FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (September 28, 2012) - The Rollins volleyball team notched their first Sunshine State Conference win of the season with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 26-24) victory over the Nova Southeastern Sharks at the NSU Arena.
The Tars now improve to 7-7 on the season and 1-2 in the SSC, while Nova Southeastern drops to 3-12 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
Rollins was led by junior Camille Indest as she registered a game-high 14 kills for a .478 hitting percentage, to go along with three blocks and three digs. Kelly Merideth added seven kills with eight digs, four assists and one block.
In the opening frame, the Tars were off to a great start as they hit .438 and held the Sharks to a .171 hitting percentage. Indest recorded six of her 14 kills in the first set, while hitting a .667.
The Tars led throughout the whole set but had the pressure put on them at the 12-11 mark as the Sharks rattled off three straight points to close the gap. Rollins responded with a 4-0 run to extend their lead to 16-11 and ended the set scoring three straight points.
Rollins was able to take the 2-0 lead after the second set as they secured a 25-15 win. The Tars led by as many as 10 on multiple occasions. The Tars struggled in the third set as the frame saw 14 ties and six lead changes.
Nova Southeastern recorded the final tie at 24-all on a kill by Samantha High. A kill by Indest gave the Tars the one-point lead while an attack error by the Sharks handed the Tars the 26-24 and match.
Caitlin Donahue led the Sharks with eight kills while Jordan Pappas added 21 assists.
Rollins will head down the road as they face the Barry Buccaneers on Saturday, Sept. 29. Match time is set for 4 p.m.