Nov. 4, 2004
ORLANDO - Tanya Jarvis recorded her 1000th career kill, but it was not enough as UCF (8-11, 5-3) fell 3-1 (28-30, 30-28, 30-21, 30-27) to Florida Atlantic (18-4, 8-0) in Atlantic Sun volleyball action on Friday night.
The Golden Knights jumped out to a huge lead early in game one taking a 10-4 lead behind a 6-0 run. The Knights would extend their lead to 18-9 before FAU mounted a run. As the Owls were chipping away at the UCF lead, Tanya Jarvis (Orlando/Bishop Moore) recorded her 1000th kill at to make the score 24-17. The Knights would go on to build a 29-21 lead before FAU was able to hold off seven game points. UCF eventually put game one away with a kill from Schanell Neiderworder.
Game two was tight throughout and featured six ties. The Owls pounded home 18 kills en route to a 30-28 win to even the match at one game apiece. In the third game, FAU pulled away early and coasted to a 30-21 win to go up two games to one. UCF took the early lead at 10-7, which would be the largest lead in the final game. With the Knights up 23-21, FAU went on a 5-0 run to take a 26-23 lead. UCF then went on a 3-0 run to tie the match. FAU responded with a 3-0 run of their own, giving the visitors three match points. UCF was able to fend off two of them before falling 30-27 in the final game.
Four Owls reached double figures in kills, led by Iana Andonova's match-high 23. Casey Kaveny added 19 while five Owls recorded double digits in digs as well.
Tanya Jarvis finished the match with eight kills and added nine digs. Schanell Neiderworder led the Knights with 14 kills while Amanda Stoutjesdyk added 13. Katie Kohnen recorded 33 digs, the second best single match total in school history. She became only the second Knight to pass 30 digs in a match with her effort.
The Knights will be in action again tomorrow when they travel to DeLand, Fla., to take on conference rival Stetson at 2:00 p.m. in the Edmunds Center.