Oct. 9, 2004
Florida Atlantic overcame a 2-1 deficit and extended its winning streak to seven games with a 3-2 (28-30, 30-19, 30-32, 30-19, 15-12) victory over Campbell in volleyball action Saturday evening at Carter Gymnasium.
In the opening game Florida Atlantic (13-2, 3-0) and Campbell (7-10, 2-2) battled to 11 ties and six lead changes early and found themselves tied at 16-16. The Camels broke the tie on an Owls attack error and took the lead for good winning game one 30-28. Alissa Brackeen and Tabitha Turner led CU in the opening frame with five kills each.
In game two FAU jumped out to a 15-9 advantage before a Campbell timeout. Following the break the Owls picked up where they left off and took the second game 30-19. Iana Andonova paced Florida Atlantic in game two with six kills.
The third game was similar to the opening frame with both teams trading points early. Tied 10-10, Campbell reeled off a 10-5 run to take a 20-15 lead. FAU followed with 10-6 streak to cut the Campbell lead to 26-25. The Camels and the Owls finished the game like they started, trading points to a 30-30 tie. CU broke the tie on Brackeen's 16th kill of the contest and took the game and a 2-1 match lead on an Owls' attack error.
In game four the Owls jumped out to a 19-13 lead forcing the Camels to use a timeout. Out of the break, Florida Atlantic went on an 11-6 run to close out the frame and force a final game with a 30-19 win.
The final game was a battle much like games one and three. Florida Atlantic opened the final frame with a 5-1 lead but the Camels tied the score 9-9 with an 8-4 run of their own. The Owls' Andonova gave FAU the lead again and for good with her match-high 21st kill of the night. Florida Atlantic used a .438 attack percentage in game five to take the final frame 15-12.
Offensively, the Owls were led by Andonova, Kelly Paiva and Cayse Kaveny who each recorded double-digit kills with 21, 16 and 15, respectively. Courtenay Kiebert led all setters with 57 assists. Makra Condill controlled the FAU defense with a match-high 30 digs.
FAU returns to FAU Gym to face future Sun Belt Conference opponent Middle Tennessee State on Monday at 4 pm.