Eagles Volleyball Team Wins Record 8th Straight
FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University picked up its record eighth straight victory with a three-game sweep of Warner Southern (30-15, 30-15, 30-7) at Alico Arena Tuesday night.
Freshman hitter Brooke Youngquist (Fort Myers Canterbury) blasted 13 kills and senior Kristy Hartley (Naples St. John Neumann) smashed 11 as the Eagles moved to 22-4 overall. FGCU has won all seven home matches this fall by a 3-0 score.
Freshman libero Whitney Hendry (Fort Myers Bishop Verot) led a defensive effort that held the Royals (7-13) to a .078 attack percentage with 21 digs. Junior Devon Watts (Somerville, TX) added eight kills and 12 digs for the Eagles. Sophomore setter Laura Manovill (Dunedin) dished out 44 assists for FGCU.
FGCU, ranked sixth in the NCAA Division II South Region, returns to action on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. when they host Northwood University.
Florida Gulf Coast def. Warner Southern Coll 30-15,30-15,30-7
Warner Southern Coll (7-13) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Schweigert,
Megan 6-1-1; Baker, Jillian 3-0-2; Arrington, Nikisha 3-0-2; Kerner,
Kathryn 2-0-4; McGee, Erica 0-1-0; Totals 14-2-6.0. (Assists) -
Sterner, Shannon 12. (Dig leaders) - Kerner, Kathryn 14; Schweigert,
Megan 11; Sterner, Shannon 10; Shipman, Jennifer 9
Florida Gulf Coast (22-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Youngquist,
Brooke 13-1-2; Hartley, Kristy 11-1-3; Watts, Devon 8-1-2; Grigsby,
Tamra 6-0-3; Brooks, Lori 6-0-0; Van Olst, Heather 5-1-1; Manovill,
Laura 1-0-0; Tomyn, Carrie 1-1-0; Felicio, Ingrid 0-2-0; Hendry,
Whitney 0-1-0; Totals 51-8-7.0. (Assists) - Manovill, Laura 44. (Dig
leaders) - Hendry, Whitney 21; Watts, Devon 12