Volleyball Drops Heartbreaker to East Carolina In Five Games


Volleyball Drops Heartbreaker to East Carolina In Five Games

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CONWAY, S.C. - Coastal Carolina's volleyball team ended it's eight game winning streak after a loss to East Carolina University Tuesday. The Lady Chants lost in five games with scores of: 30-26, 28-30, 28-30, 30-22, and 12-15. ECU is now 11-6 while CCU is 10-7.

In game one, Coastal had a 17-11 lead until East Carolina's Mignon Dubenion had a kill and came closer to CCU with a 19-16 game. CCU then took off after a 27-22 difference and won the game after a kill by Katherine Jensen-Spencer (Vancouver, B.C./Sentinel Secondary/Mississippi) 30-26. In the second game, the Lady Chants and the Pirates battled for a lead. At a close CCU 26-25 lead, ECU's Kelly Wernert had a kill and led the Pirates on to the 30-28 win. The third game was tight game until ECU took over in the end for the 30-28 win after a kill from Kelly Wernert led the Pirates on a three point streak. The Lady Chanticleers took control the fourth game with a 16-12 lead, CCU led the entire fourth game and won 30-22. The fifth and final game was a back and forth battle between the Lady Chants and the Pirates. ECU finally finished the contest and won the fifth game 15-12.

Jensen-Spencer led the way for the Lady Chants with 30 kills and 10 digs, just two kills away from her career high in one match. Jennifer Hampton (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro) tallied 61 assists in CCU's effort. Alicia Meyers (Temecula, Calif./Temecula Valley ) contributed a double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs, Krista Kimble (Lake Forest, Calif./El Toro)also added 11 kills for the Lady Chants.

Pam Ferris led the way for the Pirates recording a double-double with 23 kills and 12 digs. Kelly Wernert added 18 kills, and Erica Wilson added 12 kills, to ECU's victory.

The Lady Chanticleers will now host High Point in Kimbel Arena Friday at 7 p.m.