Volleyball loses heartbreaker to UNCW to snap win streak
The Hofstra volleyball team lost a five-set heartbreaker to the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) on Sunday, Oct. 7, in North Carolina. The loss snapped the Pride’s four-game winning streak.
Each of the five sets had a differential of six points or less.
The Seahawks (10-4) started off the match by taking the first set 25-20.
Hofstra (14-6) answered with a 25-20 win of their own in the second set. This tied the match at one set each.
UNCW landed a 25-19 win in the third set, and Hofstra matched that in the fourth set, winning 25-21. This brought the game to its fifth and final set.
The two teams again went back and forth in this last set. UNCW held a 12-9 lead and looked like they were on their way to a victory, but the Pride fought their way back and tied it up at 13. Despite making it close in the end, the Pride fell just a bit short, losing the final set 15-13. This gave the Seahawks a 3-2 victory over Hofstra.
Freshman Aisha Skinner and junior Laura Masciullo both filled the stat sheet for the Pride. Skinner finished with 19 kills and 16 digs. Masciullo ended with 14 kills and two digs. Seniors Doris Bogoje and Michela Rucli each finished with 12 kills for the Pride.
The Pride will be back in action on Sunday, Oct. 14, when they take on the University of Delaware Blue Hens in Newark at 1 p.m.
Photo courtesy of Cam Keough