Florida And Auburn Extend Win Streaks In Puerto Rico

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A day after upsetting North Carolina at the SEC vs. ACC Challenge in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Auburn returned to the Ruben Rodriguez Coliseum and dismissed another opponent.

It didn’t come easy -- the Tigers had to go all the way to five sets to take down NC State 14-25, 25-22, 15-25, 26-24, 15-9.

Once again, Auburn’s senior setter Alexa Filley spread the love, guiding Gwyn Jones to a season-high 14 kills, Shaina White to 12, and Brenna McIlroy to 11. White had a career night defensively, scoring five blocks.

NC State’s freshman right side Melissa Evans led the match with 20 kills hitting .341. Senior outside hitter Julia Brown added 18.

“Tonight’s match showed that this team has a lot of maturity,” Auburn head coach Rick Nold said. “They found themselves in tough situations and found ways to fight their way out. This was a big tournament for us against great competition. We’ve learned a lot about ourselves on this trip.”

The second match of the night pitted No. 1 Florida against No. 15 North Carolina. With 11.5 blocks and 50 digs, Florida held UNC to a .109 hitting percentage and won in straight sets 25-17, 25-17, 25-23.

Carli Snyder led the match with 11 kills, but Shainah Joseph was the most efficient, tallying eight kills and one hitting error for a .538 percentage.

With the victory, Florida leaves Puerto Rico 2-0 at the SEC vs. ACC Challenge and 4-0 for the season. North Carolina falls to 0-4.

Gatorade Volleyball State Players Of The Year Announced

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Gatorade has released its list of state girls' volleyball players of the year. The award, which has recognized some of the best volleyball players of all time in its 33 years, honors athletic, academic, and community achievement. 

Setters Highlight List Of Biggest NCAA Women's Volleyball Transfers

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The 2018 women’s college volleyball season is still eight months away, but big changes are happening that will affect the performance of the top teams come fall. College coaches are being hired and fired, and some key players are choosing to transfer to new schools.

Results And Highlights From The 2018 JVA Rock 'N Rumble

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The Junior Volleyball Association’s Rock ‘N Rumble in Cleveland, Ohio, kicked off the 2018 JVA season, with some of top club teams in the country competing for only the first or second time this year. 

This Week's College Commits: 1/12/18


Lanie Wagner originally committed to Georgia, but the 6-foot-1 outside hitter from Xavier College Prep in Arizona decided recently that Lipscomb was a better fit for her.

7 Of 2018's Most Dangerous 18s Club Volleyball Teams

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This week marks the start of 18s qualifier season, with the Kansas City Martin Luther King Day Tournament (streamed live right here on FloVolleyball) and the Girls Winter Volleyball Championship Qualifier kicking off on Saturday. 

2018 JVA Rock 'N Rumble Live Stream Schedule

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FloVolleyball will be live-streaming courts 11-16 at the 2018 JVA Rock 'N Rumble on January 13-14.

2018 KC Martin Luther King Day Tournament Live Stream Schedule

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FloVolleyball will be live-streaming courts 15-18 at the 2018 KC Martin Luther King Day Tournament, January 13-15, 2018. 

The Complete 2018 NCAA Men's Volleyball Schedule

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We've got the only schedule you'll need this college men's volleyball season. In this list of all the NCAA Division I-II men's volleyball matches, you'll find times (in ET!) and live stream links.

Eve Rackham Hired As New Tennessee Head Coach

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Another Power Five coaching vacancy has been filled. 

An Open Letter From Ebony Nwanebu To Herself

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Ebony Nwanebu graduated from the University of Texas last month. In her three years at UT, Nwanbeu was named an All-American twice. Before coming to Austin, Nwanebu was the 2013 national freshman of the year and a first-team All-American at USC.