Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications

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Tough Match Awaits BCC Volleyball at Miami Dade College

September 11, 2012 - Brevard Community College's volleyball team seeks to get back on the winning track when it makes its longest road trip of the season, traveling to Miami Dade College in Kendall on Wednesday evening. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday.

BCC, off to a rough start at 2-9, does play its first Brevard County matches of the season on Friday, hosting a quad match on the Titusville Campus.

Also competing Friday are St. Johns River State College, South Florida State College and Florida State College Jacksonville. BCC plays St. Johns River at noon and Florida State College Jacksonville at 6 p.m. South Florida State plays St. Johns River at 2 p.m. and South Florida State plays Florida State College Jacksonville at 4 p.m.

Admission to the matches is free. BCC's first home match of the season at the Melbourne Campus gym – where a new wood floor is being installed - is Oct. 9 against Miami Dade.

BCC head coach Herb Tokumoto expects a challenging match at Miami Dade which opened the season by sweeping Broward College in three sets. Miami Dade entertained Indian River State on Tuesday evening.

Broward swept BCC, which is 0-2 in the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference, on Sept. 6.

"Miami Dade is always tough," Tokumoto said. "Coach Kiko Beniot always has a top notch team which should bring a big challenge for us.

"It will be nice to play close to home but our true home is Melbourne and I feel that it will be great when we get back there."

As for his team's early season struggles, Tokumoto is stressing effort.

"The biggest issue is trying to have them understand that they have the ability, but you must give it your all whenever you have the chance to be on the court," he said. "The terminator attitude is what our team needs to bring every day to practice and match play."

Setting the pace for Brevard have been Taylor Gembecki, who is leading in assists, Ashley Gonzalez, who is leading in kills, and Sara Watkins, leading in digs.

BCC's scheduled match on Monday at Florida Christian College in Kissimmee was cancelled as was FCC's scheduled Oct. 22 visit to Melbourne.