Sept. 23, 2013
Volleyball's five-set win over UCF was one of my more memorable moments in my six years covering the team.
Not only did the team beat an in-state rival from a major conference, but they did it in come from behind fashion. After dropping the first two sets of the match, the ladies rallied to win the third set. However, they found themselves down 17-10 in the fourth set. It was a spot in which it would have been very easy to chalk the match up as a loss and focus on the start of conference play, but the team rallied to win the set and extend the match.
In that fifth set, FAU and UCF were tied at nine before the Owls surged to their improbable victory. Soon as the match ended, Alessia Pizzoccheri came running over and gave me a huge and appreciated (albeit very sweaty) hug. It was a reminder of why I do what I do.
It was a memorable ending to a memorable match.