Final Day at Azalea Volleyball Classic Proves Too Much for Tech’s Spikers

VALDOSTA, Ga. (volleyball) — Florida Tech finished up day two of the Azalea Volleyball Classic hosted by Valdosta State University. Despite a tough fought
second match the Panthers fall 3-0 against Augusta State, while grabbing a game 3-1 in the Presbyterian College bout.

In the early morning match-up to start the day, Florida Tech fell in three games to Augusta State University 30-23, 30-25, 30-25.

Again, freshman Frankie Brown (Panama City, Fla.) led Tech with nine kills. Junior setter Amanda Boyce (Madison, Wis.) tallied a .286 attack percentage
with 33 assists and ten digs. Coming off the bench, junior outside hitter Lisa Cole (Liverpool, N.Y.) and freshman middle hitter Jess Davies
(Lawrenceville, Ga.) each hit .500 for the day. Freshman libero Melissa Reinders (Orlando, Fla.) led all players defensively with 19 digs. For the season
she is averaging 4.76 digs per game.

In Tech’s fourth and final match of the Classic, the Panthers see-sawed with the Blue Hose losing 30-23, 27-30, 30-15, 30-25.

Senior middle hitter Jenny McCoy (Titusville, Fla.) and Boyce combined for 14 kills on an errorless hitting game. McCoy tallied a .533 while Boyce topped
her at .750 for the contest. Tech’s setter also added 39 assists and 16 digs. Junior middle hitter Lindsay Foster (Titusville, Fla.) had eight kills and
five blocks including the lone block solo for Tech. Frankie Brown added 10 kills and three blocks.

Defensively three other Panthers notched double figures in digs including senior outside hitter Megan Konopnicki (Plano, Tex.) with 14, junior defensive
specialist Katie Dobek (Sterling Heights, Mich.) with 13 and Reinders with 13 for the match.

The Panthers will be back in action on Tuesday, September 5th hosting Flagler College at 7:00 p.m.

Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Volleyball
Augusta State vs Florida Tech (9/2/06 at Valdosta State)

Augusta State def. Florida Tech 30-23,30-20,30-25

Augusta State (5-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Jessica Howard 12-0-3; Sarah
Lobstein 10-1-1; Jessica Lowes 6-2-1; Rachel Dyer 6-1-0; Rachel Marcy
3-0-1; Brooke Elder 2-2-0; Brittany Hotz 0-2-0; Grace Hornsby 0-1-0;
Totals 39-9-4.0. (Assists) – Jessica Lowes 30. (Dig leaders) – Sarah
Lobstein 10; Lindsay Weider 9; Heather Lawrence 9; Jessica Lowes 9

Florida Tech (1-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Frankie Brown 9-1-1; Megan
Konopnicki 8-0-0; Lindsay Foster 6-0-1; Melissa Reinders 3-0-0; Jenny
McCoy 3-0-2; Leigh Ann Brown 3-0-1; Lisa Cole 2-0-0; Jessica Davies
2-0-0; Amanda Boyce 2-2-0; Brenna Lane 0-2-0; Katie Dobek 0-1-0;
Totals 38-6-2.5. (Assists) – Amanda Boyce 33. (Dig leaders) – Melissa
Reinders 19; Amanda Boyce 10

Site: Valdosta State (PE Complex)
Date: 9/2/06 Attend: 23 Time: 1:28
Referees: Doug Darling, Dave Fewell

Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Volleyball
Presbyterian College vs Florida Tech (9/02/06 at Valdosta, GA)

Presbyterian College def. Florida Tech 30-23,27-30,30-15,30-25

Presbyterian College (5-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Lauren Mason 14-2-2;
Julie Hollrah 9-2-2; Courtney Van Dusen 9-0-2; Danielle Gill 7-0-1;
Justine Lanchester 6-3-3; Kelsey McKee 3-2-2; Rachel Lewis 2-0-2; Jodi
Palmer 1-2-0; Sarah Parker Mounce 0-2-0; Totals 51-13-8.0. (Assists) –
Rachel Lewis 41. (Dig leaders) – Lauren Mason 18; Rachel Lewis 13;
Jodi Palmer 13; Julie Hollrah 10

Florida Tech (1-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Frankie Brown 10-1-3; Rachel
Joackim 9-0-0; Jenny McCoy 8-1-1; Lindsay Foster 8-0-5; Amanda Boyce
6-0-2; Brenna Lane 6-0-1; Leigh Ann Brown 2-0-0; Melissa Reinders
1-2-0; Megan Konopnicki 1-0-0; Jessica Davies 0-0-1; Katie Dobek
0-2-0; Totals 51-6-7.0. (Assists) – Amanda Boyce 39. (Dig leaders) –
Amanda Boyce 16; Megan Konopnicki 14; Melissa Reinders 13; Katie Dobek

Site: Valdosta, GA (PE Complex)
Date: 9/02/06 Attend: 38 Time: 1:58

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