Volleyball: Owls Outlast Denver in Four
The Owls fell behind 10-5 early in set one, but rallied to tie the score at 12. The teams went back and forth for the next several points and were tied again at 22. Georgia Robinson stepped up and had a solo block and a kill to help FAU take the set 25-23.
In the second set, the Owls once again trailed, this time by the score of 13-10 before leveling the score at 14. Both teams had set points, but neither could capitalize on their opportunities. The 14th tie of the set came at 27, before back-to-back Pioneer kills evened the match at one set each.
The tide of the match shifted permanently in the third set when FAU used a 13-4 run to take a 2-1 lead in the match. Five different Owls had kills during the rally and Cintia Nightingale served the last six points of the set. Joanne Marras Tate assisted on 14 of the 16 FAU kills in the set.
FAU was in control from the outset of the fourth set, building a 14-4 lead. DU never got closer than five points the rest of the set and seniors Anne Vaughan and Kristyna Dzmuranova combined for the match winning block. Christina Wallinger (14), Dzmuranova (13), Robinson (12) and Vaughan (12) all had double-digit kills on the night. Marras Tate ended up with a season-high 48 assists in the match.
The Owls will wrap up their four-match homestand on Tuesday when they host in-state rival Stetson at 6:30 p.m.
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