Gallery: Women’s Volleyball earns two wins over weekend

Sweeps UTEP and Marshall for first two conference wins of the season.

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Women’s Volleyball earned its eighth and ninth sweeps of the year over the weekend, beating both UTEP and Marshall 3-0.

“It’s important for us to improve each game, which we did,” senior outside hitter Kristina Rankovic said after playing UTEP. “We played how we’ve been practicing the whole week.”

The Owls’ next game is at home versus the Charlotte 49ers on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Check out photos from Friday’s game below:

A young performer sings the National Anthem before the start of Friday’s match between UTEP and FAU. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer A young performer sings the National Anthem before the start of Friday’s match between UTEP and FAU. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Senior middle blocker Brittney Brown and junior outside hitter Maja Ristic attempt to block UTEP outside hitter Coline Coessens during Friday’s match. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer Senior middle blocker Brittney Brown and junior outside hitter Maja Ristic attempt to block UTEP outside hitter Coline Coessens during Friday’s match. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Abbi Reid spikes the ball towards UTEP’s end of the court during the Owls 3-0 win versus UTEP Friday night. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer Abbi Reid spikes the ball toward UTEP’s end of the court during the Owls’s 3-0 win versus UTEP Friday night. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

 Brittney Brown spikes the ball towards the Miners side of the court during Friday’s 3-0 win. Brown registered five kills during the three game sweep. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer Brittney Brown spikes the ball toward the Miners side of the court during Friday’s 3-0 win. Brown registered five kills during the three game sweep. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

Kristina Rankovic tips the ball over the net during the final set of Friday's match versus UTEP. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer Kristina Rankovic tips the ball over the net during the final set of Friday’s match versus UTEP. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

UTEP middle blocker Maddie Morgan (20) spikes the ball past Owls outside hitter Kristina Rankovic in the first set of their loss against FAU on Friday night. Morgan had two kills during the match. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer UTEP middle blocker Maddie Morgan (20) spikes the ball past Owls outside hitter Kristina Rankovic in the first set of their loss against FAU on Friday night. Morgan had two kills during the match. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Freshman outside hitter Abbi Reid (10) follows through after spiking the ball past a UTEP defender. The Denver native was credited with eight kills during Friday night’s 3-0 win. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer Freshman outside hitter Abbi Reid (10) follows through after spiking the ball past a UTEP defender. The Denver native was credited with eight kills during Friday night’s 3-0 win. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

FAU junior outside hitter Raveen Golston (4) runs to dig the ball during Friday’s match versus UTEP. Golston played as the team’s libero during the match. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer FAU junior outside hitter Raveen Golston (4) runs to dig the ball during Friday’s match versus UTEP. Golston played as the team’s libero during the match. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Fans reach to catch a gift bag thrown by FAU Athletics staff during a timeout in the match. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer Fans reach to catch a gift bag thrown by FAU Athletics staff during a time-out in the match. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Owls redshirt freshman Gabrielle Dixon (15) reaches to tip the ball over a defender during one of the final volleys of the night. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer Owls redshirt freshman Gabrielle Dixon (15) reaches to tip the ball over a defender during one of the final volleys of the night. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Maja Ristic prepares to spike the ball towards the UTEP side of the court during the Owls match Friday night. Ristic had 12 kills in the three game sweep, while also registering a double-double with 11 digs. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor Maja Ristic prepares to spike the ball toward the UTEP side of the court during the Owls’s match Friday night. Ristic had 12 kills in the three game sweep, while also registering a double-double with 11 digs.
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Junior libero Nathalie Rosado(6) laughs with her teammates after freshman liberto Alex Cardona tripped during a timeout in the second game of Friday’s match versus UTEP. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor Junior libero Nathalie Rosado (6) laughs with her teammates after freshman libero Alex Cardona tripped during a time-out in the second game of Friday’s match versus UTEP. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor

Miami Heat mascot Burnie performs during a stoppage of play during the Friday night game. The Heat held their training camp at FAU Arena earlier in the week. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor Miami Heat mascot Burnie performs during a stoppage of play during the Friday night game. The Heat held their training camp at FAU Arena earlier in the week. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor

Libero Naomi Whitehair misses the dig after diving during the second game of UTEP’s 3-0 loss to FAU. Whitehair had four digs in the match. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor Libero Naomi Whitehair misses the dig after diving during the second game of UTEP’s 3-0 loss to FAU. Whitehair had four digs in the match. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor

The official signals the Owls winning of the third and final set during Friday night’s match versus UTEP. With two wins during the weekend, FAU improves to 10-6 on the season. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor The official signals the Owls’s winning of the third and final set during Friday night’s match versus UTEP. With two wins during the weekend, FAU improves to 11-6 on the season. Ryan Lynch | Sports Editor