NT-FIU Box Score
MIAMI – The North Texas volleyball team could not find its rhythm on the backend of its season-ending Florida road trip and was knocked off by FIU in three sets.
“We came out flat and, on the road, you just can’t win like that,” head coach Andrew Palileo said. “We need to pick up our energy and intensity, and I believe we will do that. I will address that in the coming days as we prepare for our first Conference USA tournament.”
FIU controlled the tempo of the match. It held the potent North Texas attack to a mere .159 hitting percentage.
The Mean Green fell to 8-6 in C-USA play with the loss and earned the fifth seed in the C-USA volleyball tournament following a three-way tie with Marshall and Middle Tennessee.
Inside The Numbers
Sophomore Carnae Dillard led the team offensively with 12 kills, and she added eight digs.
Junior Captain Eboni Godfrey had a team-high 12 digs for North Texas, while freshman setter Amy Henard tossed up 26 assists.
North Texas will play Florida Atlantic in the opening round of the Conference USA volleyball tournament on Thursday, Nov. 21, in Murfreesboro, Tenn.