Junior Katherine Jensen (Vancouver, British Columbia/Sentinel Secondary (Ole Miss)) tallied her 20th double-double of the season with match-highs of 14 kills and 13 digs as Coastal Carolina (17-9, 7-5 Big South Conference) volleyball swept Radford (3-20, 0-11 Big South) (30-17, 30-17, 30-16) on Friday evening at the Kimbel Arena.
Coastal had a dominate performance from the beginning, jumping out to a 20-9 lead on a kill by sophomore Laura Obert (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother Mercy). Kills by Jensen and freshman Nakia Thompson (Lexington, S.C./Lexington) would give CCU the game one 30-17 victory.
The second game was a similar story with the Lady Chanticleers taking an early lead of 9-3, on a kill by sophomore Ashley Schieble (Westerville, Ohio/Westerville North). Two kills by sophomore Alicia Meyers (Temecula, Calif./Temecula Valley) on consecutive plays would increase Coastals led to 15-6. A block by freshman Jaclynn Yocum (Plain City, Ohio/Jonathan Alder) and Obert would finish off the 30-17 victory.
Coastal again took control early in game three at 15-2, on a service ace by Meyers. Radfords attempt to get the score to within ten point proved difficult, as Coastal breezed to a 30-16 game three victory and secured the three-game sweep.
Other standouts besides Jensen include Meyers, who had 10 kills and a .450 hitting percentage. Thompson had an outstanding game for the Chants recorded a season-high eight kills with an amazing .889 hitting percentage, as did Obert who had seven kills, a .357 hitting percentage and five blocks. Junior setter Jennifer Hampton had a match-high 35 assists. Leading the Highlanders was freshman Josie Hanners who had team-high seven kills to go along with 14 assists and a .412 hitting percentage.
For the match Coastal outhit Radford .358 to -.039 and outkilled the Highlanders 49-22.
This was the 11th three-game sweep the Lady Chants have recorded this season and the sixth sweep in the last 11 games.
CCU will be continue its homestand with a night game, November 6, against conference rival Liberty University at 7 p.m. Radford will continue its road trip as it visits Charleston Southern for an 11 a.m. match.