The Charlotte 49ers volleyball team couldn’t continue their winning ways in Florida as they opened up Conference USA play on the road. After losing in five sets at FIU on Friday, they fell to FAU in four sets on Sunday afternoon.
The match against FIU wasn’t pretty, as the Panthers only recorded a .148 attack percentage to .119 for Charlotte. Michelle Hovey led all players in digs (26) while Britney Leigh Held (44) was the top player in assists on the day. But both teams suffered on serves (8 FIU service errors to Charlotte’s 6) and also combined for 65 attack errors. Obviously, it’s one Chris Redding and the team would like to have back; amazingly, this one went to five but did go the way of the home team.
From FIU it was on to the north part of South Beach and FAU, where the Niners fell in four games. Amanda Videmsek enjoyed a double-double (11 digs, 14 kills); Claire Kreuz added 10 kills; Hovey only managed 10 digs on the day–well off of her output the other night. Taylor Cannon was good up front, recording six block assists. This one was a little better in the attack department, as the Niners recorded a .230 average to the Owls’ .267–but FAU had eight service aces to Charlotte’s 3.
The ladies are back home this weekend–taking on La. Tech on Friday and Tulane on Sunday in an attempt to win their first C-USA match.