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Volleyball Splits First Two Matches at FSCJ Tournament

Aug. 29, 2014 - Eastern Florida's volleyball team split its two matches on the opening day of the Florida State College Jacksonville Marriott Kickoff Classic on Friday.

EFSC lost its first match in four sets to Santa Fe State College but then swept Lake-Sumter State College in three sets for the second time in this young season to move its record to 3-2.

Eastern Florida wraps up the tournament with two games on Saturday facing Pensacola State College at noon for the second time this season – the match will be webcast at - and meeting host FSCJ at 4 p.m. The FSCJ match will be webcast live at

The Titans return home to face Polk State College at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Melbourne Campus. The match will be webcast live at

Admission to the match is free.

On Friday, Eastern Florida fell 14-25, 25-23, 14-25 and 21-25 to Santa Fe but then shook off Lake-Sumter 25-21, 25-23 and 25-14.

Sophomore Fernanda Faustino led Eastern Florida in kills against Santa Fe with 11. Freshman Treasure Ingram had 10. As a team Eastern Florida had five assisted blocks and four solo blocks.

"Santa Fe is a very solid team but we made the task en greater by having too many unforced errors," said Eastern Florida head coach Andrea Rasmussen.

"There were moments when we played some great volleyball. We just need to be more consistent."

Santa Fe is in its inaugural season.

Against Lake-Sumter, Faustino and Ingram both had eight kills. Eastern Florida registered six assisted blocks. Sophomore McKenzie Price had five service aces.

"Again, unforced errors created more work than necessary," Rasmussen said. "But in the end we were able to keep our focus and pull out the match in three sets."