West Florida Athletics | December 5, 2013 West Florida advances with five-set victory against Eckerd in NCAA tourney Share TAMPA, Fla. -- Sixth-seeded West Florida defeated No. 3 seed Eckerd 3-2 (25-21,25-17,9-25,23-25,15-13) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA South Regional on Thursday.West Florida (27-7) took the first set despite a .083 team attacking percentage. Senior Abby Timmer had two kills on three attacks in the first set off a pair of set attacks.“I think it keeps the block honest,” Timmer said. “It was a focus that we would use my height and use me as an attacker after transitioning to a setter.”The Argonauts continued the momentum in the second set as UWF took the set. West Florida used a .250 team attacking percentage behind junior Sarah Scott’s three kills. Eckerd responded in a big way in the third set as the Tritons took the set.Eckerd kept the momentum going in the fourth set to win.Down 5-1 in the fifth set, West Florida would go on an impressive 9-1 run to take over the momentum in the match and force Eckerd into a timeout. UWF went on win the final set.West Florida was led offensively by 2013 GSC Player of the Year Lindsay Homme, who tallied 11 kills at a .303 clip in the win. GSC first-team selection Scott added eight kills and five blocks while senior Jenny Bellairs tallied six kills.UWF sophomore Coleen Starrs led the team with 22 digs while senior Sierra Hansen had a team-high 21 assists.West Florida will face either the-No. 2 seed Palm Beach Atlantic or the No. 7-seed Rollins in semifinals of the NCAA South Regional tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. ET.