October 27, 20171st2nd3rdFinal
Lipscomb2525253
USC Upstate1920220
LIPTeam StatsUPST
.377Hitting Pct..280
54Kills42
11Errors12
114Total Attacks107
50Assists36
4Aces1
43Digs42
7.0Blocks4.0
LIPLeadersUPST
NUSBAUM - 15
KillsDEMPSEY - 15
ELMORE - 44
AssistsHAAKE - 36
ANDERSON - 2
AcesHAAKE - 1
THOMAS - 13
DigsSWANSON - 13
ELMORE - 3
COFFEY - 3
PHILLIPS - 3
BlocksIKENEGBU - 3
October 29, 20171st2nd3rdFinal
Lipscomb2525253
NJIT1720210
LIPTeam StatsNJIT
.276Hitting Pct..052
43Kills26
16Errors21
98Total Attacks97
43Assists25
1Aces2
41Digs35
9.0Blocks7.0
LIPLeadersNJIT
NUSBAUM - 14
KillsALBYN - 9
ELMORE - 40
AssistsBENSON - 24
MAHER - 1
AcesBENSON - 1
ARMADA - 1
NUSBAUM - 9
DigsNIETO - 8
BUSLER - 8
ROGERS - 4
COFFEY - 4
PHILLIPS - 4
BlocksMANDIC - 3
BAOSIC - 3
HUGHES - 3
Volleyball hits the road for Upstate, NJIT
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Volleyball hits the road for Upstate, NJIT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb volleyball team hits the road this weekend for a pair of ASUN Conference matches. The Bisons will face USC Upstate at 5 p.m. Friday before flying north to NJIT on Sunday for a noon first serve.

Upstate is one game behind Lipscomb in the league standings. Both matches will have a video stream and live stats.

The Bisons (11-10, 4-4) are looking to get back on track after dropping a heartbreaker to Kennesaw State last Friday in five sets.

 

MATCH INFO:
Friday, October 27
5 p.m. – at USC Upstate
Live Stats | ESPN3

Sunday, October 29
Noon – at NJIT
Live Stats | Video

 

SERIES HISTORY:

  • Lipscomb leads the all-time series with NJIT 5-0. All five have been sweeps, including the match earlier this season in Nashville on Oct. 13.
  • The Bisons are 20-0 all-time against Upstate, 9-0 on the road. Fifteen of those matchups were sweeps. Lipscomb swept Upstate earlier this month in Nashville.
  • Upstate has taken a set from Lipscomb in only five meetings.

 

SCOUTING USC UPSTATE:
The Spartans are 7-15 overall and 3-5 in the ASUN, but have won their last two matches (3-1 vs. NJIT) and (3-2 vs. Presbyterian) since last meeting with Lipscomb.

Madison Haake is tied for second in the NCAA in triple-doubles with four, averaging 13.75 kills, 26.75 assists and 15.5 digs. Outside hitter Lily Dempsey garnered ASUN Freshman of the Week honors for the third time this season. She ranks second among league freshmen with 2.63 kills/set.

Kaleigh Kelley ranks fifth in the ASUN in digs with 293, while her 1,442 career digs rank fourth in program history.

The Spartans are second in the league in total digs with 1,331, and third in digs/set at 15.66.


SCOUTING NJIT:
The Highlanders host Lipscomb with an 11-14, 1-7 marker after dropping their last two ASUN matches to Upstate (3-1) and Kennesaw State (3-0).

With their last win over St. Peter’s, NJIT has matched their win total from a season ago.

Tess Albyn sits at 288 kills, she needs 86 more to pass Danica Vukotic for the most kills by an NJIT player since joining the ASUN.

The Highlanders are one of the best teams in the nation in service aces, ranking 10th nationally with 151. They also rank top five in the ASUN in kills (2nd) and digs (4th).


QUICK HITS:

  • Outside hitter Carlyle Nusbaum is seventh in the nation in kills per set at 4.73. Her 1,135 total kills rank fourth in school history.
  • Lipscomb ranks first in conference play in kills, and is second in kills/set (13.97), assists per set (13.21) and points per set (17.6).
  • Maddie Phillips ranks in the top-5 in ASUN play in blocks with 29. She recorded eight stuff last weekend against Kennesaw State, just one off her career high.
  • Morgan Elmore is seventh in the league in assists (530) and assists/set (6.88).


UP NEXT:

Lipscomb returns to the Music City next weekend for its last home matches of the regular season. The Bisons will host Jacksonville on Friday, Nov. 3 and North Florida on Saturday, Nov. 4. Before the match with the Dolphins the Lipscomb seniors will be recognized in a brief ceremony.