MELBOURNE, Fla. – (Volleyball) Florida Tech volleyball picked up its second conference win Tuesday after defeating Lynn three games to one (30-23, 27-30,
30-24, 30-19) improving their record to 19-12 overall and 2-12 in Sunshine State Conference play.
Standouts for the Panthers were Sacha Gumbs with 17 kills, Marcela Vasconcelos with 31 assists and 18 digs and
Amy O’Brien also with 18 digs. Gumbs and Frankie Brown added three blocks each.
Leading the way for the Fighting Knights were Daris Rodriguez and Camila Lins with 13 kills each, Devon Woolard with 35 assists, and Lins with 21 digs.
Rodriguez and Sydney Taylor added four blocks each.
Game one started evenly matched until the Panthers made a three point run, but Lynn recovered quickly and got right back in it. Tech pulled ahead again
with Mayne Pegorari at the service line and extended their lead to six. The Panthers never looked back as they took game one 30-23. Lynn
struck back in game two scoring three unanswered points and leading by as many as eight. The Panthers fought back to make it a two point game, but the
Knights tied the match at one a piece with a score of 30-27. Once again, game three found the Panthers in a three point hole, but they fought their way out
of it through multiple ties and lead changes. Tech started to break away in the 20s, but Lynn was nipping at their heels. The Panthers got it together and
held on to win 30-24.
Tech scored three quick points at the start of game four and held on to the lead through the threat of Lynn’s attack. A surge with Aurora
Jover at the service line extended the Panthers lead to 10 and they stayed in control to win 30-19.
The Panthers will return to the Clemente Center for the final time this season on Friday, Nov. 2 for a 7 p.m. match against Barry. Six Panther seniors will
be honored at the start of the match so be sure to arrive early and support Florida Tech volleyball.