Panthers Dominate In First Home Volleyball Match

By  //  September 12, 2012

Palm Beach Atlantic Next Opponent

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Playing at home for the first time this season, Florida Tech defeated Webber International 3-1 (26-24, 24-26, 25-19, 25-12) in front of a lively crowd at the Clemente Center on Tuesday night.

Freshman Kim Juriga led Florida Tech with 11 kills in a volleyball win over Webber International on Tuesday in Melbourne. (Image courtesy of Florida Tech)

The Panthers (8-1) have now won seven straight matches, while the Lady Warriors drop to 4-3 on the season.

“We didn’t play to our potential tonight,” head coach Amy O’Brien said. “We struggled on serve-receive and blocking, but once we built up our confidence, the team gelled. We have a lot of work to do. It wasn’t the best game we’ve played, however, we’ll learn from it and prepare for a tough match next week.”

A pair of freshmen totaled double figures in kills with Kim Juriga’s 11 leading the way. Juriga did not commit a single attack error and finished the match with a .524 hitting percentage.

Marilyn Dick recorded 10 kills with only one error for a .529 hitting percentage. As a team, Florida Tech hit .269 compared to Webber International’s .077.

Alexis Mastela also did not commit a single error as she hammered down six kills with 40 assists. Angie Lassman, the reigning two-time Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week presented by VALIC, had a game-high 16 digs. Kaitlin Brennan rejected six potential kills, all six were block assists.

The Panthers return to action Sept. 18 when they host Palm Beach Atlantic at 7 p.m. at the Clemente Center.