Junior RSH Becca Reidy tallied a season-high 16 kills and registered a team-high four blocks on Saturday night to lead Toledo (4-5) to a 3-1 (26-24, 19-25, 25-10, 26-24) triumph over Florida Gulf Coast (4-6) in its final match of the Rocket Classic.
Reidy was joined in double figures by senior OH Sondra Parys (13) and junior OH Lauren Rafdal (11). Junior S Adria Pryor quarterback the Rocket attack with 51 assists to go along with 10 digs for her third double-double of the season.
Senior libero McCall Paynter led UT defensively with a season-high tying 20 digs to earn a spot on the all-tournament team along with Parys.
Sophomore OH Jill Hopper registered a double-double with 12 kills and 13 digs to lead the Eagles.
UT posted a .229 team attack percentage for the match and limited FGCU to a .142 mark.
The opening set was even throughout as it featured 11 ties and five lead changes. UT rallied late in the frame from a 23-21 deficit thanks to kills from freshman MB Daiva Wise, Reidy, Parys and a pair of service aces from junior OH Jordan Kielty.
After falling by a 25-19 margin in Set 2, the Rockets thoroughly dominated the third set, 25-10, tallying a .435 attack percentage and stifling FGCU's offense to the tune of a -.115 ATK%.
Toledo then nearly let a 23-19 advantage lead slip away in Set 4 as the Eagles strung together five straight points to take a one-point lead. The Rockets responded though with three straight kills, two from Reidy and one from Rafdal, to earn the win.
The Rockets are back in action next weekend with a trip to Winston-Salem, NC for Wake Forest's Black & Gold Challenge.