Steve Roberts Photography | Lady Toppers Take Down Florida Atlantic in C-USA Opener

Lady Toppers Take Down Florida Atlantic in C-USA Opener

October 03, 2016

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Career nights by Alyssa Cavanaugh and Rachel Anderson propelled the Lady Toppers to a Conference USA victory over Florida Atlantic on Friday evening from the E.A. Diddle Arena. No. 25-ranked WKU defeated the Florida Atlantic Owls in four sets for its 39th-consecutive home conference win.

"It's always good to get that first win," head coach Travis Hudson stated. "I talk about Florida Atlantic a lot; they're a team that I have a lot of respect for because they compete hard. Their [Florida Atlantic] record is really deceiving of who they are, they've had some tough luck. They showed their competitiveness tonight."

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky defensive specialist Kaelin Grimes (17)  with the dig during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Amara Listenbee (11) and Western Kentucky right side hitter Sydney Engle (16) with the block during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky outside hitter Alyssa Cavanaugh (7) with the kill during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky middle hitter Rachel Anderson (4) with the score during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky outside hitter Alyssa Cavanaugh (7) drills the ball during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky setter Jessica Lucas (1) takes a peak around the Florida Atlantic during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky head coach Travis Hudson talks with the team during a time out during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky defensive specialist Kaelin Grimes (17) makes the save during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky right side hitter Sydney Engle (16) gets the dig during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)

 

September 23, 2016 Western Kentucky celebrate after the win during a volleyball match between the Florida Atlantic Owls vs the WKU Hilltoppers at E. A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green Kentucky.  (Photos by Steve Roberts/WKU Athletics)