GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team used a balanced offensive attack to defeat North Carolina-Greensboro (25-20, 25-18, 25-22) in straight sets at the Spartan Spiketacular on Saturday. Eight different Owls posted at least two kills in the match.
Five FAU players had kills to help the Owls (5-2) build a 15-5 lead in the first set. The Spartans clawed to within four at 24-20, but a Kristi Tekavec kill ended the frame. UNCG led the second set 5-4 when the Owls scored five points in a row to take a 9-5 edge. The Spartans rallied to within two, 15-13. FAU answered with an 8-3 run, eventually winning 25-17 to take a 2-0 lead. Set number three started out with the Owls taking an 11-6 advantage. UNCG tied the score at 13 and there would be eight more ties in the frame, the final one coming at 22. At that point, Abbie Reid and Sigourney Kame posted back-to-back kills and a UNCG attack error ended the match.
- Sigourney Kame had a match-high 14 kills.
- Abbi Reid was the only other Owl with double-digit kills, putting away 11 and hitting .556.
- Ivone Martinez posted 38 assists and nine digs, just missing a double-double.
- Alex Cardona had 12 digs, tying for the most in the match.
FAU Head Coach Fernanda Nelson
“It was a solid team effort. We played really well defensively. I’m really happy with how the girls handled a unique situation, having to deal with a 20-hour bus ride.”
The Owls finish up the Spartan Spiketacular on Sunday when they play Coastal Carolina at 4:30 p.m. A link to live stats will be available at fausports.com.