Volleyball Set to Wrap Up A-Sun Regular Season Play this Weekend
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – After falling to in-state foe FIU on Tuesday night, the FGCU volleyball squad will travel to Jacksonville, Fla. this weekend to face UNF and Jacksonville in the final Atlantic Sun Conference regular season matches of the season.
The Eagles (15-12, 8-3 A-Sun) face the Ospreys of UNF (13-15, 4-7 A-Sun) on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. and will take on Jacksonville (13-16, 4-7 A-Sun) on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m.
FGCU has six players with 100+ kills so far this season, led by freshman Jill Hopper’s (Muncie, Ind./Yorktown HS) team-leading 323. Hopper, who has been named to three All-Tournament teams this season, ranks fifth in the conference and first among freshmen in kills. Sophomore Kaitlin Holm (Fort Myers, Fla./Fort Myers HS/Marshall) and redshirt-senior Jelena Simic (Lazarevac, Serbia/Kolubara Technical/Seward County CC) are second and third on the squad in kills with 242 and 211 kills, respectively. Freshman setter Gigi Meyer (Gainesville, Fla./Buchholz HS) has run the FGCU offense, with 888 total assists for an average of 8.97 assists per set.
SCOUTING THE OSPREYS
UNF is coming off a huge 3-2 (18-25, 12-25, 25-21, 25-19, 15-13) win over Jacksonville.
The Ospreys, who are 2-3 in home conference matches this season, have won five of their last six contests. UNF is led by Paige Pridgeon’s team-high 351 kills. Pridgeon has also recorded 300 digs and 27 blocks. Casey Giovanazzi runs the Osprey offense with 879 assists.
SCOUTING THE DOLPHINS
JU is coming off a 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 26-24) win at Savannah State.
The Dolphins are 4-7 at home and have lost six of their last nine matches. The trio of Alliya Drzewiecki, Allison Leoppky and Kylie Jacob, who have each recorded 220+ kills this season, leads JU. Setter Kendall Courtney, who leads the A-Sun in assists (1,143), keeps the Dolphin offense running smoothly.
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