Leesburg, Fla. – It was a quick and to the point match for the Lake-Sumter State College volleyball team who took down Florida State College at Jacksonville, Tuesday afternoon.
The Lakehawks hit the ground running in the first set, jumping out to an early lead. LSSC would eventually take down the Blue Wave, 25-19, in set one. Set two was a similar outcome resulting in a 25-20 victory. Lake-Sumter claimed the sweep after winning the third and final set by the score of 25-14.
During the match, the Lakehawks never trailed FSCJ and played at the top of their game from start to finish. Emma Gray collected a double-double with 13 kills and 18 digs. Hailey Franklin was on fire hitting .385 on the night, tallying seven kills. Gabriela Hernandez fell two assists shy of her career mark with 27. As a team, LSSC hit .375 for the match. It was the highest mark a team has hit in a match under Head Coach, Amanda Phelps.
"We came out ready to play on Tuesday," said Phelps. "We played some of the best volleyball that I have seen here and it showed in the outcome. Our girls need to keep preparing like they have been and we will be successful."
Next up on the schedule for the Lakehawks (2-2) will be the Pasco-Hernando Invitational this weekend. The Lakehawks will take on No. 6 Pasco-Hernando (4-2) in a nonconference match to begin the event at 11 am Friday. LSSC will then meet up with Kansas City Kansas Community College for a 1 pm start time. Saturday will feature two matches for Lake-Sumter. First on the schedule will be Indian River State (4-4) at noon and then St. John's River State (7-2) at 2 pm. It will also be a nonconference meeting.