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.
Turner, Brackeen and Brittany Rusin paced Campbell with 20, 18 and 12 kills respectively. CU setter Sarah Dillon finished the match with a career-high 54 assist. Despite the loss, Campbell finished the match with 10 total blocks, four more then its opponent.
FAU returns to FAU Gym to face future Sun Belt Conference opponent Middle Tennessee State on Monday at 4 pm.
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