Oct. 11, 2004
After dropping game one of Monday's volleyball match at FAU Gym, Middle Tennessee State University rallied to win the next three games and take a 26-30, 30-24, 30-17, 30-25 victory over Florida Atlantic University. The Blue Raiders used 11 blocks to defeat their future Sun Belt Conference opponents and improve to 10-8, while FAU falls to 13-3.
The teams teamed looked evenly matched in game one until FAU rallied from a two-point deficit behind the serving of Makra Condill (Crystal Lake, IL). Condill served six straight points as the FAU offense caused multiple problems for MTSU before a kill by KeKe Deckard ended the run at 20-16. Middle Tennessee (10-8) would pull to within two at 18-20 but two FAU kills and a block by Iana Andonova (Margate, FL) and Krista Klawitter (Bowmanville, Canada) ended the threat. Cayse Kaveny (Cupertino, CA) closed out the game with one of her 13 kills on the night.
FAU (13-3) jumped up 5-0 early on the Blue Raiders before they fought back to tie the game at seven on a block by KeKe Deckard and Quanshell Scott. The two combined on the next play to shut down the FAU offense again to take the lead for good. Scott finished the match with a game-high six blocks.
The Blue Raiders' defense stifled the FAU offense in the third game as the Owls only hit .043 compared to MTSU's .424. Dara McLean added six of her match-high 21 kills in the game while libero Alicia Lemau'u picked up eight of her 18 digs in game three.
With the game tied at 18 in game four, an FAU service error gave Middle Tennessee the opening it needed and two attacking errors broke open the lead to three points as Middle Tennessee won its seventh-straight match and ended FAU's seven-match winning streak.
Libero Makra Condill led all defensive players with 24 digs.
FAU heads to Coral Gables on Tuesday night to face the University of Miami at 7 pm at the Knights Sports Complex.