The USF volleyball team will get a break from Big East play tonight, hosting Florida A&M in the Sun Dome Corral at 7.

The Bulls (13-8, 6-3) will put a three-match winning streak on the line, while the Rattlers (8-6, 5-0 MEAC) enter having won five straight.

“We’ve played a FAMU or an FIU, someone in-state, usually midweek sometime during Big East play just to get you out of your regular system of Big East play,” said USF coach Claire Lessinger. 

USF, which has won seven of twelve against non-conference opponents this year, is coming of arguably its most successful weekend. The Bulls didn’t drop a set in two wins against Georgetown and St. John’s.

USF’s last played an out-of-conference match more than a month ago, beating Lafayette 3-0 in the Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview Classic tournament.

“These are teams that are making the NCAA tournament, winning their conference and putting up winning records … This is a good RPI schedule for us, and it gives us another opportunity to get a significant win,” Lessinger said.

-Mike Mangenello