Chants Continue Strong Play Against the Bulldogs
Oct. 26, 2013
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina volleyball team moved to 6-3 in Big South Conference play with a 3-1 victory at home over UNC Asheville. The loss moved the Bulldogs to 4-4 in conference play. CCU had four Chants compile double-digit kills and four with double-digit digs in the victory.
Leading the way for Coastal was redshirt-sophomore Lian Bernett who tied for the team lead with 13 kills and added 11 digs for her eighth double-double of the season. She also tallied a block and two service aces. Senior Meghan Laffin turned in 13 kills and four blocks while junior Katie Martin had her best effort of the season with 10 kills and a career-high seven blocks including one solo.
Sophomore Gabriella Horvath came up with her seventh double-double of the season with 10 kills and 16 digs. She also had a block. Junior Lindsay Gill led the team with 20 digs while senior Lauren Alejo picked up her seventh double-double of the season with 46 assists and 15 digs.
CCU won the opening two sets by the score of 25-22 before dropping the third set 25-19. CCU sealed the victory with a 25-18 fourth set win.
The Chants had a team attack percentage of .202 while UNCA turned in a .191 average. UNCA out-dug (82-81) and out-blocked (13-8) CCU but was unable to use that advantage to pick up a win.
UNCA jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the opening set but the Chants used an 11-2 run to take a 15-12 lead midway through the set. The Chants would not trail the rest of the set as they took a 25-22 victory.
The second set saw both teams trade points over the opening minutes of the period. With the set tied at five the Chants began an 8-1 run that included back-to-back blocks which gave CCU a 13-6 lead. CCU kept the Bulldogs at bay the rest of the way as they once again won 25-22.
The third set was tight over the opening 20 points as neither team pulled away. With the set tied at 10, UNCA began a 7-1 lead to open up a 17-11 lead. CCU was unable to recover despite fighting off five set points as the Chants fell 25-19.
The fourth set was once again close early but a late run by the Chants proved to be the difference. Tied at 11, CCU went on a 10-2 run to open up a 21-13 lead. UNCA would fight back but it would not be enough as the Chants won 25-18.
The Chants will return to action Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. as they travel to take on in-state rival University of South Carolina.