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2016 FAU Volleyball

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The Florida Atlantic University volleyball kicked of its 2016 season by splitting its two matches at the FAU Invitational on Friday. The Owls swept Bethune Cookman (25-20, 25-19, 25-17) before falling to UNF in five sets (25-23, 23-25, 25-17, 25-12).  Maja Ristic posted 38 kills on the day for Florida Atlantic.
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The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team dropped both of its matches at the FAU Invitational on Saturday. The Owls (1-3) lost to Drake 3-0 in their first match and 3-1 to Northeastern in the nightcap.

The Owls travel to Tampa next weekend for the USF Invitational.
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The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team won both of its matches at the USF Invitational on Friday. The Owls (3-3) defeated Georgetown in four sets (28-26, 25-23, 22-25, 25-22) in their first match before sweeping Stetson (25-9, 25-23, 25-13) in their second match.

The score was tied 26-26 in the first set of match one when Abbi Reid and Kristi Tekavec teamed up on a block, followed by a Hoya attack error that gave the Owls a 1-0 lead. A Reid kill closed out the second set to put FAU up two sets to none. After the Hoyas won the third set, FAU finished on a run in the fourth set to take the match.

The Owls used a 16-2 run to steamroll their way to a 25-9 set one win of match two. Brianne Wojciakowski had a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage (4-0-4) in the frame. Strong serving by Maja Ristic and Ivone Martinez helped FAU build a 15-8 lead in the second set, before the Hatters rallied to tie the score at 23. Back-to-back kills by Sigourney Kame ended the set and put FAU one frame away from victory. Set number three was tied at 11, when the Owls reeled off a 14-2 run to close out the match. Stetson committed six attack errors during the run.  
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FAU volleyball completed an undefeated weekend at the USF Invitational with a four set (25-13, 27-25, 23-25, 25-22) win over Western Carolina on Saturday. FAU improved to 4-3 with the victory.

The serving of Maja Ristic and Genesis Viera helped FAU build a lead early in the first set and the Owls were never seriously threatened in a 25-13 win. The second set was much more competitive, featuring 11 ties and 14 lead changes.

The Owls had a lead early in the third set, but the Lady Catamounts rallied to eventually take the frame and cut FAUís lead in half. Set number four was tight the entire way, with neither side able to build a lead bigger than three points. At the end, a Ristic kill and a WCU attack error concluded the match.
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Despite five players registering double-figure kills, the Florida Atlantic University volleyball team fell to host UCF in four sets (25-17, 23-25, 25-21, 25-23) on day one of the Holiday Inn Orlando East/UCF Classic on Friday. FAU is now 4-4 on the season.
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FAU volleyball lost both of their matches at the Holiday Inn Orlando East/UCF Classic on Saturday.

The Owls (4-6) lost to LSU in four sets (25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 25-19) in their first match before losing to Seattle (25-22, 21-25, 25-23, 12-25, 15-9) in their second match.

Maja Ristic had a match high 19 kills and added 10 digs for her fourth double-double of the season against Seattle.
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Despite a career-high 22 kills from Kristi Tekavec, the Florida Atlantic University volleyball team lost to in-state rival Florida Gulf Coast in five sets (35-33, 21-25, 25-19, 20-25, 19-17) as part of the Owls Classic on Thursday night.

After the Owls tied the match at two sets each with a 25-20 fourth set win. FAU stormed out to a 10-3 lead in the fifth frame, but the Eagles rallied to take the set and the match.

The Owls will continue play at the Owls Classic on Friday when they face Abilene Christian and Tulane at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., respectively.
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Gotta close 'em out ladies - NO MERCY!

And GO LADY OWLS!
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The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team split its two matches at the Owls Classic on Friday, defeating Abilene Christian in four sets (25-11, 26-24, 20-25, 25-14) before losing a five set match to Tulane (22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-22, 15-8).
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The Florida Atlantic University volleyball team was nipped in five sets (11-25, 26-24, 25-19, 22-25, 15-13) by UTRGV in its final match of the Owls Classic on Saturday.
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