Chants Fall in Five at UNC Asheville


Sophomore Jenna Orner

Oct. 20, 2012

Final Stats

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.

Junior Sam Skryd led the team with 22 digs while junior Lauren Alejo had 47 assists and 11 digs for her sixth double-double of the year. Sophomore Jenna Orner chipped in 14 digs as well.

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.



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