MELBOURNE, Fla. (volleyball) — The Florida Tech Panthers (0-1) opened up their season with a tough loss 3-1 to Palm Beach Atlantic (2-0). The game scores
were 30-22, 20-22, 27-30 and 30-19. The Panthers had a rough opener after a delay in the match due to a leak in the Clemente Center roof after a torrential
rain storm. After a change in court set-up and forty five minute re-set up the Panthers were under way with the match.
Freshman outside hitter Frankie Brown (Panama City, Fla.) jumped started her collegiate career leading her team with 17 kills. Brown also notched 18.5
points along with hitting .205 for the afternoon. Brown also managed to hit every stat category with three assists, one service ace, six digs and one
Senior Jenny McCoy (Titusville, Fla.) led the Panthers with a .326 attack percentage as the only other Tech member to tally double figures in kills with 14
for the match. McCoy chipped in three block assists along with junior setter Amanda Boyce (Madison, Wis.). Boyce who also reached a career milestone hit
set her 1,000th assist in the third game pushing Tech ahead to win 30-27 taking the third.
Boyce is now one of only seven other Panther setters to reach the 1,000 mark. Freshman libero Melissa Reinders (Orlando, Fla.) led all players with 17 digs
for her collegiate debut.
The Panthers will be back in action next weekend traveling to Valdosta, Georgia for the Azalea Classic playing four matches on Friday and Saturday.
Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Volleyball
Palm Beach Atlantic vs Florida Tech (8/26/06 at Melbourne, FL)
Palm Beach Atlantic def. Florida Tech 30-22,30-22,27-30,30-19
Palm Beach Atlantic (2-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Ursula Vieira 23-2-9;
Brittany Erickson 9-0-8; Bia Santos 8-3-2; Ali Mitchell 6-0-5; Chrissy
Gulden 2-0-4; Sara Beth Warren 1-0-0; Michelle Habegger 1-1-0; Ashley
Bonvento 1-3-0; Nashea Kiehl 0-1-0; Emily Ryerson 0-0-6; Totals
51-10-17.0. (Assists) – Emily Ryerson 18; Sara Beth Warren 10. (Dig
leaders) – Whitney Warren 17; Bia Santos 12
Florida Tech (0-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Frankie Brown 17-1-1; Jenny
McCoy 14-0-3; Lindsay Foster 6-2-3; Jessie Metzger 6-0-0; Brenna Lane
6-0-1; Melissa Reinders 2-0-0; Amanda Boyce 2-1-3; Megan Konopnicki
1-0-1; Totals 54-4-6.0. (Assists) – Amanda Boyce 41. (Dig leaders) –
Melissa Reinders 17; Brenna Lane 7
Site: Melbourne, FL (Clemente Center)
Date: 8/26/06 Attend: 211 Time: 2:00
Referees: Rick Lindon, Dave Skove
DELAY IN GAME DUE TO LEAK IN ROOF