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Volleyball Falls to FIU In Three, 3-0

Sept. 18, 2009

Box Score

ORLANDO, Fla. - Southern Miss had its 11-match winning streak snapped with a 3-0 loss to FIU in the Radisson-UCF Classic.

Ashley Mell led Southern Miss with nine kills while Kelsea Seymour and Maia Ivanova recorded 16 and 13 digs, respectively.

Olga Vergun and Jovana Bjelica tallied 13 kills each for FIU and Chanel Araujo recorded a match-high 18 digs.

The Panthers limited the Southern Miss offense to just 30 kills and a .076 attack percentage. FIU used a 9-2 run midway through the first set to win 25-15. In the second set, FIU jumped out to a 13-5 lead and never looked back as the Panthers defeated the Golden Eagles 25-16.

Both teams battled back-and-forth to start the third set. Southern Miss led by three, 17-14, before FIU outscored USM 8-2 to regain the lead for good.

Southern Miss concludes play Saturday against Florida A&M in a 12 p.m. match.

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