Preview: FGCU volleyball at FGCU Hilton Garden Inn Invitational

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Kicking off its 2017 season, the FGCU volleyball team is set to host the Hilton Garden Inn Invitational.
Play will begin Friday, August 25th against FIU at 7 p.m. and will finish up on Saturday, August 26th against Georgia Southern at 11 a.m. and IUPUI at 7 p.m.
Last season, the Eagles hosted this same invitational with Delaware, New Orleans, and VCU. FGCU swept the entire tournament, winning all three matches 3-0.
FIU and the Eagles have a 6-5 record going into play, with their last meeting in 2016 when FGCU took the match 3-1.
This will only be the second time the Eagles and Georgia Southern have met, with the first time being in Statesboro where FGCU took the match 3-2.
This will also be the second time the Eagles and IUPUI meet, with the first time being in Indianapolis, where the Jaguars swept FGCU 0-3.
Next, the Eagles will host another invitational, the Homewood Suites Sunshine State Classic, beginning Friday, September 1st against UCF at 7 p.m. FAU and Miami will also compete in this invitational.