Week 7 Notes:
This Week’s Matches:
-Friday, Oct. 5 at Radford, 7 p.m. (Live Stats)
-Saturday, Oct. 6 at Liberty, 2 p.m. (Live Stats, Live Video)
2007 Record: 4-14
2007 Conference Record: 0-3, Big South
Head Coach: Crystal Poskey
Series Record: Coastal leads 16-15
Last Meeting: Coastal won 3-0, Oct. 21, 2006
Notes: Opens a four-match homestand on Friday night... Is currently 1-2 at the Dedmon Center with its only home win being a 3-0 sweep of Wofford Aug. 27... Has lost its last four matches with its last win coming against St. Francis on Sept. 15 at the Bucknell Tournament... Jessica Sullivan leads the Highlanders with a .307 hitting percentage, while Lindsey Poole averages a team-best 2.97 kills per game... Lauren Clary has a team-best 226 digs and a 3.65 dig per game average.
2007 Record: 10-7
2007 Conference Record: 2-1, Big South
Head Coach: Shane Pinder
Series Record: Liberty leads 18-16
Last Meeting: Coastal won 3-1, Nov. 14, 2006
Notes: Hosts Charleston Southern on Friday night... Comes off a 3-1 loss to Big South Conference leader Winthrop on Saturday... Enters the week with a 2-2 home record... Three of their four home matches came Aug. 24-25 when the Flames hosted the Liberty Invitational Presented by Pepsi... Jessica Nelson carries a 3.12 kill per game average, while Chelaine McCarty is hitting .300 with 191 kills off 450 total attacks... Kallie Corbin is averaging 11.56 assists per game overall and 14.58 assists per game against Big South opponents... Both of Corbin’s averages are second in the Big South... Lara Bartolomeo paces Liberty’s defense with 302 digs.
Last Week’s Honors:
It’s two weeks in a row for freshman Chelsy Kimes. The Munster, Ind. native garnered her second and Coastal’s third New Balance Freshman of the Week honor from the Big South on Monday, Oct. 1. Kimes had 18 or more kills in each of Coastal’s matches last week, averaging 5.27 kills per game. She also had double-doubles in two of Coastal’s three matches with 21 kills and 10 digs against UNC Wilmington and 18 kills and 10 digs against Presbyterian.
Leave It To Wolf
Junior Kristin Wolf had a standout performance against UNC Asheville Friday night. Wolf totaled a career-high three service aces, a match-best .455 hitting percentage and her first career solo block.
Double or Nothing
With 15 matches under her belt, freshman Chesly Kimes has a double-double in six of those. She’s tallied a double-double in each of Coastal’s Tuesday night matches and has double-doubles against Samford, Gardner-Webb and Presybetrian.
That’s Our Setter?
Sophomore Megan Tracey is normally the one setting up the offensive plays. Against Presbyterian, not only did Tracey set up the offense with 52 assists, but she helped defensively with 17 digs, the second-highest for Coastal. It was third time in her career she’s had at least 17 digs in a match.
Starbuck Tops Single Season Dig Total
With 69 digs last week, junior Brett Starbuck has a new single season high for digs. She now has 350 on the season, which is 37 better than her single season best of 313 from last year.
A Top Notch Start
Coastal is off to a 2-0 start in the Big South. The Lady Chanticleers’ best start in conference action was an 8-0 start in 1996, the same year Coastal won the Big South Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
On The Road Again
Coastal returns to the road for the first time in nearly a month this weekend. The Lady Chanticleers were last away from Kimbel Arena Sept. 7-8 at the Comfort Suites 49ers Volleyball Tournament at Charlotte.
Coastal Travels to Radford
The Lady Chanticleers kick off the road portion of their conference schedule on Friday night at Radford. It is just the second time in program history in which Coastal’s opens road conference action at Radford. The previous meeting resulted in a 3-0 Lady Chanticleer win Oct. 4, 2002.
Eight-Match Homestand Comes To An End
The Lady Chanticleers wrapped up their eight-match homestand on Saturday with a 6-2 record. Coastal’s eight home matches was its second longest span of home matches since 1988. The longest stretch is 12 matches in 2003. Coastal, who went 8-4 in that stretch, hosted a pair of tournaments and then welcomed UNC Wilmington, High Point, Charlotte, Charleston Southern, Radford and Liberty that season.
Kimbel Sweet Kimbel
Coastal Carolina knows how to defend its home court. Since 1987, the Lady Chanticleers are 167-90 in home matches, including having won 11 of their last 14 matches at Kimbel Arena.
The Home Court Advantage
Coastal has gone 13-6 in its first Big South Conference home match since 1988. In her tenure, head coach Kristen Bauer has guided the Lady Chants to a 6-3 record in conference home openers.
Cleaning Out The House
In its last 11 home-openers, Coastal Carolina is 7-4. Out of those 11, eight matches had scores of 3-0, including six of Coastal’s wins.
Closing Out September
Under head coach Kristen Bauer, Coastal Carolina is 56-62 in the month of September, including 9-5 this year. The Lady Chants’ nine wins ties the most matches Coastal has won in a single September under Bauer. Coastal first reached nine September wins in 2003 with a 9-4 mark.
When In October
Coastal Carolina is 49-34 in the month of October under head coach Kristen Bauer. The most wins by Coastal in the month of October was nine, which was reached in both 2004 and 2005.
Coastal’s Overall Leaders
Listed below is where the Lady Chanticleers ranked among the Big South’s overall leaders through Oct. 1.
Hitting Percentage: Megan Bickford, .338 (1st), Jill Nyhof, .238 (10th)
Kills: Chelsy Kimes, 3.93 per game (3rd), Jill Nyhof, 3.48 per game (5th)
Assists: Meagan Tracey, 11.86 per game (1st)
Service Aces: Meagan Tracey, 0.35 per game (6th), Chesly Kimes, 0.31 per game (9th), Megan Pollard, 0.31 per game (10th)
Blocks: Megan Bickford, 0.80 per game (9th)
Digs: Brett Starbuck, 5.30 per game (2nd)
All In the Conference
Listed below is how the Lady Chants ranked in the Big South in only conference-only matches through Oct. 1:
Hitting Percentage: Megan Bickford, .333 (T-4th), Chelsy Kimes, .325 (5th)
Kills: Chelsy Kimes, 5.33 per game (1st)
Assists: Meagan Tracey, 12.67 per game (4th)
Service Aces: Kristin Wolf, 0.83 per game (1st), Megan Pollard, 0.67 per game (2nd), Megan Bickford, 0.50 per game (T-3rd)
Blocks: Nakia Thompson, 1.00 per game (T-4th),
Digs: Brett Starbuck, 5.17 per game (4th)
What An Honor
Listed below are Coastal’s individual accolades from the 2007 season. As of Oct.1, Coastal has garnered six All-Tournament nods, one Big South Conference Choice Hotels Player of the Week and three Big South Conference New Balance Freshman of the Week.
Megan Bickford (Louisville Invitational, Comfort Suites 49ers Volleyball Classic, The Caravelle Resort Invitational)
Brett Starbuck (Barber’s Bulldog Classic, The Caravelle Resort Invitational)
Jill Nyhof (Comfort Suites 49ers Volleyball Classic)
Big South Conference Choice Hotels Player of the Week:
Jill Nyhof (Sept. 10)
Big South Conference New Balance Freshman of the Week:
Megan Bickford (Sept. 10)
Chelsy Kimes (Sept. 24)
Chelsy Kimes (Oct. 1)