Nov. 3, 2012
MIAMI, FL - Senior libero Cintia Nightingale became Florida Atlantic University's career digs leader, but the Owls lost to rival FIU in three sets (25-9, 25-22, 25-20) on Saturday.
Nightingale's 11 digs give her 1,386 for her career, just ahead of former leader Makra Condill. A 10-1 Panther (8-17, 5-8 Sun Belt) run was the key to a 25-9 win in the first set.
FAU (6-18, 1-12) was able to quickly shake off the first set and held a six-point lead on three separate occasions in the second set, including an 18-12 advantage. From that point, FIU outscored the Owls 13-4 down the stretch to take a two sets to none lead.
The third set was the most tightly contested one of the match. It featured seven ties, with the final one coming at 13-13. The Panthers took a three point lead at 21-18. FAU was able to come back within one, 21-20. However, FIU went on a 4-0 run to end the set and the match.
FAU will return home for the final weekend of the regular season to host South Alabama and Troy. The Owls will host South Alabama on Friday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 1-866-FAU-OWLS.