UCONN 3, NORTH FLORIDA 1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-21, 25-21)
STORRS, CT – Taylor Parnell had 16 kills on .433 hitting and a match-high five blocks to propel the University of Connecticut to the semifinals of the 2021 NIVC with a four-set victory over North Florida.
Caylee Parker added 14 kills and Allie Garland had 10, while McKayla Wuensch dished out 44 assists and was everywhere on defense with 18 digs. UConn hit .272 compared to .291 for North Florida, but the difference in the match came at the service line where UConn racked up nine service aces compared to four for North Florida. The Huskies also out blocked the Ospreys, 8-4.
Solimar Cestero and Kailey McKnight paced the way for North Florida with 12 and 11 kills, respectively.
UConn will now head on the road to take on Valparaiso for a berth in the NIVC Championship. The match is slated for 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 10.