August 28, 20151st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
CSUN1927251992
Lipscomb25251825153
CSUNTeam StatsLIP
.147Hitting Pct..260
47Kills68
25Errors24
150Total Attacks169
45Assists66
5Aces8
67Digs69
9.5Blocks10.0
CSUNLeadersLIP
Owens - 16
KillsDOBSON - 18
Conati - 39
AssistsOSTROM - 58
Sato - 3
AcesTHOMAS - 3
Sato - 17
DigsTHOMAS - 19
Haake - 4
Stinson - 4
BlocksDOBSON - 7
August 29, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Lipscomb252524253
Idaho State202226231
LIPTeam StatsISU
.184Hitting Pct..221
53Kills52
27Errors21
141Total Attacks140
53Assists47
9Aces6
61Digs54
2.0Blocks7.0
LIPLeadersISU
DOBSON - 14
KillsLYMAN - 16
OSTROM - 49
AssistsFARRER - 40
ESTES - 3
AcesJOHNSON - 4
THOMAS - 12
ANDERSON - 12
DigsJOHNSON - 16
DOBSON - 2
BlocksREEDER - 4
LYMAN - 4
August 29, 20151st2nd3rd4thFinal
Lipscomb252825253
Utah193023231
LIPTeam StatsUTAH
.268Hitting Pct..270
63Kills64
22Errors23
153Total Attacks152
59Assists63
3Aces2
58Digs54
6.0Blocks8.0
LIPLeadersUTAH
NUSBAUM - 17
KillsAnae - 26
OSTROM - 56
AssistsCygan - 37
PHELAN - 3
AcesTrueman - 1
Jorgensen - 1
THOMAS - 21
DigsSutton - 18
SPITZNAGLE - 4
BlocksDeYoung - 5
Volleyball opens season in Utah Classic
Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Mark McGee
Volleyball opens season in Utah Classic

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH – Lipscomb opens the volleyball season this weekend at the Utah Classic hosted by the University of Utah.

The classic kicks off Friday at 5:30 p.m. when Lipscomb faces Cal State-Northridge at the Huntsman Center.

Saturday Lipscomb will play Idaho State at 1 and close out the day with an 8 p.m. match with Utah.

Brandon Rosenthal is beginning his 13th season as the head coach of the Lipscomb volleyball team. The Lady Bisons won the Atlantic Sun regular season title in 2014 with a 13-1 record. They finished 21-9 overall and finished the season with a 39 ranking in the NCAA Division I RPI.

Scouting Reports

Cal State-Northridge: This will be the first meeting between Lipscomb and Cal State-Northridge from the Big West Conference.

They are picked to finish fourth in their conference. Players to watch include outside hitter Ciena West, a first team All-Conference pick in 2014 with 329 kills, an average of 3.29 per set, and defensive specialist Alia Casino.

The Matadors were 19-12 overall in 2014.

Idaho State: This will be the first meeting ever between Idaho State and Lipscomb in volleyball. The Bengals won the Big Sky regular season championship in 2014.

Key returners are Tressa Lyman and Mackenzie Filer. They were both All-Big Sky First Team All-Conference. Lyman also earned Big Sky MVP honors.

Filer, a 6-foot-4 middle blocker, had 274, averaging 2.49 kills per set. Lyman Lyman, a 6-1 outside hitter, led the team with 404 kills in 2014, an average of 3.51 per set. She was second on the team in digs with 321.

Idaho State is coached by Rick Reynolds who is in his first season as head coach with the program. The Bengals were 23-9 last season, 15-1 in the conference.

Utah: The Pac-12 Utes are ranked 23rd in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Preseason Poll for Aug. 12.

Utah has won seven straight home openers. They are 24-2 in the Utah Classic since 2001 and are 6-0 in the last two Classics.

They finished 20-13 last season and earned their 12th trip to the NCAA Tournament.

Outside hitter Adora Anae, a sophomore, was named to the All-Pac 12 Preseason Team. She made 280 kills, 2.46 per set and had 129 digs.

Another sophomore to watch is middle-blocker-outside hitter Carly Trueman who finished 2014 with 178 kills, 1.66 per set, and 113 blocks.

Tournament Notes

Pleased to meet you: The Lady Bisons will be facing Cal State Northridge and Idaho State for the first time ever.

This will be the second meeting in program history between Lipscomb and Utah. Last year in the Lipscomb Invitational at Allen Arena in Nashville, Tennessee Utah beat the Lady Bisons 3-1.

LUV that Jewell: Middle blocker Jewell Dobson, one of the top players in the history of the program, is back for another season as a redshirt senior.

The 2014 season was cut short as she was injured two sets into the fourth match of the season at Missouri. Dobson had been selected by Atlantic Sun Coaches as the 2014 Preseason Player of the Year.

Captains, our captains: The tri-captains for the 2015 season are senior middle blockers Jewell Dobson and Molly Spitznagle and senior right side Brittnay Estes.