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Tars Take Down Panthers in Four Sets for First SSC Win of the Season

Photo Credit: Mike Watters Photography
Photo Credit: Mike Watters Photography

Fletcher Notches a New Career High in Kills with 20


WINTER PARK, Fla. (September 8, 2018) – Senior outside hitter Rachel Fletcher earned her first double-double of the season while earning a new career best in kills and matching a career best in digs as the Rollins volleyball team earned a 3-1 (25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 28-26) win over Florida Tech on Saturday afternoon in Warden Arena.

The win advances the Tars to a record of 3-6 overall and 1-1 in Sunshine State Conference play, while the Panthers drop to 3-7 and 0-1 in SSC play.

Fletcher notched a new career best in kills with 20, and matched a career high in digs with 24 on the day for her first double-double of the season.  Leslie Seda earned the first double-double of her career with 10 kills and 11 digs.  Also earning a new career best was sophomore setter Sarah Konemann with 42 on the day.  Alondra Rodriguez earned a career best 11 digs, while Jessika Linnemeyer tallied 12 digs throughout four sets.  The Tars were on fire defensively at the net, putting up a total of 30 blocks as a team.  Senior Sam Schlesman led the charge, matching a career high nine blocks which she first set against Embry-Riddle back on November 3, 2015.  Junior Madison Jenkins earned a career best eight blocks, while Kerra Tirado put up six total with four block-assists and a match best two solo blocks.  Both Seda and Konemann earned three blocks apiece.

The Panthers saw a team best 15 kills from Olivia Hersey, while Kelly Germain put up 13 and Kiersten Rosa and Heather Bowersox earned 11 apiece.  Rosa dished out a team best 42 assists, while Kyra Atkinson led the team in digs with 24.  Rosa contributed 16 digs of her own, followed by Audrey Keenan with 13, and Bower with 12.  Hersey put up a team best four blocks with one solo block and three

COACH ROBINSON'S THOUGHTS:
"We did a really good job of controlling the things we could control tonight, all while staying aggressive throughout the entire match. In particular, our serving and blocking game was really strong, and our hitters did a great job following the game plan.  We know that this conference is a battle every night, and I am really proud of them for moving on from last night to come out and play some high level volleyball.  We had another terrific crowd this afternoon, and it was especially nice to have so many Tars volleyball alums in attendance. We so appreciate all of the support."

NOTES:

  • Throughout the match, the score was tied 26 times while the lead changed hands on 14 occasions.
  • Alondra Rodriguez earned a career high in digs with 11
  • Leslie Seda earned the first double-double of her career with 10 kills and 11 digs.  Her 10 kills mark a new career high.
  • Sarah Konemann dished out a career best 42 assists
  • Rachel Fletcher earned her first double-double of the season with 20 kills and 24 digs.  Her 20 kills mark a new career best, while her 24 digs match a personal best she first set back on November 4, 2015 against Palm Beach Atlantic.

NEXT UP:

  • Date: Tuesday | September 11, 2018
  • Opponent:  University of Tampa
  • Location: Martinez Center | Tampa, Fla.
  • Times: 7:00 PM

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