FORT MYERS, Fla., - The FGCU volleyball team swept North Florida 3-0 (30-14, 30-14, 30-18) for their 5th straight win and 19th of the season. FGCU improves to 19-2, 7-1 A-Sun while UNF falls to 4-20, 1-8 A-Sun. For the Eagles, it also marked the 24th straight win in Alico Arena and sent seniors Patricia Silva, Whitney Hendry and Brooke Youngquist out winners on senior night.
“I was pleased with the way we came out tonight,” said Coach Carrie Lundy. “We were much sharper tonight than we were last night.”
The Eagles jumped on the Ospreys early in the first game and never trailed in game one. The Eagles limited UNF to seven kills in the first game while pounding 17 kills and a .412 hitting percentage in the 30-14 win.
The second game saw FGCU again race to an early 5-1 lead. The Eagles forced 11 hitting errors by the Ospreys. FGCU again coasted to a 30-14 win in the second game.
In game three, FGCU jumped on UNF early with a 14-4 run to open. With the exception of a late 9-2 run by the Ospreys, FGCU again dominated the game, holding UNF to a (.-053) hitting percentage while picking up 15 kills and a .344 percentage.
UNF’s Barry Rasmussen led the team with six kills in the match while Maegan Weisert paced the Ospreys with 11 digs.
Patricia Silva, playing in her final home match as an Eagle, led FGCU with 11 kills and a .579 percentage with no errors. Brooke Youngquist picked up six kills and 13 digs in her final home match as an Eagle. Whitney Hendry added 13 digs as well.
The Eagles will be in action again next Friday when they travel to Kennesaw, Ga., to face league foe Kennesaw State.