Three-Way Tie: NAU, CSUN, Florida Close Lumberjack Invite at 2-1

  0 Jil Price Igara | September 08th, 2018 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, News, SEC

Lumberjack Classic

  • Sept. 7-8, 2018
  • Flagstaff, Ariz.

One of the biggest upsets of the weekend came last night at the Lumberjack Classic as Northern Arizona downed 7th-ranked Florida in 5 to secure its first ever win over a ranked opponent.

The Lumberjacks went 2-1 on the weekend, along with Florida and Cal State Northridge (CSUN). NAU began Friday with a sweep over Southern Illinois and closed the invitational with a loss in 5 sets against CSUN Saturday afternoon.

Friday Roundup

#7 Florida def. CSUN 3-0 (25-12, 25-18, 25-12)

Northern Arizona def. Southern Illinois 3-0 (25-13, 25-12, 25-10)

CSUN def. Southern Illinois 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-20, 25-20)

Northern Arizona def. #7 Florida 3-2 (25-19, 22-25, 25-22, 20-25, 15-13)

Saturday Roundup

#7 Florida def. Southern Illinois 3-1 (17-25, 25-12, 25-10, 25-16)

CSUN def. Northern Arizona 3-2 (25-19, 22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 16-14)

All-Tournament Team

Tournament Notables

  • Northern Arizona won its first match against a ranked opponent in program history when it took down 7th-ranked Florida in 5 on Friday. The Lumberjacks have met just 4 ranked foes all-time. It was the first meeting between NAU and Florida.
  • The Salukis notched their first set win over a ranked opponent since 1990 when it took a set from 7th-ranked Florida Saturday morning. Southern Illinois has only won 15 sets all-time against ranked foes, including 4 against Top 10 opponents.
  • The Gators responded with 3-straight set wins to earn the 3-1 victory over SIU and recover from its loss to Northern Arizona. Florida posted a 2-1 record on the weekend.
  • On Saturday, CSUN recovered after falling behind 7-0 in the fifth set to knock off Northern Arizona in 5 sets with a 16-14 finale win. The Matadors finish the tournament with a 2-1 mark.
  • Host Northern Arizona, CSUN and Florida went 2-1 in Lumberjack Classic action, while Southern Illinois went 0-3.
  • Northern Arizona senior libero Jordan Anderson became the 14th member of the 1,000-career digs club, notching 19 in the 5-set loss to CSUN Saturday.

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