Both teams came out quickly matching each other point-for-point until the score was 24 apiece. Charleston Southern took a short lead off of a Lady Chanticleer attack error and a kill from Ashlee Kadatz. However, senior Kristin Rinne (Fountain Hills, Ariz./Fountain Hills) answered back with two quick kills and junior Nakia Thompson (Lexington, S.C./Lexington) put one ball down to take the 27-26 lead and force a Lady Buccaneer timeout. Thompson came back with another kill after the timeout, but the Lady Buccaneers responded with two kills of their own, from Renae Popovich and Jillian Worby. Coastal then got the 30-28 win off of a Charleston Southern service error and a big kill from Thompson. The Lady Buccaneers were led by Kadatz and Jenni Shepherd who each had four kills. As a team, Coastal hit .230 off of six kills from freshman Jill Nyhof (Alpharetta, Ga./Northview) and five apiece from Rinne and Thompson.
The Lady Chanticleers got the early 11-6 lead before two consecutive Coastal errors brought the Lady Buccaneers within three. The game continued to be a close one due to sloppy play, Charleston Southern had six errors and Coastal had seven. It wasn't until Head Coach Kristen Bauer took a timeout that the Coastal offense was sparked. After the time out, Nyhof blasted the ball down for a kill and the blocking duo of Rinne and fellow senior Ashley Scheible (Westerville, Ohio/North) helped put the Lady Chants ahead 27-22. Despite two Canan Erdogan kills and a block from Sam Sasan and Shepherd, the Lady Bucs couldn't catch up losing the game 30-26. Coastal was led by Nyhof who had five kills and senior Laura Obert (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother of Mercy) who had four. Coastal hit .283 to Charleston Southern's .149. The Lady Bucs were led by Kadatz who had five kills and Erdogan who tallied four.
The Lady Chanticleers made their last game in Kimbel Arena for the 2006 season a good one, getting the win 30-21. Coastal got the early 14-7 lead thanks to senior leadership from Scheible and Obert who each had three kills. After a Charleston Southern timeout, the Lady Buccaneers managed to pull within five from two Worby kills and one from Lauren San Martin. However, Coastal wouldn't back down getting huge defensive blocks from the team of Obert and setter Meagan Tracey (Scottsdale, Ariz./Horizon) and Obert with Nyhof. Scheible got five more kills to lead the Lady Chants to victory. Coastal ended the game on a .286 hitting percentage being led by Scheible who exploded for 8 kills with a .500 hitting percentage. Obert ended with five kills hitting .556. Charleston Southern was led by Worby who tallied six kills on a .308 hitting percentage as the Lady Bucs hit .094 as a team.
The Lady Buccaneers were led by Kadatz who ended the night hitting .375 on 10 kills and 14 digs. Worby finished with nine kills and 10 digs while Shepherd and Erdogan each tallied seven. Shepherd also scooped up 11 digs. Libero Miki Wilson had 20 digs and Sasan ended with 25 assists. As a team, Charleston Southern hit .139 with 21 errors and recorded seven total blocks. Coastal had two players with double-doubles on the evening. Thompson picked up her 13th after having 10 kills and 17 digs while Nyhof got her third double-double on 13 kills and 12 digs hitting .333. However, the real story for Coastal was the senior leadership on the night. Scheible led the offensive effort for the Lady Chants tallying 14 kills with a .440 hitting percentage which tied her season-high. Obert ended the night with 12 kills having her second straight game with a hitting percentage over .300. She ended with a .345 hitting percentage and recorded seven total blocks. Rinne ended the night recording eight kills and eight digs. Also having a strong performance for Coastal was libero Brett Starbuck (Glen Allen, Va./JR Tucker) who recorded her fourth 20-plus dig match scooping up 28 balls and Tracey who had 52 assists, her sixth 50-plus assist match on the season. As a team, Coastal had a .263 hitting percentage on 18 errors with 10 total blocks.
Charleston Southern will head to first place Winthrop to face the Lady Eagles in the first round of the Big South Tournament on Tuesday, November 14. The Lady Chanticleers will wait to see how the remaining conference matches end to determine where they will travel for their first round match. That information will be released on Sunday evening.