Melbourne, Fla. (September 22, 2007) – The Saint Leo University volleyball team (13-4, 1-1 SSC) evened its conference record with a 3-1 win over Florida Tech in Melbourne, Fla. on Saturday. The Lions won their first conference match of the season with game scores of 30-25, 18-30, 34-32 and 30-25.
Sophomore setter Michelle Nogueras (Cayey, Puerto Rico) led the Lions to the win, as she was just one kill shy of her second triple-double of the season. Nogueras had 36 assists, 14 digs and nine kills in the match, as Saint Leo bounced back from a five-game loss to Rollins in its SSC opener on Friday.
Chelsea Armer (So., San Jose, Calif.) added 13 kills and Kim Nuckols (Fr., Upperville, Va.) had 12 kills. Both Armer and Nuckols finished with double-doubles, as they totaled 16 digs and 13 digs, respectively. SLU freshman middle blocker Kaitlin McKenna (Farmington Hills, Mich.) totaled 14 kills and hit .636.
The Lions got off to a fast start by taking game one 30-25, but Florida Tech battled back to even the match with a 30-18 win in game two. Game three went down to the wire, as the Lions erased a four-point deficit late in the game and eventually won 34-32. Saint Leo led by as many as seven points in game four, before closing out the match with a 30-25 win.
The Lions will be at home on Tuesday night to host No. 9 Florida Southern College in a Sunshine State Conference match at 7:00 p.m.