Tech Falls to Francis Marion In Final Game at South Region Challenge
MELBOURNE, Fla. – Florida Tech Panthers (7-17) finishes up Rollins South Region Classic tournament play on tough loss against the Francis Marion Patriots
(19-9) 3-0. Tech fell 30-24 in the first set only to lose a heartbreaking second game on a questionable call 36-34 and lost the third game 30-27.
Senior middle hitter Kelly Currin (Waynesville, OH) once again led the Panthers with a .320 attack percentage and a season high nine blocks with three solo
blocks. Sophomore setter Amanda Boyce ( Madison, WI) also had her best career performances notching a triple double for the match. This is the first Tech
triple double in over ten years.
Boyce totaled 11 kills, 14 assists and ten digs and one block assist. Fellow setter Natasha Bender (Columbus, NE) chipped in with her team high 21 assists
and 10 digs tallying a double double for the afternoon.
Despite the loss, Tech out hit the Patriots .137 to .115 and out blocked Francis Marion as well 10 to five for the match. Defensively the digs were close
with the Patriots having the edge 67 to 60 and they also had 11 more kills for the contest.
Tech will be back in action later tonight when the host Armstrong Atlantic State University at the BCC Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. back in Melbourne.