Week 10 Notes:
This Week’s Matches:
-Friday, Oct. 26 at Presbyterian, 7 p.m.
-Saturday, Oct. 27 at UNC Asheville, 2 p.m. (Live Stats, Live Video)
Presbyterian Blue Hose
2007 Record: 15-11
2007 Conference Record: N/A
Head Coach: Chris Belshe
Series Record: Coastal leads 2-1
Last Meeting: Presbyterian won 3-1 on Sept. 29, 2007
Notes: Plays a Tuesday night match at Campbell before returning to Templeton Center for a four-match homestand... Enters the week riding a seven-match losing skid... Swept in the last five matches and have not won a game in 18 games... Last win was its 3-1 victory over Coastal... Kelsey McKee leads the Blue Hose with a .350 hitting percentage and 70 blocks (15 solo, 55 assist), while Lauren Mason is averaging 4.75 kills per game... Carolyn Fabros has 981 assists, averaging 10.66 per game... Elizabeth Heineman is averaging 4.24 digs per game.
UNC Asheville Bulldogs
2007 Record: 6-19
2007 Conference Record: 0-8, Big South
Head Coach: Julie Torbett
Series Record: Series is tied 17-17
Last Meeting: Coastal won 3-0 Sept. 28, 2007
Notes: Faces Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night before opening a four-match homestand against Charleston Southern on Friday night... Has lost its last 11 matches, including eight in conference play... Last win was a 3-0 sweep over Southern on Sept. 15 at the Alabama State Tournament... Has only played in two five-game matches this season with both being losses to Kennesaw State and East Tennessee... Currently 2-5 at home this season... Kelsey Benorden leads the team with 3.86 kills per game and 24 service aces... Rachel Guinane has 826 assists... Raquel Miotto is averaging 4.87 digs per game.
Closing In On 1,000
Junior Brett Starbuck is just 10 digs shy of reaching the 1,000 barrier in her career. Eight Lady Chanticleers have totaled 1,000 digs in their careers with the most recent being Kristin Rinne, who recorded her 1,000th dig against the College of Charleston on Nov. 27, 2005.
Freshman Megan Bickford had a career-high three block solos against Radford on Friday night. It was just the third time this season and the second Lady Chanticleer to have three block solos in a match. Sophomore Jill Nyhof tallied three block solos against both Samford (Sept. 2) and Presbyterian (Sept. 29).
No Errors For Kimes
Freshman Chelsy Kimes committed no attacking errors against Liberty, marking the first time this season she has not made an attack error in a match. Previously, her fewest errors in a match was one, coming in Coastal’s 3-0 sweep of South Carolina State.
Starbuck Reaches 30 Again
For the second time this season, junior Brett Starbuck recorded a 30-dig match. The libero from Glen Allen, Va. tallied 30 digs against Radford on Friday night. Just a week before, Starbuck set a new career-high with 37 digs against High Point on Friday, Oct. 12.
.400 Or Better
Looking at the stats from the Radford match on Friday night, Coastal’s individual hitting stands out. Four different Lady Chants hit above .400 and recorded at least one kill per game played. Freshman Megan Bickford led the team with a .552 hitting percentage, making 18 kills off 29 total attacks. Also hitting above .400 were senior Nakia Thompson (.429), sophomore Jill Nyhof (.410) and freshman Amanda Russell (.429).
On The Road Again
The Lady Chants are on the road for the rest of the 2007 season. Coastal has five regular season matches remaining and then ventures to Liberty for the Big South Tournament Nov. 15-17.
Coastal Celebrates Senior Night
Seniors Nakia Thompson and Devon West were recognized following Coastal’s 3-1 win over Radford on Senior Night. Through Saturday’s match, Thompson has 686 career kills and 171 total blocks (22 solo, 149 block assists). Meanwhile, West, who has played for Coastal for three years, has 14 aces and 168 digs.
No More Tuesday Nights
Coastal played its final Tuesday night match at the College of Charleston this week. The match was the first away midweek match for the Lady Chants, who went 3-1 on Tuesday nights in 2007. Under head coach Kristen Bauer, Coastal is 7-2 in Tuesday night regular season finales.
The Final Stretch
Coastal closed out its home schedule last weekend, which was the earliest the home schedule has ended in program history. Head coach Kristen Bauer has guided Coastal to a 7-3 mark in regular season home finales.
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 and Coastal went 8-4 in that stretch.
Kimbel Sweet Kimbel
Coastal Carolina knows how to defend its home court. Since 1987, the Lady Chanticleers are 168-96 in home matches.
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.
When In October
Coastal Carolina is 51-39 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 is currently 2-5 in October this season.
Coastal’s Overall Leaders
Listed below is where the Lady Chanticleers ranked among the Big South’s overall leaders through Oct. 22.
Hitting Percentage: Megan Bickford, .333 (1st), Jill Nyhof, .237 (10th)
Kills: Chelsy Kimes, 3.58 per game (3rd), Jill Nyhof, 3.49 per game (4th)
Assists: Meagan Tracey, 11.48 per game (3rd)
Service Aces: Megan Pollard, 0.32 per game (7th), Chelsy Kimes, 0.31 per game (8th)
Blocks: Megan Bickford, 0.93 per game (4th)
Digs: Brett Starbuck, 5.52 per game (1st)
All In the Conference
Listed below is how the Lady Chants ranked in the Big South in only conference-only matches through Oct. 22:
Hitting Percentage: Megan Bickford, .339 (2nd)
Kills: Jill Nyhof, 3.38 per game (10th)
Assists: Meagan Tracey, 11.17 per game (4th)
Service Aces: Megan Pollard, 0.45 per game (3rd), Kristin Wolf, 0.32 per game (7th), Megan Bickford, 0.31 per game (T-8th)
Blocks: Megan Bickford, 1.10 per game (4th)
Digs: Brett Starbuck, 6.17 per game (1st)
What An Honor
Listed below are Coastal’s individual accolades from the 2007 season. As of Oct.22, 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)