March 30, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL - The Florida Atlantic volleyball team lost a dual match to the University of North Florida 4-1 on Friday.
UNF earned the first point of the match when the squad's No. 4 pair of Nicole Baran and Alison Shirley posted a straight set 2-0 (21-12, 21-9) victory. The Owls answered with their only point of the match claiming a win at the No. 5 spot. Cintia Nightingale and Thacilli Pereira edged the UNF pair of Marija Pantovic and Kelsey Smith in two sets (21-18, 21-17).
The Ospreys grabbed wins at tandems No. 1-3 to secure the dual match victory. UNF No. 2 posted a 2-0 (21-16, 21-7) sweep as did the Ospreys' No. 3 pairing (21-7, 21-13).
The match closed with the No. 1 pairs treating fans to a thrilling three-set contest. FAU took the first set 21-19 before UNF answered with a 21-12 win in set two. UNF completed the comeback rally winning set three, 15-12.
The Owls will remain in Jacksonville to play in the North Florida Tournament this weekend.