Homecoming Weekend Brings No Luck for Panthers Volleyball

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Tech volleyball hosted South Regional opponent Armstrong Atlantic State University and fell in three straight games (30-19, 30-18, and
30-20) during Florida Tech’s Homecoming weekend.

The match started off well for the Panthers as they were able to match every point with the Pirates through point 14 but couldn’t push past the Pirates as
they rallied to a 30-19 win in game one.

In game two the Pirates blew past the Panthers and took advantage of the Panthers mistakes taking the game 30-18.

Game three started much like game two but the Panthers settled in and cut the lead to three but couldn’t overcome the confident Pirates. Tech continued
their efforts never giving up until game point was scored. Tech fell short in game three, losing 30-20.

Tech’s high offensive performances from the match came from seniors Jenny McCoy (Titusville, Fla.) and Jessie Metzger (Oxford, CT) with nine kills apiece.
Freshman, Frankie Brown (Panama City, Fla.) contributed six kills as well for the Panthers. On the night, the Panthers totaled 33 kills against the Pirates
out killing them by one with 32.

Defensive highs came from freshman Libero, Melissa Reinders (Orlando, Fla.) with a match high of 20 digs. Defensive specialist, Katie Dobek (Sterling
Heights, MI) and junior setter, Amanda Boyce (Madison, WI) combined for 20 digs, each recording 10 apiece. Boyce recorded a double-double on the night with
her match high of 21 assists.

The Panthers move to a 2-22 overall record with a 0-10 SSC record. Tech next hosts Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras on Monday, October 16th at 7 pm in the Clemente

Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Women’s Volleyball
AASU vs Florida Tech (10/14/06 at Melbourne, FL)

AASU def. Florida Tech 30-19,30-18,30-20

AASU (15-11) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Schmiedge, Leah 6-0-1; Knuth, Traci
5-3-3; Flores, Christina 4-3-0; Falco, Rachel 4-0-2; Good, Lauren
4-0-0; Miller, Adriana 3-1-1; Vidovich, Rindy 3-4-1; Ciapponi, Nikki
2-0-0; McCoy, Stacia 1-0-0; Yates, Nicole 0-4-0; Yates, Stacy 0-2-0;
Totals 32-17-4.0. (Assists) – Yates, Stacy 13; Thornton, Magaret 11.
(Dig leaders) – Knuth, Traci 8; Miller, Adriana 6

Florida Tech (2-22) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Jessie Metzger 9-0-1; Jenny
McCoy 9-1-0; Frankie Brown 6-0-0; Melissa Reinders 3-0-0; Rachael
Joakim 2-0-0; Lisa Cole 1-0-0; Lindsay Foster 1-0-1; Amanda Boyce
1-0-1; Megan Konopnicki 1-1-0; Leigh Ann Brown 0-0-2; Totals 33-2-3.0.
(Assists) – Amanda Boyce 21. (Dig leaders) – Melissa Reinders 20;
Katie Dobek 10; Amanda Boyce 10

Site: Melbourne, FL (Clemente Center)
Date: 10/14/06 Attend: 300 Time: 1:30
Referees: Dave Crowder, Pat Dalton
Homecoming Weekend

Nick Lauletta
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