FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – After a weekend of non-conference play, the Nova Southeastern volleyball team will return to the NSU Arena to face off against Sunshine State Conference foe, Barry University, on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday's match will serve as a Think Pink match and the Nova Southeastern University Athletic Department is extending free admission to any cancer survivors, warriors and families (up to four people). For more information, CLICK HERE
The Sharks (10-8, 2-3 SSC) traveled to Orlando this past weekend to compete in the South Region Crossover and went 2-1, picking up wins over West Alabama and Valdosta State before falling to West Florida in its final match.
Barry enters the match with an overall record of 9-7 and a 2-3 mark in the SSC. The Bucs were on a four-game losing slide before besting West Alabama, 3-1, in their last match of the South Region Crossover. The team ranks second-lowest in the SSC in hitting percentage (.187) but currently leads the conference in opponent hitting percentage, holding the opposition a .157 season percentage. The Bucs are led by Jaeda Allen, who is currently averaging 3.47 kills per set from 208 total kills. Defensively, Kat Espinosa leads the team with 3.54 digs per set.
and Jessica Ronyak
continue to lead the Sharks offensively, with 252 and 239 kills, respectively, while Kaite Pyles continues to drive the offense and averages 9.47 assists per set. Megan Burns
remains the Sharks' biggest defensive threat, averaging 5.18 digs per set. In the most exciting match of the weekend, a 3-1 win over VSU, Pyles tallied her sixth career triple-double with her 12 kills (the most since her sophomore season), 15 digs and 49 assists (highest amount in all her triple-doubles). Burns notched a season-high 34 digs, two away from her own school record of digs in a single match (36). This was her sixth career 30-dig match, a program record since 2001.
In the all-time series between the two teams, Barry holds the advantage in matches won, 6-33. In their most recent meeting on Sept. 17, the Bucs ended up on top, 3-2, handing the Sharks their first SSC loss of the season.
Both matches will be streamed live with commentary. In addition, live stats of the matches will also be available. Visit www.NSUSharks.com and visit the multimedia tab for full details.