Oct. 29, 2011
CONWAY - The Coastal Carolina women's volleyball team fell to Presbyterian 3-0 in its final home Big South Conference match of the season on Saturday, Oct. 29, by scores of 25-20, 25-19 and 25-19.
The Chants moved to 10-18 on the season and to 3-8 in the conference, while Presbyterian improved to 11-16 overall and to 5-6 in the Big South.
Coastal built up a 4-1 lead to start the match with senior Erika Lightsey recording two of the points for the Chanticleers on kills. Presbyterian came back to tie the match at five apiece after Kelly Berryman posted her fist kill of the set. Neither team was able to go ahead by more than two points until late in the set when the Blue Hose scored four straight points to take the 21-17 advantage. Coastal was unable to make a run of its own as Presbyterian took the 25-20 win.
The Blue Hose carried the momentum into the second set, as they went ahead 5-0. Coastal pulled within three points at 10-7 following a kill by freshman Lian Bernett. The Chants were unable to get any closer, while Presbyterian went ahead 2-0 in the match following a 25-19 win in the second set.
Coastal took the early 2-1 lead in the third set with the Chants picking up the points on an attack error by the Blue Hose and a kill by sophomore Sam Skryd. The Chanticleers' largest lead of the set came at the 5-3 mark when Presbyterian posted an attack error. Presbyterian scored the next six points to take their first lead of the set and to go ahead 9-5. Junior Jamie DiMaggio made it a 10-8 game on a service ace, but Coastal could not pull any closer and the Blue Hose won the match with a third set score of 25-19.
Sophomore Kindra Bailey led the Chants with eight kills and four blocks. Fellow classmate Lindsay Gill grabbed eight digs on the afternoon and Skryd finished the match with 23 assists. Freshman Katie Martin had two service aces in the match.
Leading the way for Presbyterian was Rachel Hall who registered 13 kills and posted an attacking percentage of .591. Berryman finished with three total blocks and three service aces. Mary Trimpe had a team high 13 digs, while Ashtin Frank accumulated 40 assists.
The Chanticleers will play in their final home match of the 2011 season on Tuesday, Nov. 1, when they host South Carolina State at 6 p.m. in Kimbel Arena. Seniors Simone Autry, Lightsey and Kelsie Mauck will be honored for their accomplishments and contributions to Coastal volleyball following the conclusion of the match.