No. 19 Lady Toppers heading south this weekend

Elliott Pratt

No. 19 WKU’s dominance in the Sun Belt Conference has earned it some national recognition after last weekend’s conference sweep.  

The Lady Toppers’ 16-game win streak ties Morehead State for the longest active win streak in Division I volleyball.

The team has also posted 34-straight set victories, which is the longest active streak in the nation. The Lady Toppers’ current 10-game sweep streak within the conference is now the longest stretch in WKU history.

While so many things are going perfectly for WKU, coach Travis Hudson said there is still plenty to improve on for this weekend’s matches against Florida International and Florida Atlantic.

FIU will welcome the Lady Toppers at 5:30 p.m. Friday in Miami after two straight road wins, including a shutout of North Texas.

“(FIU) is going to rely on their strengths, and that’s blocking,” Hudson said. “They do as good a job as anybody of controlling us offensively.

“It’s an uphill battle for them, but they’re at home which will make a difference for them, and they have nothing to lose.”

Freshman outside hitter Haley Bodway says the team is still picking out the little things to improve on, including her own game.

“We have to improve to keep getting stops,” Bodway said. “I need to improve on my span of hitting around the court and blocking better on defense.”

FAU, which just dropped two straight road games, takes on the Lady Toppers Saturday at noon  in Boca Raton, Fla.