Owls Sacked by Trojans
Jelena Jovanovic had 36 assists and 12 digs on Saturday.


Jelena Jovanovic had 36 assists and 12 digs on Saturday.

Sept. 29, 2012

Box Score

TROY, AL - Jelena Jovanovic had 36 assists and 12 digs for her fifth double-double of the season, but the Florida Atlantic volleyball team lost to Troy in straight sets (25-16, 25-22, 25-22) on Saturday.

The Owls (4-10, 0-4 Sun Belt) were outhit in the first set .485 to .188 as the Trojans only committed one attack error on their way to a 25-16 victory.

Set number two was a hotly contested affair that featured 14 ties. The final tie came at 20-20 when Troy (12-7, 3-1) took the next three points to grab a 23-20 lead. Back-to-back kills by Chandler Hatton and Alessia Pizzocheri pulled the Owls back to within one, but back-to-back kills by Breanna Cullity sent FAU to the intermission down two sets to none.

The third set began was deadlocked at 7-7 when Troy went on a run and had a four point lead on four separate occasions. However, the Owls kept fighting and were able to tie the score two more times, at 22-22. The Trojans took the next three points to take the set and match.

FAU returns home to Boca Raton for another three-match homestand. This one begins on Wednesday, October 3 when they host rival FIU. Match time is set for 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 1-866-FAU-OWLS or by visiting www.fausports.com.

 

 

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