|October 06, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
ELMORE - 16
HERMAN - 1
SHOFF - 3
GRIFFEY - 3
|October 07, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
SWAN - 1
MATTINGLY - 1
ARMSTRONG - 5
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Lipscomb volleyball heads south to the Sunshine State for a pair of big ASUN Conference matches this weekend.
The Bisons will take on North Florida at 6 p.m. Friday before matching up with current ASUN co-leader Jacksonville at 3 p.m. Saturday. Both matches will be played in UNF Arena after Jacksonville’s Swisher Gymnasium sustained damage from Hurricane Irma, deeming it unplayable.
Only the match with the Ospreys will be on ESPN3, but there will be live stats available for both.
Lipscomb (7-8) is looking to get back on track after splitting last weekend with Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast in Nashville. It will try to avoid the program’s worst conference start since 2003 when the Bisons started 0-5.
Saturday, October 6
3 p.m. – at Jacksonville
- The Bisons lead the all-time series against North Florida, 16-3. They have won eight straight meetings with the Ospreys.
- Lipscomb has downed Jacksonville in five straight matchups to push its all-time series lead to 19-7 over the Dolphins.
- All four meetings with UNF and JU in 2016 went in favor of Lipscomb by way of sweeps.
SCOUTING NORTH FLORIDA:
The Ospreys are 7-11 overall and 0-3 in the conference after dropping matches with Jacksonville, Upstate and NJIT.
They enter the weekend as the only ASUN team with three players ranked in the top 10 in kills. Carina Hoff paces the offense with 186 kills, Taryn Griffey has 158 and Katarina Raicevic owns 148.
On the defensive side, Ashley LaBorde sits in second in the league with 276 digs. The junior is currently averaging 19 digs a match over her last nine games. LaBorde also sits in third in the conference with 48 digs in ASUN matches.
Leading the ASUN in blocks, the Ospreys boast three of the top six blockers in the league. They are led by Alana Shoff with her league-leading 83 stops. Griffey sits third with 56 rejections and Hoff ranks sixth with 50.
North Florida leads the conference in assists (791) Madilyn McCarty ranks sixth with 347 helpers.
The Dolphins enter the weekend 9-7 overall and 3-0 in league play for the first time since 2010. They have not started 4-0 in league play since 2007.
Jacksonville is on tops in the ASUN in digs/set (15.89) and total digs (1,017), while its 756 total assists rank second.
Sophomore Mallory Mattingly, the reigning ASUN Player of the Week, is fourth in the league in kills (201) and kills/set (3.41). Additionally, Mattingly ranks third in service aces (21), aces per set (0.36), and points per set (3.97).
Mackenzie Swan is currently third in the ASUN with 4.20 digs per set and 269 total digs.
Two Dolphins rank in the top 10 in the ASUN in hitting percentage – Amarrah Cooks ranks fourth with a .314 hitting percentage, and Olga Nushtayeva is eighth with a .256 clip.
Alleah Stamatis sits second in the conferene with 521 assists. Her 8.14 helpers per set is fourth best.
- Lipscomb came in ranked 18th in the most recent releasing of the VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll.
- The Bisons rank 32nd in the nation in assists/set (13.11) and 52nd in team kills/set (13.78).
- Nusbaum leads the ASUN and ranks sixth nationally in kills per set with 4.87. She also ranks fourth in ASUN history with 4.31 kills/set. Her 258 kills are 14 more than any other player in the conference.
- Middle blocker Maddie Phillips looks to continue her hot play. Over the last four matches, she is averaging 11.5 kills, 3.06 kills/set and has hit .409. She set a career high with 20 kills at Kennesaw State in the conference opener.
- Lipscomb leads the ASUN in kills/set, assists/set and points/set (17.2).
- Senior libero Brittany Thomas leads Lipscomb with 216 digs. Her 3.93 digs/set are seventh best in the ASUN.
- Junior right side Carli Anderson set the program record with eight service aces last weekend against Stetson. Six of those came on consecutive serves in the opening set.
- Setters Morgan Elmore (320) and Marcella Emmanuelli (307) are eighth and ninth in the conference in assists/set with 5.82 and 5.58, respectively.
- Middle blocker Ca’Layci Coffey stands fifth in the league with 53 total blocks.
- Junior outside hitter Lauren Anderson is on pace for a career best averaging 0.29 services aces per set. That is the ninth-best mark in the league. She has 14 aces this season.
Lipscomb will make the short trek up Granny White to take on rival Belmont next Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. The Bisons will then come home for matches against NJIT and USC Upstate the following weekend.