In-state matches are always high intensity with both teams pushing for state supremacy, but tonight’s volleyball match between South Florida and Florida State also pits two teams with momentum.
The Bulls (21-5) are on a two-match winning streak after defeating Houston 30-19, 30-26, 30-20 and TCU 30-27, 30-19, 30-28 this past weekend to extend their Conference USA-leading record to 8-0.
FSU (16-7) is riding a three-game winning streak after defeating Wake Forest, North Carolina State and North Carolina
The Seminoles are coming off a big victory against the No. 11 Tar Heels 26-30, 26-30, 30-27, 30-22, 15-6 on Sunday.
The Bulls defeated the Seminoles last season 3-1, but FSU leads the all-time series 32-4.
The Seminoles will test the Bulls’ defense with their balanced attack.
Senior outside hitter Kristin Frye leads the team with 325 kills, with 3.57 per game, 179 digs and .300 hitting percentage.
Senior middle hitters Dawn Hough and Erica Bunch also provided a Seminole punch. Hough has 192 kills, 21 service aces, 16 solo blocks and 70 block assists, and Bunch has 299 kills for 3.48 per game and 42 total blocks.
USF boasts Michelle Collier with 498 kills, 44 service aces and 318 digs and senior setter Ale Domingos has 1,204 assists, 22 service aces and 171 digs and a hitting percentage of .337.