- Staff Reporter
- Photo of libero Morgan Currie courtesy of Donny Crowe
RUSTON – Florida Atlantic held Louisiana Tech to a .102 hitting percentage Friday evening to earn a 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-23) win over the Lady Techsters.
Sigourney Kame led the Owls with 13 kills and finished with a .346 hitting percentage, leading the team to a .303 effort. Jordyn Carswell posted 7 kills and Laura Ehieze added five blocks to lead the Lady Techsters.
“First of all, FAU is a really good team. They have a ton of firepower and that’s why they rank at the top of the conference in a lot of offensive categories,” said LA Tech head coach Amber McCray. “That being said, we also didn’t convert the opportunities we had, and we needed to be more aggressive from the jump.”
The Owls dominated the first set, hitting .342 while holding Tech to a .000 attack percentage. The Lady Techsters led for the first half of the frame before FAU pulled away, scoring 14 of the final 20 points. Kaitlyn Adams led Tech with four kills in the first stanza.
The second set saw FAU jump out to an 8-3 lead and maintain it for the majority of the frame en route to another 25-19 win. Back-to-back blocks from Cailea Gibbs were difference-makers for the Owls in the early run. The Lady Techsters pulled back within one on a kill from Carswell, but FAU scored five of the final six points to win the set.
Despite the deficit, Tech battled in the third set. Though they trailed for most of the frame, the Lady Techsters never quit and took a 20-18 lead on a block from Adams and Ehieze. FAU rebounded with three straight points, however, and took the set 25-23.
“Moving forward, if we play aggressively – like we did in the third set – from the jump, more things will go our way,” said McCray. “The good news is that we have practice first thing tomorrow morning, so we can go out and get better for Sunday’s match.”
Morgan Currie led Tech’s back line with 17 digs (5.67 per set). The Lady Techsters’ also made just one error, a season-best, from the serving line.
Tech will be back in action Sunday when they host North Texas at 1 p.m.
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Article sourced from provided press release.