ORLANDO, Fla. -- The University of Houston Volleyball program fell 3-0 (19-25, 14-25, 14-25) at UCF on Sunday afternoon inside The Venue.
With the decision, the Cougars fall to 10-14 on the season and 6-10 in American Athletic Conference play, while the Knights improve to 15-13 overall and 8-8 in league action.
HOW IT HAPPENED
After UCF jumped out to a 12-6 lead, Houston went on a 9-3 run, capitalizing on seven Knight errors and two kills from junior middle blocker Chenelle Walker, to even the match at 15-all. Unfortunately, UCF quickly reclaimed the edge with a 3-0 surge before taking the opening set, 25-19.
In the second set, UCF hit a match-high .379 attack percentage while holding the Cougars to negative .028 clip en route to a 25-14 victory and 2-0 lead at the break.
UCF never trailed in the third set, claiming another 25-14 decision to close the match in straight sets.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
Duncan led Houston with seven kills, her 13th time to lead the team on the season. She also recorded back-to-back service aces in the third set. Duncan's two aces tie her career high.
Freshman setter Abby Irvine finished with 10 assists.
Sophomore libero Katie Karbo anchored the back row with 17 digs.
Senior outside hitter Sarah Afflerbaugh and redshirt freshman defensive specialist Kylie Napoleon each tallied 10 digs, respectively. Afflerbaugh also led the team with three blocks (all assisted), tying her season high.
UCF outhit Houston, .288-.000.
The Cougars will continue play in The American with home matches against ECU on Nov. 17 and Cincinnati on Nov. 19.
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