MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – The Florida Tech Panthers fell to rival Barry University in three games (30-23, 30-18, and 30-24) today at the Health & Fitness
Center this afternoon.
As Tech battled Barry for the second time this year, the Panthers looked strong through game one answering the Bucs point-for-point until the final seven
in the first set. In the second game, Tech seemed deflated unable to gain momentum losing 30-18. In game three, the Panthers fought through Buccaneer
rallies and cut the lead to two at 20-18 on the scoreboard. Looking like the Panthers were gaining momentum, the Buccaneers stood their ground only to
rally to a 30-24 final.
Leading the Panthers were senior Jenny McCoy (Titusville, Fla.) and junior Jessie Metzger (Oxford, Conn.) on the crimson and gray attack recording eight
kills apiece. Senior Megan Konopnicki (Plano, Texas) and freshman Jessica Davies (Lawrenceville, GA) combined for nine kills; five and four respectively.
Defensively, the outstanding freshman libero, Melissa Reinders (Orlando, Fla.) led with 20 digs for the Panthers. Junior setter, Amanda Boyce (Madison, WI)
came in second with 10 digs; Boyce also led Tech with 28 assists on the match.
The Panthers have a record of 2-20 overall and 0-9 in conference play and will battle Lynn University on Tuesday, October 10th, at 7 pm in Boca Raton.
Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Women’s Volleyball
Florida Tech vs BU (10/07/2006 at Miami Shores, Fla.)
BU def. Florida Tech 30-23,30-18,30-24
Florida Tech (2-20, 0-9 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Jenny McCoy 8-0-2;
Jessie Metzger 8-0-0; Megan Konopnicki 5-0-0; Jessica Davies 4-1-5;
Lindsay Foster 3-0-1; Rachel Joackim 2-0-2; Frankie Brown 0-0-1;
Amanda Boyce 0-0-4; Katie Dobek 0-1-0; Leigh Ann Brown 0-0-1; Totals
30-2-8.0. (Assists) – Amanda Boyce 28. (Dig leaders) – Melissa
Reinders 20; Amanda Boyce 10
BU (11-5, 6-3 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Samara de Freitas 16-0-4;
Lorine Durski 14-3-1; Nicole Castera 10-2-0; Caitlin Shawver 5-0-2;
Maria Romanowski 2-1-1; Romina Powers 2-0-1; Samara Ferreira 2-0-1;
Julie Priester 1-1-0; Lauren Evans 0-2-0; Totals 52-9-7.0. (Assists) –
Maria Romanowski 45. (Dig leaders) – Nicole Castera 10; Lauren Evans
8; Julie Priester 8
Site: Miami Shores, Fla. (Health&Sports Center)
Date: 10/07/2006 Attend: 149 Time: 1:24
Referees: David Greenlee, Harry Gist