Oct. 15, 2004
Junior Iana Andonova recorded her 1000th kill for Florida Atlantic University as the Owls defeated Lipscomb University 3-0 on Friday night at FAU Gym. The middle blocker tied Cayse Kaveny for a match-high 12 kills and now moves into sixth place on FAU's career-kill list.
FAU overpowered the Lady Bisons for a .430 hitting percentage in the match while holding Lipscomb to a .058 hitting percentage. It was the best attacking match for the Owls this season. In game three with FAU leading 8-6 Andonova (Margate, FL) pushed the ball to her left on a quick set in the middle to record her ninth kill of the match and 1000th of her young career. FAU would not trail for the remainder of the game as the team remains perfect in Atlantic Sun play at 14-4, 4-0 A-Sun, while Lipscomb fell to 6-14, 1-4 A-Sun.
The Lady Bisons got off to a quick start in game one taking a 4-1 lead before FAU battled back to tie the game at 15 and took its first lead at 16-15 on a Lipscomb attacking error. The Owls increased the lead to 23-21 before four straight Lady Bisons attacking errors and a Kelly Paiva (Minas Gerais, Brazil) service ace gave Florida Atlantic a 29-21 advantage. A Janelle Sarauw (St. Thomas, V.I.) kill closed out game one 30-22.
Game two was a story of momentum as FAU used a ten-point run behind the serving of Jenn Way (Boca Raton, FL) to take a 17-5 advantage. FAU used smart attacking to hit .522 in the game with only one error in 23 attempts to take the game 30-10.
Seven kills in game three from Kaveny (Cupertino, CA) sealed the 30-23 victory in game three. The senior middle blocker also picked up a match-high five blocks.
Lipscomb was led by outside hitter Ashley Cox's 10 kills and defensively Erin Schremp's eight digs. Her counterpart Makra Condill (Crystal Lake, IL) picked up 11 digs in her 13th straight match with double-digit digs.
Florida Atlantic will face Belmont University in another Atlantic Sun matchup on Saturday at 1 pm. The Bruins enter the weekend undefeated. They face A-Sun power UCF on Friday night before traveling to Boca Raton.