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Tars Host Three Volleyball Matches this Week

Tars Host Three Volleyball Matches this Week

Schedule

Tuesday, October 29
vs. Florida Tech – 7:00 pm
Alfond Sports Center - Winter Park, Fla.
Dig Pink! Game

Thursday, October 31
vs. Lynn – 7:00 pm
Alfond Sports Center - Winter Park, Fla.

Saturday, November 2
vs. Nova Southeastern – 4:00 pm
Alfond Sports Center - Winter Park, Fla.

Event Coverage

Live Video

Live Stats


Set Up

Rollins dropped a pair of road games against SSC foes Tampa and Saint Leo last week. Through 21 games this season, the Tars have only played at home three times. They will double that number by the end of this week as Rollins hosts three Sunshine State home games. The first one, against Florida Tech on October 29, will be the annual Dig Pink! fundraiser. The Tars will wear custom pink jerseys that will be available for purchase via auction.

Team Previews

Rollins (6-15, 1-9 SSC): The Tars find themselves in ninth place in the SSC after dropping two last week. Freshman Riley Spurlin is on a tear offensively, having recorded at least 12 kills in five of her last six matches. Overall, Rollins has four players with 100+ kills on the year … Spurlin, Harper Smith, Abby Harbinson, and Erin Burke. Alexis Yeager still ranks in the top five of the conference in blocks at 1.05 per set.      

Florida Tech (4-18, 1-10 SSC): Rollins won the initial match between these two squads in the conference opener back in September. The Panthers rank near the bottom of the conference in most categories, including hit percentage (.125), opponent's hitting percentage (.202), and kills (10.97/set). Audrey Keenan is the top attacker with 218 kills to her name this season. Jocelyn Garcia is the top shot blocker at 51 on the year.    

Lynn (18-4, 9-2 SSC): The Fighting Knights sit in first place in the conference with am impressive 18-4 overall record. They have won five games in a row, and feature a balance of good offense and great defense. Lynn has the most kills in conference (1120) and the highest number of kills per set (13.83). Defensively, they allow the fewest kills per set (10.46) and also the lowest opponent attack percentage (.153). Sonja Udovic (276 kills), Marine Kinna (263 kills) and Victoria Macaluso (.373) are the players to watch on offense while Lauren Odom (87 blocks) is the leader on defense.

Nova Southeastern (13-5, 5-6): The Sharks sit in the middle of the pack in the conference in the standings as well as most categories. Their best ranking is in opponent kills, as they allow only 10.72 per set, the second best mark in the SSC. They average 2.01 blocks per game, and are led on that front by Brittany Landrum, who has 79 on the year. Ally Ford averages 3.29 kills per set while teammate Alex Boone has the best conversion rate in conference at .392.

Notes

  • Head coach Mika Robinson is in her fourth season at the helm for the Tars, and 12th overall as a head coach. Her career record sits at 200-166.\
  • This will be the 80th matchup between Rollins and Florida Tech. The Tars lead the all-time series 58-21.
  • This will be the 46th matchup between Rollins and Lynn. Rollins leads the all-time series 24-21.  
  • This will be the 45th matchup between Rollins and Nova Southeastern. The Tars lead the all-time series 28-16.

The Road Ahead

Rollins will hit the road for the final time for their second straight three-game week. The Tars have dates with Embry-Riddle on November 5th, Florida Southern on November 7th, and Eckerd on November 9th.

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