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Volleyball looks to carry on streak

Outside hitter Antia Rodriguez-Sanchez attempts to spike in the game against Palm Beach Atlantic. The team is on a three-game winning streak going into the weekend with a game against Lee and Short University. (Photo Courtesy: vsublazers.com)

Written by Kyle Dawson, Circulation Manager

The Valdosta State volleyball team is riding a three game winning streak into the weekend where they will face Lee University on Friday and Shorter University on Saturday, in Valdosta.

Lee University is also coming off of a three game win streak as they prepare to face the Blazers, but VSU head coach Mike Swan feels as if the Blazers are up for the challenge.

“Their offense if pretty efficient but we hope that if we serve them really tough we can get them out of system and that will make it easier for us to stop their attack and to dig a lot of balls.” Swan said.

The Blazers have been doing a lot of digging lately as they have 29 more digs than their opponents in their last two matches, and libero, Natalia Campos has 63 digs during the winning streak.

The Lee match is just one stop on the road to the conference championship, which is the Blazers’ ultimate goal for what has already been a great season.

“We always want to secure a spot in the post season conference tournament, and if we are fortunate enough, to possibly host it.” Swan said.

Coach Swan says that, while hosting is the main goal, he is not worried about the team’s performance if they have to go on the road.

“We believe that we will be playing our best volleyball at the end of the season and that it will help us secure another conference championship so we can automatically advance to the national tournament for a second consecutive season.” Swan said.

If the Blazers hope to keep winning while moving towards the conference tournament, they will need continued success from juniors, Anita Rodriguez-Sanchez and Susanna Peonia who lead the team in kills and blocks respectively.

The match against Lee is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Complex.

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