UF volleyball keeps the ball rolling

Lady Oilers hope to maintain winning streak 

By Martyce Kimbrough

The UF volleyball team is coming off of a big weekend at the GLIAC/GLVC Mizuno Midwest Region Volleyball Crossover Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Aurora, Illinois.

The Oilers had two victories over Missouri-St. Louis and Drury. They defeated Missouri-St. Louis in sets of 25-13, 22-25, 18-25, 25-14, 15-7.

In the second match, Findlay defeated Drury in three straight sets: 25-23, 25-19, 25-22.

The Oilers are now 15-5 on the season and 8-1 in GLIAC play. The squad has received votes to be ranked nationally in the top 25. They remain ranked #2 overall in GLIAC standings behind conference rival Wayne State.

After having a long stretch of away games, the Oilers will have a weekend of home games in Croy gymnasium starting on Friday, Oct. 21. They will have a GLIAC matchup with Ferris State University at 7 p.m. On Saturday, Oct. 22 the Volleyball team will host Grand Valley State University at 2 p.m.

They hope to continue their win streak and keep a positive mindset throughout the rest of the season. With just nine regular season games left, the Oilers hope to keep their pace going into the tournament.

“We’re very excited to see how the rest of the season goes,” says Hailee Olson, a sophomore setter for the Oiler squad. “The team is at a high point right now. We’ve won a lot of games lately after losing some tough games, so we’re hoping to keep it going.”

The team has goals of not only excelling in regular season play, but also in post season play as well.

“We’re excited to finished the conference season strong and hopefully get into a good position for postseason,” said Olson. “We want to not only make the conference tournament but win the championship as well and then qualify for the NCAA tournament.”

The Oilers has five games left in Croy gymnasium, so be sure to check them out.

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