Volleyball team now at 11-5, had been on 5-game winning streak
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. âˆ’ Senior libero Sarah Spraggins (Jacksonville, Fla./Fletcher HS) tallied 12 digs which not only set a new school career record, but also led Flagler College to a 3-0 (25-16, 27-25, 25-17) win at Palm Beach Atlantic in a non-conference volleyball match Saturday afternoon at Rubin Arena.
Spraggins broke the mark set by Kristin Hubbard (2000-03) of 1,176 and now has 1,177 in her four-year career.
Flagler improved to 11-5 while Palm Beach Atlantic fell to 4-6.
Junior outside hitter Justine Burkhardt (St. Augustine, Fla./Winthrop U.) recorded her 10th double-double of the season with a match-high 13 kills and 13 digs.
Sophomore outside hitter Meg Weathersby (Maitland, Fla./Orangewood Christian School) notched her third double-double of the season with 12 kills and a match-high 17 digs. Senior middle blocker Leah Melton (St. Augustine, Fla./Eckerd College) recorded four total blocks to lead the Saints’ front row.
Sophomore setter Rebecca Royal (Green Cove Springs, Fla./Fleming Island HS) tallied 15 assists while freshman setter Olivia Snipes (Easley, S.C./Easley HS) added 10 more.
Brittany Erickson led the Sailfish with eight kills and 14 digs while Emily Ryerson added 17 assists and four total blocks.
Flagler visits No. 7 (NCAA Division II) Florida Southern College on Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Jenkins Field House in Lakeland.
Before that, the team had its winning streak snapped at five and snapped Florida Tech’s 10-match streak on Sept. 13 at the Armstrong Atlantic State University’s Chatham Orthopaedic Volleyball Classic. Flagler lost to Saint Leo 3-0 and wrapped the tournament with a 3-1 win over Florida Tech.