Eagles Too Much for Panthers Falling 3-2 in Five Games

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (volleyball) – Despite taking the early lead, Florida Tech was unable to overcome the home crowd advantage falling in an upsetting five
game loss 3-2. Tech took the first game 30-24 only to fall in the second game 27-30. Again the Panthers took the lead winning the third set 30-21 again to
see-saw back giving up the fourth game 17-30. The deciding game unfortunately went in favor of the Eagles 15-12 for the match victory being awarded to the
NAIA opponent Embry-Riddle (4-6).

Senior middle hitter Jenny McCoy (Titusville, Fla.) again led the way offensively for the Panthers hitting a team high .318 for the night. McCoy who has
been the only consistent offensive threat for the Panthers is currently topping her teams’ season stats with a .316 attack percentage and fifth in the SSC
standings. McCoy had ten kills for the match. Three other Panthers hit in double figures including fellow junior middle hitter Lindsay Foster (Titusville,
Fla.) grabbing the team high 12 kills. Junior outside hitter Brenna Lane (Dade City, Fla.) pitched in eleven kills hitting .241 for the match. Junior
outside hitter Lisa Cole (Liverpool, N.Y.) achieved one of her best games with ten kills and eleven digs.

Defensively, freshman Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week Melissa Reinders (libero, Orlando, Fla.) led all players amassing 41 digs. Reinders is
currently 2nd in the SSC for digs averaging 5.88 digs per game for her novice campaign. Junior Amanda Boyce was the only other Panther to dig in the double
figures. Boyce added 14 digs and 53 assists.

The Panthers are now 2-9 on the season and will be back in action on Friday, September 15th when they open up their conference season hosting Lynn
University at 7:00 p.m. in the Clemente Center.

Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Volleyball
Florida Tech vs Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (9/13/06 at Daytona Beach, Fla.)

Embry-Riddle (Fla.) def. Florida Tech 24-30,30-27,21-30,30-17,15-12

Florida Tech (2-9) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Lindsay Foster 12-1-2; Brenna
Lane 11-3-1; Lisa Cole 10-1-0; Jenny McCoy 10-0-1; Jessie Metzger
7-0-1; Rachel Joackim 6-0-0; Frankie Brown 1-0-0; Amanda Boyce 1-3-1;
Megan Konopnicki 1-0-0; Jessica Davies 1-0-0; Leigh Ann Brown 1-0-2;
Melissa Reinders 1-4-0; Katie Dobek 0-2-0; Totals 62-14-4.0. (Assists)
– Amanda Boyce 53. (Dig leaders) – Melissa Reinders 41; Amanda Boyce

Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (4-6) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Jenn Meglic 13-0-5;
Jenni Nelsen 10-1-3; April Ebanks 9-2-4; Mia Jaramillo 8-0-3; Savannah
Trakes 8-4-1; Rebecca Heller 3-2-0; Marissa Gonzales 1-2-0; Amanda
Meller 0-1-0; Rachel Ridder 0-1-0; Totals 52-13-10.0. (Assists) –
Marissa Gonzales 43. (Dig leaders) – Jenni Nelsen 20; Rachel Ridder 18

Site: Daytona Beach, Fla. (ICI Center)
Date: 9/13/06 Attend: 205 Time: 2:27 p.m
Referees: Tammy Warren, Dave Skove
ERAU’s first win against DII opponent since 2002
when they defeated Eckerd (Fla.)

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