WINTER PARK, Fla.-In day one at the South Region Challenge Florida Tech (7-16) shut down the Eagles of Carson Newman (12-11) in three sets. The game scores
were 30-20, 30-27 and 30-27. The Panthers were not able to pull off a repeat performance and fell to the Pacers of USC-Aiken (11-9) in three sets 30-13,
Senior middle hitter Kelly Currin (Waynesville, Ohio) was the only solid Panther in both matches hitting a remarkable .511 and chipping in 28 kills, three
digs and ten blocks.
Tech’s win over Carson Newman had three Panthers digging in the double figures. Currin hit her season best at .636 with 14 kills and no errors and also
notched her season best with seven blocks. Sophomore setter Amanda Boyce (Madison, Wis.) added 13 digs and 24 assists. While, senior outside hitter Jenny
Hart (Clermont, Fla.) led her team with 14 digs and tallied six blocks and seven kills. Senior setter (Columbus, Neb.) pitched in 11 digs and 13 assists.
Both setters garnished double-doubles for the match.
Tech covered the wall well with five block solos and 26 block assists. Junior middle hitter Jenny McCoy was also stellar at the net with seven blocks. This
proved to be McCoy’s career high.
In game two against the Pacers, senior Libero Jenny Hart notched 15 digs while fellow senior setter Natasha Bender (Columbus, Neb.) added 15 assists.
The Panthers face Francis Marion at 11:00 a.m. in the final day of the challenge hosted by Rollins. Tech will also host Armstrong Atlantic at 7:00 p.m. at
the BCC Gym for a full day of NCAA DII South Region volleyball action.