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Grae Gosnell (center) celebrates with teammates during IU's win over Radford on Aug. 26, 2023. (HN photo/Kallan Graybill)
Grae Gosnell (center) celebrates with teammates during IU's win over Radford on Aug. 26, 2023. (HN photo/Kallan Graybill)

Indiana sweeps Florida tournament with 4-0 weekend

A five-set thriller against Miami highlighted the event

Indiana volleyball had a clean sweep of 4-0 at the 305 Challenge this weekend in Miami, Florida. 

Friday, the Hoosiers began the 305 Challenge against Stetson University. Indiana held Stetson off offensively with Avry Tatum having 11 kills and hitting .667. Savannah Kjolhede also contributed with strong serving and zero errors. 

Defensively Camryn Haworth notably had 11 aces for Indiana. Freshman Ava Vickers supported Haworth and produced six kills, three blocks and two digs to add to the Hoosiers’ victory. 

Match two was a battle between Indiana and Miami (FL). The two teams set fire to the net, playing a total of five sets.  

Set one, Indiana started with strong serving and blocking. With a back-and-forth score, Haworth tied the set with a heavy ace. The Hoosier solidified the win going on run of 5-1. 

Miami came out for revenge taking set two with a close score of 23-25.  

The Hurricanes and Hoosiers continued that fight in set three and four. Both teams were up or down but ultimately Miami solidified game three taking the final eight points to win. 

During set four, Indiana fought back from a six-point deficit. Tatum produced a solidifying kill to make the score 23-22. Both Haworth and Kjolhede held the lead, but Miami’s Grace Lopez ace sent the match to a fifth set. 

On their last chance to win, the Hoosiers went on a run of 8-4. The match tied up at 10, then Kjolhede delivered a final kill and slide to finish the battle with a win. Indiana now has beaten a Power 5 team before Big Ten season.  

Saturday morning Indiana continued the fire from the night before to win all three sets against Jacksonville (Florida). 

Haworth achieved over 2,000 assists in her career making her the 11th Hoosier in history to reach that number, having 33 total against Jacksonville. Haworth also had her third double-double on top of the numerous records made during the weekend.  

Indiana wrapped up the challenge against Florida International with another sweep, 3-0. Graduate student Kaley Rammelsberg led Indiana with 11 kills and six blocks. IU outhit the Panthers .236 to 0.83. Florida International hit negatively in the first set and had 22 errors overall for Indiana to win.  

The Hoosiers ended with a perfect weekend and now sit at 10-3 this season. On top of their wins this weekend, overall head coach Steve Aird’s program has won 10 plus games in the non-conference season.  

Indiana will turnaround to play its first Big Ten matchup on Wednesday at Wilkinson Hall. 

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