Volleyball Faces Florida Southern in Key South Region Match
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The 13th ranked Florida Gulf Coast University volleyball team puts their 14-match winning streak on the line when they travel to Lakeland, Fla., to face #3 Florida Southern on Friday night.
The Eagles’ 14 match winning streak is two shy of the school record, set last year when FGCU won 16 straight. It is also the fifth longest active winning streak in Division II. During the streak, the Eagles are hitting .299 as a team, while limiting opponents to a .105 percentage. Also during the winning streak, the Eagles have dropped just two games, one to Division I North Florida.
Over the last month, Florida Southern is playing just as well. The Mocs have won 13 straight including a 3-0 sweep over previous undefeated and top ranked Tampa last Friday. The Mocs come into the match-up with a #3 ranking and a 19-2 record. Their ranking matches the highest of any opponent the Eagles have ever faced. This marks the second time FGCU has faced the 3rd ranked team this year. Truman State was ranked #3 when they squared off earlier this year in the Shark Classic. FSC’s Ashley Martin was named AVCA Division II national player of the week last week recording 28 kills in two matches last week.
"Friday night’s match is what college athletics are all about,” stated Head Coach Jaye Flood. “We are prepared and looking forward to the intense competition we are expecting."
The Eagles follow up their match against Florida Southern with another road match against perennial power Barry on Tuesday in Miami Shores, Fla., at 7:00 PM.