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Volleyball Winning Streak Snapped at Georgia State
November 03, 2004
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Nov. 4, 2004

ATLANTA, GA - The UCF volleyball team dropped its first Atlantic Sun Conference match in over a year with a 3-0 loss at Georgia State. UCF falls to 7-9 overall and 5-1 in the conference while Georgia State improves to 9-13 overall and 5-1 in the league.

After UCF took an early 3-1 lead, Georgia State went on a 5-0 run to take a 6-3 lead. The Knights would battle back to take a 9-8 lead, however, a 6-1 run by the Lady Panthers gave GSU a 14-10 lead and never trail in the game again. Amanda Stoutjesdyk led the Knights with five kills in game one while Chaz Arah added four kills. Georgia State's Alex Blench hit .600 while recording six kills in the opening game. Georgia State took game one 30-25.

UCF jumped out to a 7-4 lead early in game two, but Georgia State took control of the second game with a 10-4 spurt. UCF committed eight errors during the run. The Lady Panthers later went on a 7-0 run to take game two 30-17. Georgia State raced to a 9-1 lead early in game three and never looked back. Arah recorded three kills and hit .750 in the third game while recording three blocks.

Alex Blench recorded a match-high 16 kills for Georgia State while Carol Mattos added 11 for the hosts. The Lady Panthers hit .284 as a team in the match.

Chaz Arah led the Golden Knights with eight kills and added four blocks. Amanda Stoutjesdyk and Schanell Neiderworder recorded six kills apiece for UCF. Katie Kohnen led UCF with 14 digs in the match.

The loss snapped a pair of impressive streaks for the Golden Knights. UCF had previously won 21 straight road matches in league play while also knocking off the last 21 league foes the Knights had faced.

The Knights will be in action again tomorrow afternoon when they travel to Macon, Ga., to face Mercer at 1:00 p.m.

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