chessar, and Aleyna Kennel.
Nova Southeastern begins Sunshine State Conference play on Tues., Sept. 14 against Lynn in Boca Raton. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m.