The Panthers’ work isn’t done though. They still need to compete in the first ever CCSA Conference Tournament from Friday, April 22, to Sunday, April 24.
Coming off the Stetson Invitational, one of the most challenging events in program history in which the team went winless, the Panthers were back at home hosting the fourth annual FIU Surf and Turf Invitational.
Coming off its worst season in program history in 2014 when the team finished 7-23, the Panthers bounced back and proved to critics that last season was a fluke.
The Florida International University women’s volleyball team (15-13) ended its season on Friday, Nov. 20, losing to the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament in San Antonio, Texas.
With this win, the Panthers (15-12, 9-7 in Conference USA) clinched the seventh spot in the C-USA Tournament.
The team responded with a dominant effort, defeating LA Tech in straight sets.
As good as Florida International University has been at home, the Roadrunners were too much to handle. The Panthers fell in four sets.
Winning at home and losing on the road has been a common theme for the women’s volleyball team throughout the season. In order for the Panthers to climb in the Conference USA standings, they would have to improve on their 1-3 conference record away from home.
The team will travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., to face off against the University of Southern Mississippi on Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m.
“I just told them that they are good and they just need to not be afraid to lose and they need to play to win.”