Nov. 4, 2004
ORLANDO - UCF volleyball looks to clinch a spot in the Atlantic Sun tournament for the 13th time in as many years with a pair of conference matches this weekend. The Golden Knights host Florida Atlantic (17-4, 7-0) at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, before traveling to Stetson (7-11, 3-5) on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Tanya Jarvis, a 5-10 senior from Orlando, is three kills shy of reaching 1000 for her career. She is looking to become the Sixth golden Knight to reach that mark and first since the 2002 season. She also is seventh in career attempts with 2362, ninth in digs at 837 and 10th in aces with 102. Last season, Jarvis garnered A-Sun second team honors after ranking second on the club with 381 kills and 263 digs.
Florida Atlantic comes into the match having already clinched a spot in the A-Sun championships beginning on November 19. The Owls are looking to clinch at least a share of the A-Sun championship with a win in the match on Friday. The Owls are currently 17-4 overall and a perfect 7-0 in the league. This will be the 31st meeting between UCF and FAU with the Golden Knights holding a 25-5 advantage in the series. Iana Andonova and Kayse Kaveny lead the Owls, averaging 4.48 and 3.52 kills per game respectively. Andonova, the front-runner for A-Sun player of the year, leads the A-Sun in hitting percentage and kills per game.
Stetson enters the match with a 7-11 overall mark and a 3-5 record in A-Sun play. The Hatters still have hopes for the postseason, but need to win out and would also need some help. The Knights have met the Hatters more than any other opponent. UCF and Stetson will be meeting for the 69th time with the Knights holding a 63-5 lead in the series. Kira Smedley leads the Hatters, averaging 3.76 kills per game. Shevron Price leads the squad in digs, averaging 3.90 per game.
Both matches can be heard live on www.wgkb.com.