Florida Tech Volleyball Team Rallies to Defeat Lynn MELBOURNE, Fla. — After falling behind two games to none, the Florida Tech volleyball game rallied to
win the final three games and claim a dramatic five-game victory over Lynn University in a Sunshine State Conference match Saturday afternoon at the
Lynn (8-7, 3-4 SSC) opened the match with strong play on both sides of the net to capture the first two games 30-27 and 30-11. In the first game, Lynn hit
a solid .295 compared to just .214 for Florida Tech (6-14, 2-6 SSC). The second game saw the Fighting Knights post a blistering .500 attack percentage,
while limiting the Panthers to a meager -.030.
Following the intermission, Florida Tech regrouped and posted back-to-back 30-27 victories in the third and fourth games.
The fifth game belonged entirely to Florida Tech, as the Panthers outhit Lynn .429 to -.133 en route to an impressive 15-5 win for a second consecutive SSC
Offensively, senior Kelly Currin (Waynesville, Ohio) led Florida Tech with 19 kills and a .333 attack percentage. Junior Megan Konopnicki (Plano, Tex.),
who entered the match having just recorded her 500th career dig in a win over Nova Southeastern, added 11 kills for the Panthers.
Defensively, three Panthers tallied double-digit digs, led by senior Jenny Hart (Clermont, Fla.) with 15. Konopnicki added 11 digs to claim a
double-double, while sophomore Katie Dobek (Sterling Heights, Mich.) tallied 10. Currin, sophomore Lindsay Foster (Titusville, Fla.) and junior Jenny McCoy
(Titusville, Fla.) each recorded five total blocks.
A pair of Panthers turned in solid setting numbers, as senior Natasha Bender (Columbus, Neb.) and sophomore Amanda Boyce (Madison, Wisc.) posted 23 and 22
Two Lynn players recorded double-doubles, as senior Theresa Daniels (Sunrise, Fla.) recorded a match-high 29 kills to go with 13 digs, while junior Larissa
Witherspoon (Ormond Beach, Fla.) added 10 kills and 15 digs. Freshman Erin Lyngse (Boca Raton, Fla) also managed double-digit kills with 15. Junior Melissa
Roberts (Palm Harbor, Fla.) turned in 14 digs, while Lyngse and senior Kailen Gonzalez (Miami, Fla.) each posted four total blocks.
In the match, Florida Tech hit .134 as a team, while Lynn registered a .209 attack percentage.
Florida Tech will return to action on Monday, when they host Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras at 7:00 p.m.