Tampa keeps conference record perfect with Nova Southeastern sweep
TAMPA, Fla. -- No. 7 Tampa defeated Nova Southeastern in a sweep on Friday. The Spartans protected its flawless record in the Sunshine State Conference, extending its mark to 13-0 on the season.
Tampa continues to lead the SSC and improves its overall record to 24-3. The Sharks of Nova Southeastern fall to 4-25, 1-12 SSC.
Danielle Selkridge continued to be the leader for the Spartans. She recorded 12 kills on 15 attacks, worthy of a .800 attack percentage. Other contributors to the Spartan offense included Meagan Burke and Marissa Lisenbee, who added 8 and 7 kills respectively.
After a nine-kill outing in the Spartans win last weekend at Florida Southern, Holly Reschke got the Spartans going again on Friday. Tampa won the first set 25-15 behind five kills from her. Sophomore Jackie Neff also helped by connecting on three of four swings.
For the second frame, the Sharks were overmatched by Selkridge, who swung for a perfect 5-5. Setter Kahley Patrick had 10 of her 37 total assists on the set and added two digs. Burke also contributed, adding five kills as the Spartans were able to win the set 25-20.
The third stanza featured a great display of teamwork as six Spartans recorded multiple kills. Tampa also showed solid defense with 11 digs and a block solo from Jessica Yingling. Overall, UT limited Nova Southeastern to just 13 points as they finished off the Sharks with a 25-13 victory.