Volleyball Set to Host Eckerd in Final Home Showdown

Volleyball Set to Host Eckerd in Final Home Showdown

TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Tampa is set to host Eckerd College, tomorrow, November 14th in their final home match of the season. The match is slated to start at 7:00 p.m. in the Bob Martinez Athletics Center.

The Match: University of Tampa (15-13, 10-7 SSC) vs. Eckerd College (15-10, 8-9 SSC)

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 14 at 7 p.m.

Location: Bob Martinez Athletics Center | Tampa, Fla. 

Last Time Out: The University of Tampa defeated the Florida Tech Panthers in a clean sweep. Freshman Nylah Demps led the team on offense with 13 kills hitting .312. Following the efforts of Demps was outside hitter Nicole Dominguez who ended the night with nine kills and a .444 kill percentage. Setter Sammy Mueller logged 29 assists and a team-high of nine digs in the match.

About the Spartans: The Spartans are led offensively and defensively by Dominguez. She currently sits with 298 kills and 285 digs. Opposite Dominguez on the outside is freshman Sorrel Houghton. Houghton has 286 kills on the season thus far. Sammy Mueller acts as the Spartans primary setter leading the team in assists with 772, in addition to her 169 digs and 15 service aces. In recent events, freshman Kaitlyn Ajmani has suited up as the team's starting libero. Ajmani holds 221 digs for the Spartans.

About the Tritons: The Tritons are currently 15-10 overall, 8-9 in the SSC. Offensively, Eckerd is led by outside Paula Hoffman who has 305 kills with an average kill percentage of .182. The Tritons second greatest offensive threat is Mackenzie Redner who has 162 kills averaging 2.57 kills per set. Fernanda Reis runs the Tritons offense and has a whopping 909 assists, averaging 10. assists per set. Kaitlyn Sibson leads the team on defense and is the Tritons starting libero, sitting with 467 digs this season.

Series History:  Tampa takes the all-time series history against Eckerd 90-2.

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