|October 29, 2017||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
ARMADA - 1
BUSLER - 8
COFFEY - 4
PHILLIPS - 4
BAOSIC - 3
HUGHES - 3
NEWARK, N.J. – The Lipscomb volleyball team finished off a perfect weekend with a 3-0 sweep of NJIT (25-17, 25-20, 25-21) in an ASUN road meeting at the Fleisher Athletic Center Sunday afternoon.
With the victory the Bisons are now 13-10 overall and 6-4 in league action and have five wins in their last six outings. NJIT fell to 11-16 and 1-9.
Individually, Lipscomb’s balanced offensive attack featured five players totaling at least five kills. Carlyle Nusbaum topped the list with 14 kills, while Lauren Anderson tacked on 11 of her own.
The Bisons fortunes were buoyed by the production from their middles. Maddie Phillips registered eight kills and hit .467 while Ca’Layci Coffey chipped in five and hit .500. The duo also finished with four block assists each.
Lipscomb came out of the gate on fire, outhitting the host Highlanders .424 to .040 in the opening set. The second frame was a struggle for both sides, but Lipscomb outlasted NJIT despite just eight kills and a .036 clip.
The Bisons dug a match high 16 balls and swung .324 to close out the game in three.
- Lipscomb has swept NJIT in all six meetings in the series history.
- Morgan Elmore orchestrated the Bisons attack with 40 assists and eight digs from her setter position.
- Lauren Anderson has eclipsed the double-digit kill mark in six of her last seven outings, including four straight. She only reached 10 once in her first 16 matches of the season.
- Four different players had eight or more digs for Lipscomb. Nusbaum had nine, while Anderson and Ashley Maher joined Elmore with eight.
- Right side Chloe Rogers was credited with five kills and a season high four block assists.
- Lipscomb outblocked NJIT 9-7 and outhit them .276 to .052. The nine stuffs are the most for the Bisons since stopping 10 against the Highlanders on Oct. 13.
The Bisons are back in Nashville next weekend for their final two home matches of the regular season. They will host Jacksonville Friday November 3 on senior night at 5:30 p.m. before entertaining North Florida at 5 p.m. on Saturday.