Volleyball Sweeps Georgia State
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Coastal Carolina volleyball team extended its winning streak to 10 matches Friday night with a three-set sweep (25-18, 25-14, 25-14) of Georgia State.
Coastal improves to 16-7, 13-1 to remain in first place in the Sun Belt east division with two regular season matches remaining. The Chants finish their conference schedule next weekend with matches at South Alabama (Nov. 10) and Troy (Nov. 11).
The Chants held advantages in nearly every statistical category against the Panthers, including kills (38-30), hitting (.273 - .140) and digs (47-46). Each team had five blocks.
Leah Hardmean had 14 kills with a .286 hitting percentage, the only player to finish with double-digit kills. Kyla Manning put down nine kills at .296 pace, and Kinga Windisch landed seven swings at a .267 pace.
A 7-2 CCU run early in the first set put the Chants ahead 9-4, and Coastal rode five Hardeman kills and a .242 hitting percentage to a seven-point set win.
The middle frame saw the Chants hit .412, their highest percentage of the match. Hardeman had another five kills, and Windisch added four. Hardeman also added six digs, as did Alvis, to limit Georgia State to hitting .162. Coastal took a quick 11-4 lead, and remained in front by at least six points for the remainder of the set.
The final frame was another dominant one for the Chants, as Georgia State managed to even the score four times early on but never held a lead. Coastal went ahead for good after winning four straight points to break a 6-6 tie. Dos Santos factored into both of Coastal's blocks in the frame, one of which was assisted by Manning.