WINTER PARK, Fla. (September 22, 2012) - The Rollins volleyball team suffered their second Sunshine State Conference loss Saturday as they fell 3-1 (24-26, 25-23, 21-25, 14-25) to the Eckerd Tritons at Warden Arena. Rollins now drops to 6-7 overall and 0-2 in league play, while Eckerd improves to 8-4 on the season and 2-0 in the SSC.
Despite the loss, Rollins registered 120 digs, which was second most in program history and was three shy of tying the program record. The Tars set the record on Oct. 15, 2010 in a five-set victory over Valdosta State with 123.
Within those 120 digs, junior libero Christina Carracino posted a career day as she registered 34 digs.
Rollins battled in the opening frame after leading the throughout most of the set. The Tritons come-from-behind win came after an attack error by Ali McAlvany kept the Tars alive but a kill and block by Eckerd handed Rollins the 26-24 loss.
The Tars were able to bounce back to even the match at one set apiece in the second set as they took a 25-23 win.
In the third set, Eckerd was too much for Rollins to handle as they took a 25-21 win and took the match in the fourth set with a 25-14 win over the Tars.
Senior Lindsay Biggs led the way for the Tritons with 13 kills and 26 digs. Taylor Whaley added 12 kills and Ali McAlvany 10.
Rollins will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 28 as they face the Nova Southeastern Sharks in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Fans can follow the action live on the Tars Sports Network at RollinsSports.com.