FGCU Wins, Clinches Spot in A-Sun Volleyball Championship
Photo Credit: Dennis Snyder
Photo Credit: Dennis Snyder

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MACON, Ga. – FGCU topped a surging North Florida team 3-1 in A-Sun volleyball Tuesday to extend its win streak to 13 games and become the first team to grab a spot in the A-Sun Volleyball Championship.

The Eagles' 12th A-Sun win and 13th straight overall punched their championship ticket as Jill Hopper led all hitters with 20 kills to help FGCU end North Florida's three-game win streak. The Ospreys' Britt Claessens posted the most assists with 50 on the night.

FGCU 3, North Florida 1 (29-27, 25-16, 19-25, 25-18) Kills: FGCU: Jill Hopper (20); UNF: Paige Pridgeon (18) Assists: FGCU: Courtney Greenberg (23); UNF: Britt Claessens (50) 

Jacksonville 3, Stetson 0 (25-16, 25-20, 25-17) Kills: JU: Sammie Straugbaugh (13); Stetson: Cailyn Prewitt (5) Assists: JU: Kendall Courtney (37); Stetson: Kelli Carneal (9)

NON-CONFERENCE ACTION

Northern Kentucky 3, Eastern Kentucky 0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-13) Kills: NKU: Shelby Buschur (12); EKU: Rachel Vick (14) Assists: NKU: Jenna Schreiver (36); EKU: Abbey Cvelbar (24)

Check out the latest news and notes in "This Week in Atlantic Sun Volleyball," coming Wednesday. A-Sun play continues with eight teams in action on Friday, Oct. 26, and all 10 set to play on Saturday.

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