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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Jacksonville

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Jacksonville, FL. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Jacksonville's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Jacksonville. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Jacksonville, FL. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Jacksonville,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Jacksonville, FL, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Jacksonville, FL.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

1.

Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

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They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

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Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

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Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Free haircuts, vaccines, school supplies: List of back-to-school events in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s time again for children to say goodbye to summer break and hello to another year of school.To make sure students are prepared to start the school year on the right foot, volunteers, organizations and others have organized back-to-school events. These events will feature free haircuts, backpacks, school supplies, vaccines, food, hygiene bags, physicals and more.News4JAX has compiled a list of events below:Related:...

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s time again for children to say goodbye to summer break and hello to another year of school.

To make sure students are prepared to start the school year on the right foot, volunteers, organizations and others have organized back-to-school events. These events will feature free haircuts, backpacks, school supplies, vaccines, food, hygiene bags, physicals and more.

News4JAX has compiled a list of events below:

Related: Florida’s back-to-school sales tax holiday starts July 25. Here’s what you can save on | Duval County Public Schools sends out back-to-school reminders

Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. | First Coast Villains alongside Hair Mechanix is hosting its 3rd annual Back-to-School Bash on August 13 at Hair Mechanix Mandarin. The event will feature free haircuts and school supplies for children ages 5 to 18. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and drinks will also be available. NOTE: Free haircuts and school supplies will be first come, first served. Location: 11700 San Jose Blvd. #6, Jacksonville

August 13 from 9 a.m. - until | The City of Jacksonville is teaming up with UF Health to host a Back-to-School Food Giveaway on August 13 at UF Health Elizabeth G. Means Clinic | 1155 E. 21st. St. Jacksonville, FL 32206.

Event Highlights: Healthy Food - School Physicals - COVID-19 Vaccine info - School Supplies - Diapers (infant/adult) - Prizes *items while supplies last, no reservations

Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | We are Hype, an organization dedicated to developing the lives of young people in our community, is hosting a back-to-school basketball camp and supply giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legends Center at 5130 Soutel Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32208. Click here for more details.

Aug. 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. | First United Methodist Church of Downtown Jacksonville, REFRESH Youth Ministry and Duval Connect Magazine will host The Back To School Pop-Up Shop. The event will feature games, music, bounce houses, teacher-parent discussion, giveaways and more! Time: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Location: 225 E. Duval St., Jacksonville, FL 32202

Aug. 1 - 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. | The Department of Health in Clay County will hold its annual Back to School Immunization Drive Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., August 1-12 at the Clay County Fairgrounds. Free vaccinations include measles, mumps, rubella, polio, chickenpox, and hepatitis B. Click here for more information.

Students under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian and have all current immunization records and a photo ID.

August 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Highlife Barber Beauty Salon is offering free haircuts on August 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students from Pre-K to Seniors in High School may come and get a haircut. Location: 115 Woodside Dr, Orange Park, FL 32073

Until July 31 | Palms Medical Group is offering free sports physicals until the end of July at all of its locations. See the graphic below for more details.

August 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Blackrock Baptist Church Community is hosting a Summer Bash event that will feature water slides, Kona Ice, a petting zoo, free food and more! Location: 96362 Blackrock Rd, Yulee, FL 32097

The first day of school for Duval County students is Aug. 15. The first day of school for Nassau County students is Aug 10. The first day of school for St. Johns County students is Aug. 10. The first day of school for Clay County students is Aug. 10. The first day of school for Glynn County students is Aug. 9.

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This Week in Jacksonville Athletics - Sept. 6-11

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's soccer team returns home to Southern Oak Stadium this Thursday night for the first of two home matches this weekend, highlighting the five Dolphins programs in action.Women's Soccer Social Media: Twitter | InstagramSept. 8: vs. Georgia Southern - 7:30 PM Sept. 10: vs. The Citadel - 2 ...

Jacksonville, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's soccer team returns home to Southern Oak Stadium this Thursday night for the first of two home matches this weekend, highlighting the five Dolphins programs in action.

Women's Soccer Social Media: Twitter | Instagram

Sept. 8: vs. Georgia Southern - 7:30 PM Sept. 10: vs. The Citadel - 2 PM

• The women's soccer program extended its unbeaten streak to begin the 2022 campaign, to four matches after Sunday's 1-0 victory against Charleston Southern and Wednesday's 5-1 victory against South Carolina State. • The unbeaten streak to begin the season is the longest since 1998, when the 'Phins began the year with four-straight victories. • The Dolphins close out the non-conference portion of the schedule this weekend, welcoming Georgia Southern (Military Appreciation Night) and The Citadel (Bark in the Park), to Southern Oak Stadium.

Volleyball Social Media: Twitter | Instagram

Sept. 9: vs. Tarleton State - 10 AM Sept. 9: vs. Idaho - 7 PM Sept. 10: vs. Florida Atlantic - 2 PM

• The Dolphins host the second of back-to-back home tournaments this weekend, welcoming Tarleton State, Idaho and Florida Atlantic for the Dolphin Classic. • Jacksonville went 2-1 this past weekend, picking up victories over Chattanooga and Georgia State. • Haley Hart earned Jacksonville Invitational MVP, averaging 3.36 kills per set and 1.35 blocks per set. • In the victory against Chattanooga, setter Rebecca Rocassin recorded a career-high 62 assists in the winning effort.

Men's and Women's Cross Country Social Media: Twitter | Instagram

Sept. 9: at North Florida Invitational

• The men's and women's cross country program began their season this past Friday, running in the VSU Border Clash. • On the men's side, sophomore Riley Maher was the Dolphins' top runner, finishing in a time of 25:08.4. • For the women's program, Hayleigh Palotti was victorious for Jacksonville, finishing in a time of 18:40.5, helping JU to a third place finish as a team.

Men's Soccer Social Media: Twitter | Instagram

Sept. 10: at Lipscomb - 8 PM

• The 'Phins defeated the UC Riverside 4-1 on Friday, before traveling to play Wofford Monday evening. • In the match with the Terriers, Trey Demps scored the first goal of his Jacksonville career. • Jacksonville flips the page to conference play this weekend, traveling to face ASUN preseason favorite Lipscomb.

VOTE: Northeast Florida high school Athlete of the Week poll: Sept. 6

Florida Times-UnionThe results are in.Creekside's Tanner Simonds is the Florida Times-Union's first Athlete of the Week for the 2022-23 high school sports season, covering the week of Aug. 22-27.Simonds, a junior on the boys cross country team, ran a personal-best time of 15:47 to place seventh in the Cecil Field Summer Classic. His performance led Creekside to the overall team title for the annual season-opening event.He placed first in a vote that also included top performers Jillian Candelino (Bo...

Florida Times-Union

The results are in.

Creekside's Tanner Simonds is the Florida Times-Union's first Athlete of the Week for the 2022-23 high school sports season, covering the week of Aug. 22-27.

Simonds, a junior on the boys cross country team, ran a personal-best time of 15:47 to place seventh in the Cecil Field Summer Classic. His performance led Creekside to the overall team title for the annual season-opening event.

He placed first in a vote that also included top performers Jillian Candelino (Bolles girls cross country), Maria Candelora (Bishop Kenny girls swimming), Orel Gray (University Christian football), Terrance Holland (Jackson football), Laney Lipovetsky (Beachside volleyball) and Colton Swartz (Fleming Island boys golf).

This week's vote

It's time to vote for Florida Times-Union's Athlete of the Week for the week of August 29-September 3, 2022.

The Times-Union gathers nominees from scores, stats and nominations e-mailed to the sports desk during the week by coaches across Northeast Florida. Coaches can e-mail these stats and scores to [email protected]

Because of the Labor Day holiday, this week's voting begins Tuesday morning and closes at 10 a.m. Friday. Votes are restricted to once per device per hour.

To see the poll, click here.

Here are the nominees for Aug. 29-Sept. 3.

Jalen Armstead, Ribault football

The senior inside linebacker intercepted a fourth-quarter pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown, helping the Trojans past Atlantic Coast 19-7.

Grant Doherty, Ponte Vedra boys cross country

The senior captured the individual title in 16:17 and helped the Sharks to the boys team championship on home turf at the Craig Speziale Invitational.

Cora Foxwell-Jones, Fernandina Beach girls swimming

The freshman won the 200 and 500-meter freestyle and a pair of relays to power the Pirates to victory in a tri-meet with West Nassau and Yulee.

Spencer McCranie, Columbia boys golf

The senior twice earned medalist honors as the undefeated Tigers overcame Gainesville and Alachua Santa Fe in this week's matches.

Helena Rios, Bartram Trail girls golf

The senior won medalist honors against Nease, shooting a 37, and also helped the Bears continue their unbeaten start with victory against Bolles.

Haley Robinson, Ridgeview volleyball

The junior middle blocker recorded 20 kills and 20 blocks in the Panthers' wins over Fleming Island and Mandarin, and came one dig short of a rare kills-blocks-digs triple-double against Mandarin.

Brody Singley, West Nassau boys swimming

The sophomore won the 500-meter freestyle and the 200 individual medley in the Warriors' tri-meet.

Marcelis Tate, Fletcher football

The Senators' junior quarterback completed 22 of 30 passes for a career-high 330 yards and three touchdowns, leading a 30-28 victory over Tallahassee Chiles.

Arianna Vializ, Mandarin girls cross country

The senior ran a personal-best 21:31, leading a balanced Mustangs team to the championship at the DeLand Invitational.

With 2 restaurants in the works, Chipotle continues Jacksonville expansion. Here's what we know.

After opening six Jacksonville-area restaurants in the last three years – including four last year alone – Chipotle Mexican Grill continues to expand its presence in Northeast Florida.The California-based fast-casual restaurant known for its made-to-order bowls, tacos and burritos featuring local and organic produce has one Jacksonville restaurant in the works and is exploring a second.The first i...

After opening six Jacksonville-area restaurants in the last three years – including four last year alone – Chipotle Mexican Grill continues to expand its presence in Northeast Florida.

The California-based fast-casual restaurant known for its made-to-order bowls, tacos and burritos featuring local and organic produce has one Jacksonville restaurant in the works and is exploring a second.

The first is planned for 5801 Beach Blvd. at Boulevard Crossing, the NAI Hallmark-developed retail center in the former Kmart parking lot near University Boulevard.

More on the way: More than 25 restaurants are in the works for Jacksonville in 2022. Here's a list.

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There, the city approved in June a building permit for a 2,435-square-foot shell building now under construction. According to plans submitted to the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation, the restaurant will seat about 40 in its dining room and another 20 in an outdoor patio dining area. It will also include a drive-thru.

At Boulevard Crossing, Chipotle would join a rebuilt McDonald’s (2020), Starbucks (2021) and Wingstop (2022).

Chipotle is also considering a restaurant in Baymeadows, at 9172 Baymeadows Road, the vacant site of a former gas station, near Hardee’s and 4 Rivers Smokehouse.

According to plans submitted to JEA on Aug. 24, Chipotle plans a 2,431-square-foot, 60-seat restaurant with a drive-thru and patio at the site located at the intersection of Baymeadows Road and Western Way.

After debuting in the Jacksonville market in October 2008 with restaurants in Mandarin and the St. Johns Town Center area, Chipotle has opened at least 12 restaurants here, including the following since 2019: 9761 Argyle Forest Blvd., (November 2019), 50 Riverside Ave. (May 2020), 4495 Roosevelt Blvd. (March 2021), 463913 SR 200 in Yulee (June 2021), 1607 CR 220 in Fleming Island (July 2021) and 3860 University Blvd. W. (December 2021).

When it opened in 2019, the Argyle Forest restaurant was the first in Florida to feature a drive-thru, dubbed the “Chipotlane.”

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Volleyball Heads to Florida for Jacksonville Invitational

CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College volleyball team heads down to the sunshine state for the Jacksonville Invitational set to begin on Friday afternoon for the Blue Hose. PC is set to face Georgia State at 1 p.m. before facing Chattanooga at 4 p.m. The weekend wraps up on Saturday against the host Jacksonville beginning at 2 p.m.Matchup: Presbyterian (1-2) vs Georgia State (0-3) Date: Friday, Sept. 2 Time: 1 pm Site: Swisher Gym (Jacksonvi...

CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College volleyball team heads down to the sunshine state for the Jacksonville Invitational set to begin on Friday afternoon for the Blue Hose. PC is set to face Georgia State at 1 p.m. before facing Chattanooga at 4 p.m. The weekend wraps up on Saturday against the host Jacksonville beginning at 2 p.m.

Matchup: Presbyterian (1-2) vs Georgia State (0-3) Date: Friday, Sept. 2 Time: 1 pm Site: Swisher Gym (Jacksonville,Fla.) Live Stats: Sidearm Stats Twitter: @BlueHoseVolley

Matchup: Presbyterian vs Chattanooga (0-3) Date: Friday, Sept. 2 Time: 4 pm Site: Swisher Gym (Jacksonville,Fla.) Live Stats: Sidearm Stats Twitter: @BlueHoseVolley

Matchup: Presbyterian at Jacksonville (0-3) Date: Saturday, Sept. 3 Time: 2 pm Site: Swisher Gym (Jacksonville,Fla.) Live Stats: Sidearm Stats Twitter: @BlueHoseVolley

Notes

Last Time Out... The Presbyterian College volleyball team got in the win column on Saturday morning with a 3-1 victory (23-25, 25-16, 25-15, 25-23) over Austin Peay at the Big Orange Bash in Clemson, S.C… The Blue Hose were paced by senior Paige Cairns with a career-high 15 kills. Sophomore Rylee Moorehead added 11 kills and 9 digs in the win. In the nightcap, the Blue Hose dropped a straight-set decision (22-25, 11-25, 20-25) to the host Clemson in the finale of the Big Orange Bash. Cairns led the offensive attack once again with 11 kills.

Head to Head... Georgia State holds a tight 4-3 edge on the Blue Hose as the Panthers took a five-set match from PC last year in Atlanta... Chattanooga has won the only prior meeting against PC in the DI era winning in straight sets during the 2016 season... PC and Jacksonville are tied 3-3 in the all-time series with the Blue Hose winning in straight sets during the 2018 season in the last head-to-head...

Big South Preseason Poll... The Presbyterian College volleyball team was tabbed fifth by the league coaches in the Big South preseason poll, as was announced on Wednesday by the conference office. The coaches voted junior outside hitter Dylan Maberry from High Point for the conference's Preseason Player of the Year and her teammate Maria Miggins as the league's Setter of the Year. Campbell's libero Claranne Fechter was named the Preseason's Defensive Player of the Year.

Scouting the Panthers... Georgia State enters the weekend with an 0-3 mark after dropping home matches to Marist, Auburn and Belmont last weekend. Julianna Truscott led the Panthers in the opening weekend with 42 kills on the offensive end while Erin Wyatt recorded 31. On the defensive end, Livy Kowalkowski totaled a team-high 61 digs and Kayla Broom led the way with 14 blocks.

Scouting the Mocs... Chattanooga begins the weekend coming off of a winless weekend that saw the Mocs drop contests against Santa Clara, Georgia and Troy. Natalie Tyson paced the Mocs last weekend with 26 kills. Paige Gallentine led Chattanooga defensively with 32 digs. The Mocs had 11 different players record a block last weekend in Athens.

Scouting the Dolphins... The host Dolphins went winless at North Texas in matchups with the Mean Green, UTRGV and UNLV. Haley Hart led the Dolphins last weekend with 28 kills on the attack. Rebecca Rocassin led the Dolphins with 64 helpers. Lyric Love had a team-high 11 blocks at North Texas.

Sparkman Acing Opening Weekend... The Boise, Idaho native set a career-high with a pair of matches recording four aces last weekend in Clemson. Sparkman had seven digs and four aces in the season opener against La. Tech. The Blue Hose DS added 11 digs along with another four aces in the Blue Hose win over the Governors. Sparkman paces the league with her eight aces through the opening weekend.

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