Team sweeps Huskies, snaps losing streak

Temple has swept UConn twice this season.

The Owls (18-10, 9-7 American Athletic Conference) snapped their three-match losing streak at Connecticut (13-18, 4-12 American Athletic Conference) on Sunday, as they swept the Huskies by scores of 25-18, 25-21 and 25-20.

This is the second time this season that Temple has swept UConn. Senior Elyse Burkert and sophomore Sandra Sydlik collected double-doubles during the match, and senior Gabriella Matautia tallied a match-best 17 kills.

During the first set, the Owls trailed by five points before making a come back. The second set was much closer – at one point Temple led by 19-18. But a strong closing stretch led by Matuatia and Iacobini helped the Owls clinch the set.

The Owls trailed in the third set 12-11, after which they went on a 5-1 run that gave them a lead they wouldn’t look back from.

Temple will return to McGonigle Hall on Wednesday to face South Florida in the penultimate match of the season.

Avery Maehrer can be reached at or on Twitter @AveryMaehrer.

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