Sept. 28, 2013
CLINTON - The Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian volleyball teams went toe-to-toe in Clinton, S.C. Saturday evening with the Blue Hose coming away with the 3-2 victory. The match started out with one of the longest sets in CCU history as the Chants edged the Blue Hose 41-39 in the opening stanza. CCU went on to win the second set 25-20 before the Blue Hose rattled off three-straight set victories to take the match.
PC won the third set, 25-21, the fourth set, 25-20 and the fifth set, 15-11.
The Blue Hose improved to 2-0 in Big South Conference play while pushing their overall record to 4-13. CCU fell to 8-7 overall and 1-1 in conference play.
Senior Kindra Bailey led the Chants with 16.5 points. She had 11 kills, three service aces and three blocks including two solo. She also added seven digs. Redshirt sophomore Lian Bernett finished with 12 kills, 11 digs and three blocks. Senior Meghan Laffin led the team in kills with 15 while sophomore Gabriella Horvath added 12 kills and 14 digs.
Senior Lauren Alejo set a new career-high with 58 assists. She added 12 digs for her fourth double-double of the season. Redshirt junior Lindsay Gill finished with 16 digs and a pair of service aces. With her 16 digs, Gill now has 1,249 career digs and ranks 10th in the CCU record book. She needs just 24 more to tie Chelsy Kimes (2007-10) for ninth.
Junior Jenna Orner led the team with five service aces and finished with 15 digs.
PC was led by Andrea Barman who had 15 kills and five blocks.
CCU hit just .144 as a team over the five sets while the Blue Hose compiled a .212 hitting percentage. The Chants out-dug the Blue Hose 90-81 and had eight more service aces. PC won the block battle 13-8.
Coastal will play its first home match since Aug. 31 this Friday as the Chants host High Point University at 7 p.m. CCU will also be home Saturday afternoon against Campbell at 2 p.m.