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2014 FAU Volleyball Schedule
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The Owls split on Friday, sweeping Bethune 3-0 in their season opener before losing a tough fought five set match 2-3 to McNeese State in the nightcap.

FAU (1-1) led 2-0 after the first two sets in match two. Kristi Tekavec registered a team high 11 kills in the loss.

The team will be back in action tomorrow at 3:00 PM against in state opponent Stetson.

 
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FAU (2-1) downed Stetson 3-1 on Saturday to take their Invitational Tournament.

The squad used a 25-13 win in set four to seal the deal. Katarina Stepanovic and Liene Mellupe had 12 kills each for the Owls in the victory.

The Team will next travel to Jacksonville for tournament play, embarking on two day, four match schedule which begins Friday, September 5th at 10:00 AM against Coastal Carolina.

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FAU split on Friday during day one of tournament play in Jacksonville…release via SID Justin Johnson:

The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team split its two matches at Day One of the Jacksonville Marriott Classic.

The Owls (3-2) lost to Coastal Carolina (21-25, 25-16, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13) in their first match of the day. The first set was a back and forth affair that featured 10 ties and five lead changes. The final tie came at 18-18 before FAU went on a 7-3 run, capped off by a Brittney Brown kill to take the set.

CCU got out to an early lead in the second set and the Owls were unable to catch up, falling 25-16. In the third set, the Owls held an early lead, but could not hold off a CCU rally and lost the set 25-19, giving the Chanticleers a two sets to one lead.

 FAU had a three-point lead early in the fourth set, but the Chanticleers rallied to level the score at 15.  The score was tied again, this time at 17, when the Owls had their second set-ending run of the day, scoring eight of the final 11 points to win the set 25-20 and tie the match at two sets each.
          
The fifth set, much like the first, was close the entire way. The Owls were able to stave off CCUís first match point, but couldnít repeat the feat, losing the set 15-13. Brittany Brown had a match high 19 kills.   
FAU swept North Florida (25-23, 25-22, 25-21) in its second match of the day. The Owls fell into an early hole in the first set, but rallied to tie the score and eventually take the lead. UNF did not go quietly and led fought back to knot the score at 23. However, Brittany Brown had a kill and teamed with Genesis Viera on a block to preserve the victory for FAU.

The Owls had to come from behind once again in the second set, aided by Kristina Rankovicís five kills, to earn a 25-22 win and take a two sets to none lead. Set number three was even for the early going until an 11-4 FAU run put the Owls up 19-12. The Ospreys trimmed the margin to as little as a point before a final surge clinched the match for FAU. Rankovic ended the match with 13 kills to lead all players.

The Owls will continue action at the Jacksonville Classic on Saturday when they face Jacksonville and Bethune-Cookman.
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FAU volleyball took two matches on Saturday to improve to 5-2 overall…release via SID Justin Johnson:

The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team swept its two matches at Day Two of the Jacksonville Marriott Classic.

The Owls (5-2) swept Jacksonville (25-22, 25-15, 25-15) in their first match on Saturday. Liene Mellupe served FAU out to a 5-0 lead in the first set. A JU rally put the Dolphins ahead 22-21 late in the frame, before the Owls took the final four points to win the set.

In the second set, Mellupeís serving, combined with that of Genesis Viera and Brianne Wojciakowski gave the Owls another early advantage. This time, FAU was able to maintain control throughout and won the set by double digits.

Set number three didnít begin as easily for the Owls, as JU stayed close in the early going. FAUís lead was just two points, at 8-6, when it on a 5-1 run to seize control of the set on its way to completing the sweep. Wojciakowski had a team high 12 kills, while Kristi Tekavec added 10. Viera narrowly missed a double-double with 36 assists and nine digs.

FAU also defeated Bethune-Cookman in straight sets (25-13, 25-12, 25-11). The Owls outhit the Wildcats .483 to .069 in the win. Kristi Tekavec led all players with 13 kills, while Michele Swope posted 12.

The Owls will next travel to New Orleans for next weekendís Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic.
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The volleyball team split on Friday in New Orleans.

The Owls lost to Howard 3-2 (17-25, 25-19, 25-12, 19-25, 9-15) in the early match before defeating Southeastern Louisiana 3-1 (25-14, 25-23, 23-25, 25-16) later in the afternoon.

FAU (6-3) saw 27 kills each on the day for both Brittney Brown, and Kristina Rankovic.

Florida Atlantic will conclude tournament play tomorrow when they face host Tulane at 8:00 PM.

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Owls stay in the win column with a clean sweep over Tulane on Saturday…game release via SID Justin Johnson:

The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team concluded action at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic with a sweep of Tulane (25-19, 25-16, 25-18) on Saturday.

Strong serving by Liene Mellupe and Nicole Unger gave the Owls (7-3) a 10-2 lead in the first set, and the lead never fell below three points the rest of the way, as FAU won the set 25-19. Set number two began with more strong serving by the Owls and they built an 11-4 lead.  Once again, the lead remained at least three points the remainder of the set.

Unlike the first two sets, the third set was close in the early going. The score was level at 7 before the Owls scored four of the next five points to gain control of the set. The lead grew to as large as eight and FAU eventually clinched the match with a 25-18 victory.

Brittany Brown and Kristina Rankovic were named to the all-tournament team.
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Florida Atlantic volleyball faced off on the road last night, taking on rival Florida International in Miami.

Thanks to a 3-1 win, the Owls (8-3, 1-0) were able to both pull even in the all time series at 26 games each, and notch a league opening victory for the first time since the 2009 season.

It was also the first time in 10 seasons since they had won at Golden Panther arena.

Florida International drops to 3-8, 0-1 with the loss.

FAU will next travels to the west side of the Sunshine State for three matches in the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament. They will face Alabama State at 3:00 PM on Friday in the opener.
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Rick said

Florida Atlantic volleyball faced off on the road last night, taking on rival Florida International in Miami.

Thanks to a 3-1 win, the Owls (8-3, 1-0) were able to both pull even in the all time series at 26 games each, and notch a league opening victory for the first time since the 2009 season.

It was also the first time in 10 seasons since they had won at Golden Panther arena.

Florida International drops to 3-8, 0-1 with the loss.

FAU will next travels to the west side of the Sunshine State for three matches in the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament. They will face Alabama State at 3:00 PM on Friday in the opener.
Posted On: Sep 18th 2014, 7:54 AM #335022

Always great to be the Kitties at ANYTHING! Congrats ladies, go over to FGCU and win ladies, win! Go Owls!
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The Owls had a scheduling change on Friday, however lost to UMKC 1-3 in their opener at the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament.

FAU (8-4, 1-0) won the first set 25-17 before dropping the next three in close and consecutive fashion (23-25, 22-25, 20-25).

The Kangaroos (7-4) were outpaced by Florida Atlantic in attack percentage for the match, but turned up the heat for the final two sets, including a 36.1% effort in the final frame.

Brittney Brown and Katarina Stepanovic each posted 11 kills for the Owls on the day.

The team will hit the floor for a pair of contests on Saturday, taking on Alabama State in the morning at 9:30 AM before later facing the host Eagles in the evening at 7:30 PM.
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