The UCF Knights Volleyball team began its 2019 season with a key five-set victory over Big 12 opponent Iowa State in their first match of the Rebel Invitational at Ole Miss.
It was a back-and-forth match with UCF coming out on top in the fifth, 15-11.
Highlights for the Knights:
- Kristina Fisher: 24 kills, 14 digs
- McKenna Melville: 15 kills, 10 digs
- Dresi Pass: 17 assists
- Erin Olson: 14 assists
- Kathryn Wesolich: 3 aces, 5 block assists
Iowa State finished last year at #60 in the RPI, and are picked to finish 4th in the conference this season.
Head coach Todd Dagenais on Twitter afterwards:
Could not be more proud of our team and their early resilience. We are far from where we need to be... but we are going to get there. We have huge respect for Iowa State and their national stature. A nice Quadrant 1 win to start the season for @UCF_Volleyball . @UCFKnights— Todd Dagenais (@ucfvbtodd) August 30, 2019
It’s the first of three for the Knights in Oxford. Next up is Rice Saturday at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the host Rebels Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on SEC Network Plus.