Week 12 Notes:
This Week’s Matches:
-Friday, Nov. 9 at Charleston Southern (Live Stats)
Charleston Southern Lady Buccaneers
2007 Record: 9-19
2007 Conference Record: 1-10, Big South
Head Coach: Danyel Bellush
Series Record: Coastal leads 31-13
Last Meeting: Coastal won 3-0 on Sept. 21
Notes: Concludes the 2007 regular season with a pair of home matches... Faces South Carolina State on Tuesday night before ending the regular season against Coastal on Friday night... Has lost its last six matches, all of which were against Big South opponents... Last win was a 3-0 sweep over Savannah State on Oct. 16... Amberle Trinder is the team’s top hitter with a .246 hitting percentage... Both Amanda Hill and Renae Popvich average over 3.00 kills per game... Hill also carries a 3.03 dig per game average, the only Lady Buccaneer averaging over 3.00 digs per game...
That’s Our Setter!
Out of Coastal’s last four matches, sophomore Meagan Tracey has added several kills of her own in three of those matches. As a matter of fact, she’s added four kills at each Presbyterian, UNC Asheville and High Point. Tracey has registered four or more kills in 13 of the 28 matches she’s played in 2007.
Another Double-Double For Kimes
Freshman Chelsy Kimes posted 15 kills and 12 digs at Winthrop for her team-leading ninth double-double of the season. In addition to her double-double at Winthrop, she’s recorded a pair of double-doubles against future Big South opponent Presbyterian as well as one versus High Point.
Friday Night Finale
The 2007 regular season comes to a close on Friday night at Charleston Southern. Coastal has won four of its last five regular season finales, including a 3-0 sweep of Charleston Southern last year and a 3-2 win at Charleston Southern in 2005. Since 1991, the Lady Chants are 12-4 in regular season finales.
Locked In Fourth
Although the official seedings have not been released, Coastal Carolina has secured the fourth seed in the Big South Tournament, regardless of the result of Friday night’s match. The Lady Chants currently hold a 5-6 Big South record. Third-place High Point is currently 7-3, while fifth-place Radford is 3-8.
Starbuck Digs A Grand
Junior Brett Starbuck tallied her 1,000th career dig during game two against Presbyterian on Oct. 26. She became the ninth Lady Chanticleer in program history to reach the mark and the first since Kristin Rinne, who recorded her 1,000th dig against the College of Charleston on Nov. 27, 2005. Since Oct. 26, Starbuck has compiled 80 digs and now has 1,070 career digs to her name.
On The Road Again
The Lady Chants are on the road for the rest of the 2007 season. Coastal has one regular season match 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 Oct. 27, Thompson has 698 career kills and 178 total blocks (23 solo, 155 block assists). Meanwhile, West, who has played for Coastal for three years, has 15 aces and 170 digs.
No More Tuesday Nights
Coastal played its final Tuesday night match at the College of Charleston on Oct. 16. 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 Oct. 20, 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, Sept. 29 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 Unfriendly Road
While the Lady Chants enjoy the comforts of Kimbel Arena, the road hasn’t been quite as friendly. Since 1987, Coastal is currently 94-143 in away matches. Additionally, Coastal has only had five winning away records.
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 November
Coastal Carolina is 34-24 all-time in the month of November under head coach Kristen Bauer. Not including the Big South Tournament, Bauer has guided the Lady Chants to a 27-16 November mark. The most overall wins by Coastal in the month of November was seven in 2002.
When In October
Coastal Carolina is 52-40 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 went 3-6 in October this season.
When In 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.
Coastal’s Overall Leaders
Listed below is where the Lady Chanticleers ranked among the Big South’s overall leaders through Nov. 5.
Hitting Percentage: Megan Bickford, .344 (1st)
Kills: Chelsy Kimes, 3.54 per game (4th), Jill Nyhof, 3.48 per game (5th)
Assists: Meagan Tracey, 11.52 per game (3rd)
Service Aces: Chelsy Kimes, 0.31 per game (7th), Meagn Tracey, 0.30 per game (8th). Megan Pollard, 0.29 per game (9th)
Blocks: Megan Bickford, 0.94 per game (3rd)
Digs: Brett Starbuck, 5.55 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 Nov. 5:
Hitting Percentage: Megan Bickford, .349 (3rd),
Kills: Chesly Kimes, 3.41 per game (9th)
Assists: Meagan Tracey, 11.15 per game (4th)
Service Aces: Megan Pollard, 0.38 per game (4th), Megan Bickford, 0.33 per game (7th), Kristin Wolf, 0.30 per game (10th)
Blocks: Megan Bickford, 1.13 per game (4th), Nakia Thompson, 1.00 per game (T-7th)
Digs: Brett Starbuck, 6.03 per game (1st)
What An Honor
Listed below are Coastal’s individual accolades from the 2007 season. As of Nov. 5, 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)