Oct. 20, 2012
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Coastal Carolina volleyball team fell behind early in the match and was able to fight back to force a fifth set but the Bulldogs of UNC Asheville jumped out to a quick lead in the fifth and held on to win. The loss ends the Chants three-match winning streak in Big South Conference action and knocks them into a tie for second-place in the BSC standings.
Coastal's record fell to 8-12 overall and 6-3 in Big South play while the Bulldogs improve to 8-16 overall and 4-4 in BSC action.
The Chants were led by freshman Gabriella Horvath who delivered 14 kills and 11 digs in the match for her fifth double-double of the season. Freshman Eszter Nagy added 11 kills, four digs and three blocks while hitting for a .348 average. Junior Meghan Laffin had 10 kills while junior Kindra Bailey and freshman Monica Hall each had nine.
The Chants dropped the opening set by a 25-14 margin before taking the second set 25-20. The Bulldogs jumped back on top in the third set 25-23 but the Chants had the answer in the fourth with a commanding 25-15 set victory. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the fifth set and the Chants were unable to reel them back in as UNCA went on to win 15-9.
Both teams hit for a .189 average in the match while Coastal won the dig battle 75-72 and Asheville took the blocks 9-6. CCU also out-served the Bulldogs with five aces and four errors while UNCA had four aces and five errors.
Coastal will return to action Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. as the Chants travel to Winthrop for another key Big South match-up. The Bulldogs travel to High Point on Oct. 26 and first serve is set for 7 p.m.