Sept. 14, 2013
KENNESAW, Ga. - Senior Lauren Alejo of the Coastal Carolina volleyball team became just the sixth player in Coastal Carolina history to reach 2,000 career assists with her 26 helpers in CCU's first match Saturday. She added 33 more assists in CCU's final match of the tournament to bring her career total to 2,042. The Chants fell to host Kennesaw State in the first match of the day, 3-1, before downing Stony Brook, 3-0, in the tournament finale.
The Chants improved their record to 5-5 on the year while KSU moved to 4-5 and SBU fell to 3-7.
Redshirt sophomore Lian Bernett led the Chants in their 3-0 win with 13 kills and nine digs while compiling a .300 attack percentage. She also chipped in three service aces. Sophomore Gabriella Horvath had 12 kills, three digs and three blocks while compiling a .308 attack percentage.
Alejo had 33 assists and seven digs while redshirt junior libero Lindsay Gill led the team with 13 digs.
As a team the Chants had eight service aces and six blocks. Stony Brook had just four aces and five blocks.
CCU took the first two sets by scores of 25-22 before downing the Seawolves 25-20 in the third and final set.
The Chants came out on fire against Kennesaw State taking the first set 25-16 but the Owls responded by winning the next three sets, 26-24, 25-14 and 25-15.
The Owls did not allow a CCU attacker to reach double-digit kills as Horvath and senior Kindra Bailey led the way with eight kills each. Senior Meghan Laffin added seven kills to mix while sophomore Eszter Nagy had a season-high seven blocks including two solo.
Alejo led the team in both assists and digs with 26 and nine, respectively.
The Chants compiled a season-low .076 attack percentage while the Owls hit for .156.
Coastal will return to action next weekend for its toughest test yet as the Chants travel to the University of Tennessee for a tournament. The Chants will battle Jacksonville State, Georgia Tech and host Tennessee over the weekend.