Florida Tech Volleyball Loses To Embry Riddle Eagles In Four Sets
By Florida Tech // September 19, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech (5-2) competed hard but fell in its first true road test on Friday against provisional Sunshine State Conference member Embry Riddle (8-0).
The Panthers’ were unable to contain the talented Eagles as FIT succumbed to Embry Riddle with set scores of (14-25, 17-25, 25-21, 23-25).
Junior Jenna Schaffer led all Panthers with 10 kills, but the Florida Tech freshmen were the ones on display in this match. Freshman Olivia Herseyregistered nine kills, Abigael Brenke recorded eight kills and Kiersten Rosa dished out 22 assists in the loss to the Eagles. Senior Kim Juriga notched eight kills and classmate Ashtin Truesdale added 18 assists. Sophomore liberoBecca Bower was active for the Panthers, tallying a team-high 21 digs.
Leading the Eagles was Evelina Abdurakhmanova with a match-high 15 kills and Ana Pajic, who added 14 kills. Tamires Ferreira distributed 37 assists in addition to 17 digs in the contest.
The Panthers have a quick turnaround as they host Rollins Saturday in the Panthers’ SSC home opener at 4 p.m. ET at the Clemente Center. Rollins (1-5) has dropped its last five contests, most recently losing to Ohio Dominican and Lewis on Sept. 11 at the Lewis University Flyer Festival in Romeoville, Illinois.
Live video and stats will be available for the Panthers’ conference matchup with the Tars at FloridaTechSports.com/live.