Volleyball Puts 11-Match Winning Streak on Line
Thursday, September 28, 2006
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FORT MYERS, Fla. – The 14th ranked Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team, puts their 11-match winning streak on the line against a pair of future conference rivals Jacksonville and North Florida. During the 11-match winning streak, FGCU has seen their ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Division II Coaches Poll rise to 14th, the highest ranking in school history. The Eagles have now swept 10 opponents in a row and have a 33-game winning streak going as well. They dropped game one against Lynn, 31-29, in the first match of the 11-match winning streak and have allowed 25 or more points just six times in the 33 games. This will be the first meeting between FGCU and Jacksonville. Next season, the two will be Atlantic Sun foes when the Eagles move to NCAA Division I. Jacksonville is currently 7-8, but has won three straight matches. The Dolphins lead the A-Sun in blocks per game (2.51) and aces per game (2.31). The Eagles will square off against UNF for the third time with the Ospreys winning the first two contests. UNF ended FGCU’s school record 16-match winning streak last season. UNF is coming off of a 10-match road trip that saw them go 4-6 over that span. The Ospreys come into the match with an 8-10 mark, but play Bethune-Cookman on Friday before facing FGCU. After the road trip, the Eagles return home for one of two home matches during the month of October when they host Nova Southeastern on Tuesday at 7:00 pm in Alico Arena.