MELBOURNE, Fla. (volleyball) – Tech went up against the 10th ranked Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast and lost in straight games this evening in the Clemente
Center; the games scores were 30-17, 30-20, and 30-19.
Early in game one the Eagles jumped out early leading by three points; 6-3. Only then did the Eagles go on a run to increase their lead to eight and
eventually took the game 30-17.
Game two looked like a repeat of the first with the Panthers struggling against the Eagles attack. The Eagles were up by 10 points 22-12 and were looking
to put the Panthers away; the Panthers dug in and fought back ending game two with a final score of 30-20.
With some fight still left in them, the Panthers came out in game three firing away at the Eagles. Cutting into the small lead held by the Eagles, the
Panthers rallied past points seven and eight to take the lead at nine. Tech rallied and led by six points but it wasn’t enough to hold off the Eagles as
they fought all the way back to take game three and the match 30-19.
At attack on the evening the Panthers were led by senior middle hitter Jenny McCoy (Titusville, Fla.) with nine kills hitting .533 on the night. Junior
middle blocker Leigh Ann Brown (Winter Park, Fla.) came behind McCoy with seven kills while senior outside hitter Megan Konopnicki (Plano, TX) tallied six
Defensively, Melissa Reinders (Orlando, Fla.) had the match high with 20 digs on the night. Konopnicki recorded seven digs while Katie Dobek (Sterling, MI)
and Brenna Lane (Dade City, Fla.) dug five apiece.
Freshman, Camille Hines (Lakeland, Fla.) stepped in nicely for the Panthers as she set up her teammates for 26 assists on the night after Amanda Boyce
(Madison, WI) came out due to injury.
The Panthers now 2-24 host rival Rollins College on Friday, October 20th, at 7:00 pm in the Clemente Center.
Short Box Score (Match)
2006 Florida Tech Women’s Volleyball
#10 Florida Gulf Coast vs Florida Tech (10/19/06 at Melbourne, FL)
Florida Gulf Coast def. Florida Tech 30-17,30-20,30-19
Florida Gulf Coast (23-2) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Youngquist, Brooke
16-1-0; Fonseca, Ericka 11-2-4; Van Olst, Heather 7-0-2; Gomes,
Patricia 2-0-0; Ziegler, Cara 1-0-0; Yance, Ashley 1-0-0; Ginest,
Chandra 1-0-2; Tomyn, Carrie 0-4-0; Totals 39-7-4.0. (Assists) –
Ginest, Chandra 30. (Dig leaders) – Hendry, Whitney 16; Van Olst,
Heather 11; Youngquist, Brooke 9
Florida Tech (2-24) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Jenny McCoy 9-0-0; Leigh Ann
Brown 7-0-1; Megan Konopnicki 6-0-0; Rachael Joakim 5-0-0; Jessie
Metzger 4-0-0; Melissa Reinders 3-2-0; Frankie Brown 2-0-0; Amanda
Boyce 1-0-0; Lindsay Foster 1-1-0; Totals 38-3-1.0. (Assists) –
Camille Hines 26. (Dig leaders) – Melissa Reinders 20; Megan
Site: Melbourne, FL (Clemente Center)
Date: 10/19/06 Attend: 110 Time: 1:30
Referees: Mark Mills, Jennifer Gale
Assistant Sports Information Director