Eastern Florida Volleyball Sweeps Lake-Sumter In Season Finale

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Titans finish 2014 season with record at 16-16

Eastern Florida’s volleyball team closed its season in style on Friday, sweeping Lake-Sumter State College on the Melbourne Campus. (EFSC image)

Eastern Florida’s volleyball team closed its season in style on Friday, sweeping Lake-Sumter State College on the Melbourne Campus. (EFSC image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Eastern Florida’s volleyball team closed its season in style on Friday, sweeping Lake-Sumter State College on the Melbourne Campus.

The 25-14, 25-9, 25-16 victory – EFSC’s third sweep of Lake-Sumter this season – evened the Titans record at 16-16. EFSC finished the 2013 season at 13-23.

The Titans made short work of Friday’s first two sets in which they never trailed and broke away from a 7-7 tie to grab the third set.

Sophomore Arianna Bethel led the Titans with nine kills and no errors. Freshman Lena Kaelberer added eight kills.

Bethel also finished with 12 digs while classmates Fernanda Faustino and McKenzie Price finished with 10 each and freshman libero Caitlin Stoner with nine.

Price also finished with 33 assists giving her 1,041 for the season.

Price, an FCSAA All-Southern Conference first-team selection, came into the match ranked 15th nationally in assists.

“It was a really good season,” Price said. “There were lots of ups and lots of downs but we managed to pull it out at the end.”

As for her individual season: “It was a big turnaround from last year,” she said. “I just went all out because I knew this was my last year. I felt accomplished.

McKenzie Price

McKenzie Price

“It’s a great thing to look back on as I get older,” Price added about her national ranking.

EFSC’s first-year head coach Andrea Rasmussen took a long view of the season as a whole.

“The mark of any successful season is not so much wins and losses and where you finish in the end but are you playing better than you did in the beginning of the season?” Rasmussen said.

“And we absolutely are playing better now that we were at the beginning of the season. Our record is OK. Being one game out of (qualifying for) the state tournament is good.

“I’m pleased overall.”


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