Senior Night Highlights Beginning of Final Regular Season Weekend for FIU Volleyball

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MIAMI – The FIU volleyball team begins its final regular season weekend on Thursday night when the Panthers face Middle Tennessee at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. FIU will close out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 10, with a 1 p.m. match against the Conference USA regular season champion, Rice. Prior to the match on Thursday, the Panthers will honor four players – Margherita Bianchin (Venice, Italy), Nina Petranovic (Polzela, Slovenia), Sheila Rojas (Miami, Florida), and Sheyanne Sullivan (Miami, Florida) – that have made tremendous impacts during their time on the court, and have helped to guide the team to 15 wins this season, tied for the most over the last seven years.    FIU PANTHERS15-11 (7-5 Conference USA)Last Match: Nov. 4 at Marshall, W, 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-17)Next Match: Nov. 16 TBA at Conference USA Tournament MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS7-19 (2-10 Conference USA)Last Match: Nov. 4 vs. UTSA, L, 3-0 (15-25, 14-25, 21-25)Next Match: Nov. 11 vs. Florida Atlantic, 1 p.m. RICE OWLS21-4 (12-0 Conference USA)Last Match: Nov. 4 vs. UAB, W, 3-1 (25-18, 25-13, 19-25, 25-21)Next Match: Nov. 8 at Florida Atlantic, 7 p.m. Click here for FIU-Middle Tennessee live statsClick here to watch FIU-Middle Tennessee live on CUSA TV Click here for FIU-Rice live statsClick here to watch FIU-Rice live on CUSA TV A LOOK AT FIUThe Panthers come into this weekend’s match against boasting a 15-11 overall record and a 7-5 mark in Conference USA …The Panthers, who snapped a four-match losing streak on Nov. 4, at Marshall, 3-0, have dropped five of their last six matches … They find themselves all alone in sixth place in the C-USA standings … FIU equaled its most wins in a season since 2015 when it recorded 15 victories (15-13) … Margherita Bianchin (Venice, Italy) comes into this weekend leading the team in kills with 346, with her 3.46 kills-per-set good enough …

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