Oct. 25, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina volleyball team put together its best performance of the season while bringing awareness to the fight against breast cancer in its annual "Dig Pink" match. The Chants downed Gardner-Webb University, who entered the match tied for first in the Big South, 3-0 while hitting over .450 as a team.
Coastal improved its record to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the Big South. The Runnin' Bulldogs fell to 14-12 and 5-3 in Big South action.
CCU had just five hitting errors the entire match and they all came in the third set. CCU hit .548 and .545 as a team in the first and second sets, respectively. The average fell to .312 in the third set but the team managed to finish the match with a .459 overall average.
CCU won the opening set 25-9, the second set 25-8 and the third set 25-15.
Sophomore Gabriella Horvath led all hitters with 12 kills on 20 attacks with one error. She compiled a .550 attack percentage with six digs and three service aces. Redshirt sophomore Lian Bernett had nine kills on 19 attacks and no errors for a .474 attack percentage. She also had six digs, two blocks and a service ace. Sophomore Eszter Nagy had seven kills and a team-high four blocks including one solo.
Senior Kindra Bailey had six kills on eight attacks for a team-high .750 attack percentage. She also had three blocks including two solo. Senior Lauren Alejo dished out 35 assists while digging up nine balls. Redshirt junior Lindsay Gill led the team with 14 digs.
Erin Anderson led the Runnin' Bulldogs with five kills while Anna Pashkova had 12 digs.
CCU dominated the entire match holding GWU to a team hitting percentage of .000 including negative hitting percentages in the second and third sets. CCU out-dug the Runnin' Bulldogs 43-32 and out-blocked them 8-1.
The Chants will return to action tomorrow, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. inside the HTC Center against UNC Asheville for another Big South Conference match. UNC Asheville defeated Charleston Southern 3-2 this evening in Charleston.
The Runnin' Bulldogs will return to action next Friday as they host Campbell University.