MELBOURNE, FLA. (volleyball) – The Panthers hosted the Nova Southeastern Sharks at the Clemente Center and lost in three games; the game scores were 30-20,
30-17, and 30-21. Tech is still searching for their first win in the conference as they travel to Florida Southern next for their last away match on the
Game one showed the Panthers trying to rally back being down early but could only charge back within ten points to finish the game 30-20. Game two showed
the Panthers taking charge early as they led serving for their 12th point. The Panthers looked like they would take game two but eventually the Sharks
rallied back taking game two 30-17.
Game three was a challenge for the Panthers as they repeatedly tried to rally back from the early deficit. Tech eventually rallied within three points but
the Sharks were too much as they rallied to a nine point lead and took game three 30-21.
Match highs for the Panthers came from senior Jenny McCoy (Titusville, Fla.) with 8 kills while fellow senior teammate Megan Konopnicki (Plano, Tex.)
contributed 6 kills on the match. Outside hitter Frankie Brown (Panama City, Fla.) and middle blocker Lindsay Foster (Titusville, Fla.) each contributed 5
kills a piece.
Defensively the Panthers were led by Melissa Reinders (Orlando, Fla.) with 12 digs on the night. Konopnicki had a total of 8 digs while Amanda Boyce
(Madison, WI) totaled 7 digs. Boyce also contributed to the team with a team high of 18 assists.
The Panthers are still battling out the storm as the season comes to a close. Tech record is now 2-27 overall and 0-13 in the SSC They next will travel to
Florida Southern to take on the Mocs on Saturday, October 28th at 7 pm.
Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Volleyall
Nova Southeastern vs Florida Tech (10/27/06 at Melbourne, Fla)
Nova Southeastern def. Florida Tech 30-20,30-17,30-21
Nova Southeastern (11-17, 3-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Karla Ortiz
14-1-3; Melinda Gorman 14-1-2; Kaitlyn McNeil 6-0-4; Christina Chubb
6-0-1; Emily Carle 5-3-4; Megan Johanson 2-2-1; Andrea Irarrazabal
2-0-1; Itza Miranda 1-4-0; Totals 50-11-9.0. (Assists) – Megan
Johanson 41. (Dig leaders) – Itza Miranda 13; Melinda Gorman 12
Florida Tech (2-27, 0-13) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Jenny McCoy 8-0-2;
Megan Konopnicki 6-0-0; Lindsay Foster 5-0-0; Frankie Brown 5-0-1;
Leigh Ann Brown 3-0-0; Melissa Reinders 2-0-0; Jessie Metzger 2-0-0;
Amanda Boyce 1-1-0; Rachael Joakim 1-0-0; Totals 33-1-3.0. (Assists) –
Amanda Boyce 18. (Dig leaders) – Melissa Reinders 12; Megan Konopnicki 8
Site: Melbourne, Fla (Clemente Center)
Date: 10/27/06 Attend: 115 Time: 1:30
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