Nov. 6, 2004
Florida Atlantic University suffered its only loss in conference play on Saturday night as Jacksonville University handed the Owls a 3-2 loss in the conference finale. FAU will still hold a no. 1 seed heading into the conference tournament. Florida Atlantic falls to 20-5, 9-1 A-Sun, while JU improves to 11-11, 7-2 A-Sun.
The Owls jumped out to early 6-0 leads in the first two games but saw the Dolphins battle back. JU snuck out of game one with a 30-28 win by winning the final two points on a Petya Borisova kill and an FAU attacking error.
In game two, the Dolphins scored the final eight points to break a 22-22 tie and win game two 30-22. Eva Stoilova had three of her nine kills during the run.
FAU took games two and three by identical scores of 30-21 as Cayse Kaveny and Kelly Paiva both posted six kills in separate games. Paiva closed out the match with a match-high 21 kills and added 15 digs for her 14th double-double of the year.
Trading points to a 10-10 tied, game five was decided as Jacksonville took a 13-12 lead and closed out the match on a Joanna Silva kill and an FAU attacking error.
FAU out-hit the Dolphins .197 to .164 but JU recorded 11 more kills and two additional blocks for the team's third consecutive win over FAU.
Krista Klawitter ran the offense for the final three games and tallied 34 assists for the Owls. She found Iana Andonova for 16 kills and Cayse Kaveny finished with 14. Kaveny also recorded five blocks in the match.
The Owls will play two non-conference matches this week. The team will travel to Florida International on Tuesday night before honoring the seniors next Saturday in Boca Raton when the squad hosts Arkansas State in preparation for the Atlantic Sun Tournament November 19-20 in Orlando.