Volleyball Looks to Match School Record with 16th Straight Win
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The 13th ranked Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team looks to tie a school record with their 16th straight win on Tuesday night. Standing in the way is 11-5 Barry, who has won four straight matches.
The Eagles 15-match winning streak is the second longest in school history and currently the fourth longest in NCAA Division II. Last season, FGCU won 16 straight from September 11-November 11. During the current streak, FGCU has lost only three games and won 38 straight at one point, the fourth longest streak in NCAA Division II history. The Eagles have spent a majority of the streak away from Alico Arena, going 6-0 at home and 9-0 away. The streak has come primarily at the expense of South Region rivals, going 13-0 against the region. The two matches that were not South Region opponents were both Division I foes.
Barry, who comes into the match with an 11-5 record, has won four straight matches. The Bucs lead the all-time series with FGCU 2-1, however the Eagles won last season’s meeting 3-1 in Miami Shores. Samara de Freitas leads the Bucs, averaging 4.07 kills per game while hitting .334. Lorine Durski is averaging 3.90 kills while Nicole Castera is averaging 3.43. This is the first of two scheduled meetings this year with Barry coming to Alico Arena for the season finale on November 2.
The Eagles, in the midst of an eight match road trip, travel to South Carolina-Aiken on Thursday night.
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