Volleyball Returns to Action on Friday
Thursday, August 31, 2006
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team looks to end a brief two-game skid when they face Lynn on Friday night at Alico Arena. After opening the season with a pair of 3-0 wins, FGCU dropped a pair of matches on Saturday to #3 Truman State and fourth ranked Concordia-St. Paul. Sophomore setter Chandra Ginest is off to a tremendous start, setting a new school-record for assists in a match with 74 against Truman State. With Ginest running the offense, the Eagles are hitting .278 as a team while averaging 16.6 kills per game. Ginest has 220 assists and is averaging 13.75 assists per game thus far. Brooke Youngquist is also off to a hot start for the 2006 season. In the first match of the Nova Southeastern Shark Classic, Youngquist recorded her second career match, and third in school history, with at least 20 kills and 20 digs. Youngquist led the Eagles to a 3-0 sweep of Central Oklahoma with 20 kills and 22 digs in the match. The 5-9 junior from Ft. Myers is averaging 3.81 kills per game and 4.06 digs per game, second best on the squad in both categories. This will be the opener for Lynn as the Knights had a pair of matched postponed due to Tropical Storm Ernesto. This will be the fourth time the two schools have met, with FGCU holding a 3-0 advantage in the series. The Knights finished 10-13 last season and return six letterwinners and two starters from last year’s team. The Eagles will return to action on Sunday when they travel to Winter Park, Fla., to face Rollins at 4:00 pm.