Oct. 1, 2013
BOCA RATON, Fla. - The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team swept Stetson (25-12, 25-17, 25-15) on Tuesday night.
The Owls (9-6) got out to an 11-3 lead early in the first set on their way to a 25-12 victory. Kristi Tekavec had six kills during the frame. The second set was much more competitive in the early going, featuring five ties and two lead changes. A Hatter kill cut the Owls' lead to 10-9 before FAU went on a 9-2 run to take a 19-11 lead. Stetson (13-6) cut the lead to four, but wouldn't get any closer, eventually losing 25-17. Erika Brown had four kills in the set.
After a sluggish start to the third set, the Owls unleashed a 12-3 run to seize control of the match. A Jennifer St. Sume kill completed the sweep. Kristi Tekavec finished with a team-high 10 kills. Katarina Stepanovic had 4.5 blocks on the night to lead the team as FAU outblocked Stetson 15-3.
The Owls will resume Conference USA play this weekend when they travel to UTEP and UTSA on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Links to live stats and live video for both matches will be available at www.fausports.com.