Sharks Fall in Five Sets to Rollins

WINTER PARK, Fla. – The Nova Southeastern Sharks Volleyball team was defeated in five-sets by the Rollins Tars on Friday evening in Sunshine State Conference action.

Records: Nova Southeastern 18-10, 11-8 SSC | Rollins 15-15, 7-12 SSC
Score: Nova Southeastern 2 | Rollins 3
Location: Warden Arena | Winter Park, Fla.
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How it Happened

  • Rollins opened the first set with a 6-1 run, before kills from Nadia Lindner, Olivia Aniol and Taylor Stockman, as well as a block from Brittany Landrum and Kate Mihacevich put the score at 8-5.
  • The Sharks continued to battle back from the early deficit, cutting into the Rollins by capitalizing on three consecutive errors by the Tars, which put the score at 13-12.
  • Nova Southeastern was unable to overcome the Tars lead, dropping the first set 25-23.
  • NSU flipped the momentum to open the second set, rallying for a 4-1 run which featured a kill and service ace from Madison Cook, in addition to a kill from Stockman.
  • Elizabeth Price added a service ace and extended NSU’s lead to 7-3.
  • Nova Southeastern opened up a 13-5 lead over Rollins, as a four-point rally was started by a Tars service error and followed by kills from Landrum, Stockman and Lindner.
  • Rollins put the score at 18-16, but the Sharks responded with another 4-0 run, as Cook tallied two kills and a block during the run, making the score 22-16.
  • Aniol sealed the 25-19 set win for the Sharks and tied the match at 1-1.
  • NSU took an early 4-2 lead over Rollins in the third set, following a kill from Stockman and a block from Landrum and Stockman.
  • Midway through the frame, Rollins lead 13-9 over the Sharks.
  • Trailing 17-13, Nova Southeastern rallied for a 5-1 run, which featured a service ace from Mihacevich, and kills from Landrum and Lindner, tying the frame at 18-18.
  • Mihacevich gave the Sharks a 2-1 lead in the match, as she closed out the 25-23 third set win with a kill.
  • A pair of blocks from Stockman tied the fourth set at 5-5.
  • Rollins took an 11-7 lead over NSU with a four-point run.
  • Kills from Mihacevich and Cook, followed by a Rollins error, gave NSU a 16-15 advantage.
  • Rollins tied the match at 2-2, as the Tars took the fourth set 25-22.
  • In the fifth set, Rollins got out to an early 5-2 lead.
  • The Sharks battled back to tie the frame at 6-6 following a kill from Lindner.
  • Rollins rallied and scored four consecutive points, taking a 10-6 lead over NSU, before defeating the Sharks 15-10 in the final set.

Coach's Corner

Head Coach Kacie Ehinger – We played well in streaks and it just wasn’t enough to pull off a win. Rollins played an excellent defensive match and frustrated our offense. I thought Olivia Aniol played phenomenal tonight and Brittany Landrum had a great blocking night as well. We’ll refocus and come back tomorrow ready to finish the regular season strong.

What's Next

Nova Southeastern Volleyball closes out the regular season against Florida Tech on Saturday, November 18th. First serve is set for 4 p.m. To stay up-to-date on Sharks Volleyball, be sure to follow on Instagram at NSU_VBall and X at NSU_VB.

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