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Flagler falls to Armstrong in women’s volleyball conference championship

By Cristina Coca |
Photo by Dyann Busse

This past weekend the volleyball team entered the Peach Belt Conference Tournament as the Number two seed due to their second place finish in conference play. They finished the regular season with a 20-9 record.

The Saints took on Lander University in the semifinal match and won three sets to zero.

Then on Sunday for the finals, the Saints were matched up against long-time rival Armstrong Atlantic State University who won the regular season Conference title this year. The Saints started out strong taking the first set, but then Armstrong Atlantic answered back by winning the next two sets. Flagler was determined to send the finals into the fifth match and was successful by winning the fourth.

Volleyball team eyeing a national championship

By Taylor Laskoski |

With the Peach Belt Conference tournament starting next Friday, Flagler College junior Jillian Unitas says it has been an incredible season for the volleyball team that keeps getting better.

“It feels awesome to sit atop the conference standing,” Unitas, the teams defensive specialist, said. “We have worked really hard in our practices and pushed tremendously in our games and it goes to show all our hard work has paid off,”

‘Voice of the Saints’ impacts Flagler athletics

By Bo Culkeen |

I remember when I first met Clay Coffman my freshman year. I was sitting in the Lewis lobby watching SportsCenter on the free cable provided by Flagler when Clay and a few other sports fanatics walked in talking about the past Heisman Trophy winners, a Flagler intramural game or just trash talking each other about their favorite college football team. Whatever it was, it involved sports.

Saints continue Cinderella season

By Matthew Osterhouse |
Photo by Mike Slade

PHOTO CAPTION: Flagler College’s Meg Weathersby blocks against Armstrong Atlantic’s Kathrin Standhardinger en route to the regional championship game. The Saints won the regional championship against Wingate and are headed to the national tournament.

The No. 2 Flagler College Saints won the Division II Southeast Regionals with a convincing 3-1 win over No. 1 Wingate University.

Volleyball team surges into NCAA Regional tournament

By Matthew Osterhouse |

Photo caption: Flagler College volleyball head coach Taylor Mott wins the Peach Belt Conference “Coach of the Year” award. Mott will lead the Saints in a match against No. 7 Lees-McRae College Bobcats on Friday in Wingate, N.C. at the NCAA Division II tournament.

The Flagler College volleyball team ranks No. 2 in the region heading into the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional tournament.

The Saints finished the regular season at the top of the Peach Belt Conference and won the PBC tournament. The team is riding a 25-match winning streak into the Regional competition.

Volleyball sweeps powerhouse Armstrong Atlantic to claim PBC Tournament

By John Jordan
Special to The Gargoyle

AIKEN, S.C. − Meg Weathersby (Maitland, Fla./Orangewood Christian) recorded a match-high 13 kills on 30 errorless swings for a .433 attack percentage to help lead Flagler College to a 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-23) win over Armstrong Atlantic State University Sunday afternoon in the championship match of the 2009 Peach Belt Conference Tournament at the Convocation Center. Flagler is in its first year as a member of the Peach Belt.

Men’s soccer loss ends big season

By Matthew Osterhouse |

Men’s soccer loss ends great season

The Flagler College Saints (14-6-2, 7-1-0 PBC) lost 4-0 to Wingate University (13-4-1, 6-1-1 SAC) of the South Atlantic Conference in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional. The Saints seven match unbeaten streak ended and their best season in many years came to a close.