Volleyball Picks up First SSC Win

Romina Powers recorded a career-best 15 kills and a blistering .478 hitting percentage on 23 attempts to help lead Barry to a 3-1 win at home. Photo by: JC Ridley
MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – Camilla Pagnan recorded 37 kills for the second straight week to help the Barry University volleyball team (7-10, 1-2 SSC) snap a three-match losing streak on Friday night. The Buccaneers earned a 3-1 Sunshine State Conference win over the Florida Tech Panthers at the Health & Sports Center by game scores of 17-30, 30-25, 34-32, and 30-27.
Barry came out flat in the first game and Florida Tech exploited every weakness to start the match. The Buccaneers actually opened with a 2-0 lead, but the Panthers went on a 10-2 scoring run to take the lead and continued to the 30-17 win.
Despite a one-game advantage, the Panthers slipped in the second set and allowed Barry back in the match. Pagan paced the Buccaneers with 15 kills in the second game to even the match at one game apiece.
After battling for a 34-32 win in game three, the Buccaneers used a balanced offensive attack in game four to win 30-27. Pagnan, Romina Powers, and Stefanie Sveiven each recorded seven, six and four kills respectively in the final game to help Barry to their first SSC win of the season.
For the third time this season and second straight week, Pagan recorded 37 kills to lead all attackers. She also added 18 digs for the double-double. Romina Powers posted a career night with a .478 attack percentage and 15 kills. Sveiven added 13 kills, while Caitlin Shawver added 11. Maria Romanowski dished out 67 assists and Lauren Evans added 25 digs.
Sacha Gumbs led the Panthers with 15 kills and hit .263 in the match, while Frankie Brown followed with 14 kills. Mayne Pegorari (13 kills, 12 digs) and Marcela Vasconcelos (46 assists, 16 digs) added double-double performances.
The Buccaneers will return to action on Saturday, Sept 29 hosting Rollins in conference play at 2 pm at the Health & Sport Center.
Barry def. Florida Tech 17-30, 30-25, 34-32, 30-27
Florida Tech (12-6, 0-6 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Sacha Gumbs 15-2-3; Frankie Brown 14-0-0; Mayne Pegorari 13-1-2; Marcela Vasconcelos 7-0-1; Leigh Ann Brown 6-0-1; Whitney Roberts 3-0-2; Amanda Boyce 2-3-2; Amy O'Brien 0-1-0; Totals 60-7-7.0. (Assists) - Marcela Vasconcelos 46. (Dig leaders) - Amy O'Brien 17; Marcela Vasconcelos 16; Amanda Boyce 15; Mayne Pegorari 12
Barry (7-10, 1-2 SSC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Camilla Pagnan 37-0-2; Romina Powers 15-0-3; Stefanie Sveiven 13-0-1; Caitlin Shawver 11-1-1; Meisje-Sable Burton 2-0-5; Maria Romanowski 1-2-3; Totals 79-3-9.0. (Assists) - Maria Romanowski 67. (Dig leaders) - Lauren Evans 25; Camilla Pagnan 18; Maria Romanowski 11; Amie Manke 8
Site: Miami Shores, Fla. (Health&Sport Center)
Date: 09/28/2007     Attend: 211   Time: 2:19   
Referees: Charlie Purkisar, Steven Dalton

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