Tech Battles Hard but Falls Short to Puerto Rico Piedras 3-0

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Tech Volleyball battled south regional opponent Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras in the non-conference match up at the Clemente Center this
evening falling in straight games; 30-18, 30-16, and 30-24.

Tech started off slow in the beginning of games one and two but battled their way to a respective ending in each game. Game one ended with a 30-18 score
while game two ended as a 30-16 score.

Looking for some redemption, the Panthers came out of the break fired up for game three. Despite going down early, Tech fought their way from an 11 point
deficit to get the game within six but couldn’t continue their rally as they fell 30-24 in the final game.

The Panthers efforts on attack were led by Frankie Brown (Panama City, Fl) with seven to lead the team. Leigh Ann Brown (Winter Park, Fl) contributed five
kills while Jessie Metzger (Oxford, CT) and Jenny McCoy (Titusville, Fl) added four apiece.

Defensively the team was led by Amanda Boyce (Madison, WI) with 11 digs while Melissa Reinders (Orlando, Fl) and Katie Dobek (Sterling, MI) contributed
eight apiece on the night. Boyce recorded a double-double on the night adding 20 assists to go along with her 11 digs.

The Panthers now 2-23 overall on the season continue play on Thursday, October, 19th hosting Florida Gulf Coast in the Clemente Center at 7 pm.

Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Women’s Volleyball
UPR-Rio Piedras vs Florida Tech (10/16/06 at Melbourne, Fl)

UPR-Rio Piedras def. Florida Tech 30-18,30-16,30-24

UPR-Rio Piedras (15-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Marivi Morales 15-0-5;
Dalia Lajara 9-0-1; Sacha Valdes 9-1-1; Nadia Navarro 7-1-3; Vanessa
Lopez 5-0-0; Francis Hernandez 4-0-0; Raiza Acosta 2-0-0; Celian
Ubinas 1-5-1; Betzabe Ayala 1-0-0; Vivianette Soto 0-1-0; Totals
53-8-6.0. (Assists) – Celian Ubinas 30. (Dig leaders) – Sacha Valdes
10; Celian Ubinas 9; Martha Quiles 9

Florida Tech (2-23) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Frankie Brown 7-0-1; Leigh
Ann Brown 5-0-2; Jenny McCoy 4-0-2; Jessie Metzger 4-0-0; Rachael
Joakim 3-1-3; Megan Konopnicki 3-1-0; Brenna Lane 1-0-0; Camille Hines
1-0-0; Katie Dobek 1-0-0; Lisa Cole 1-0-0; Lindsay Foster 0-0-2;
Melissa Reinders 0-2-0; Amanda Boyce 0-0-2; Totals 30-4-6.0. (Assists)
– Amanda Boyce 20. (Dig leaders) – Amanda Boyce 11; Katie Dobek 8;
Melissa Reinders 8

Site: Melbourne, Fl (Clemente Center)
Date: 10/16/06 Attend: 140 Time: 1:30
Referees: Mike Gale, Rick Lindon

Nick Lauletta
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Florida Tech
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