UAPB Volleyball Sweeps Arkansas Tech In Home Opener; First Win Under Floyd

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PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Lady Lions dominated Arkansas Tech on Wednesday night in 3-0 sweep (25-21, 25-17, 26-24).

The Lady Lions offensively handled the Golden Suns with 38 total kills. Fernanda Spengler led the game with 13 kills in the contest and Zykia Jones added 10 kills to help UAPB in the sweep.

“Overall our play is absolutely improving, and that’s what we love to see,” head coach Gabrielle Floyd in the team’s first win under her direction. “The win was much needed today to give us a boost going forward. They’re starting to notice their mistakes more easily, which makes it easy and swift for them to fix. It shows that we’re getting better every day, so I’m just thankful for the growth.”

Leading the Lady Lions in assists was Nikole Akamine with 20. Starvoula Papazoglou led the game in digs with 20, and Breana August added to the total with 12 digs.

Kori Diego anchored the defense for for UAPB with four of the team’s seven kills.