|September 28, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
McCARTY - 10
McCARTY - 1
HERMAN - 1
ANDERSON - 1
MAHER - 1
NUSBAUM - 1
SULLIVAN - 1
|September 29, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
JIN - 1
NASHVILLE - The Lipscomb volleyball team returns home this weekend to host a pair of crucial ASUN Conference matches inside Allen Arena.
The Bisons face North Florida on Friday at 6:30 p.m. before welcoming Stetson Saturday at 5 p.m. Both matches will be streamed on Facebook Live. There will also be live stats for those unable to watch.
The Bisons (7-7, 2-0 ASUN) are coming off a strong week in which they downed both North Alabama (3-0) and NJIT (3-1) to open league play.
The Volleyball team partnered with The Bridge Ministry to create the Spike Hunger Challenge to help feed more than 3,000 children who are suffering from hunger in Nashville and the Middle Tennessee area, one spike at a time.
The matches this weekend represent the Bisons “Spike Hunger Weekend” where you can go online to contribute or visit the tent in person in the concourse of Allen Arena during the matches with UNF and Stetson.
They are asking to donate money per each spike. Below are the three ways you can help:
1 – Pick any single game the rest of the season to sponsor. You get to decide how much each spike is worth to you. For example, the Bisons are averaging 45 spikes per game, so if you donate $1 per spike, that would be $45 in total.
2- Sponsor “Spike Hunger Weekend”. The total number of spikes for the Bisons against both North Florida and Stetson will be added together. (ex. 45 spikes per game = 90, $1 per spike = $90).
3 – Sponsor the entire season. The team averages around 1,500 spikes per year.
If you are unable to make it out, go online HERE to give OR you can Text To Give at (615) 908-2809.
- Lipscomb looks to continue its ASUN dominance over North Florida and Stetson.
- They hold a 19-3 advantage over the Ospreys after winning 11 straight outings in the series.
- The Bisons swept UNF in all three meetings a season ago, including the opening round of the ASUN Championship.
- Lipscomb has swept UNF in seven straight meetings.
- The Bisons are 10-0 all-time at Allen Arena against the Ospreys, including a 30-4 advantage in sets.
- Lipscomb holds a 21-1 mark in the NCAA era over the Hatters.
- The Bisons have won 22 matches in a row over Stetson by a combined score of 63-8, and are 12-0 all-time in Allen Arena.
- The sets in those home matches are 36-5 in favor of Lipscomb.
- Lipscomb won both meetings with Stetson last season by scores of 3-0.
SCOUTING NORTH FLORIDA:
- The Ospreys enter the weekend 6-13 overall and 1-2 in the conference after downing rival Jacksonville earlier in the week.
- The Ospreys rank first in the conference in kills (879), assists (833) and digs (1,017).
- UNF is the only team in the ASUN that has four players in the top 10 in kills – led by Taryn Griffey’s 217 which is just one behind the leader.
- Griffey ranks 12th in the nation in total blocks (75) and 21st in kills.
- Libero Callie Workman has posted at least 13 digs in her last five outings, including a career high 20 in a sweep of Bethune-Cookman
- Senior setter Madilyn McCarty surpassed 3,000 career assists last weekend against FGCU. She is seventh all-time at UNF in assists and second in the ASUN this season with 599.
- McCarty nearly notched a triple double against the Dolphins with 33 assists, nine kills and seven digs.
- Gabby O’Connell ranks fourth in the ASUN with 198 digs.
- The Hatters bring to Nashville a 9-4 record overall and a 1-0 mark in the ASUN after defeating Jacksonville 3-1 on Sept. 18, which happens to be their last match played.
- Stetson enters the weekend riding a three-match win streak, giving them the program’s best start since 1996.
- Defensively, the Hatters lead the ASUN in digs/set (16.6) and ranks third in blocks/set (2.45).
- Individually, Chelcie Spence ranks second in the league in digs/set (4.53).
- Spence has tallied double-digit digs in every match this season.
- On the offensive end, Stetson boasts three of the top six individuals in the ASUN in attack percentage – Brianna Schmid is 2nd at .344, Rebecca Ingram is 4th at .331 and Hao Jin ranks 6th at .314.
- Eva Deisa enters the weekend eight kills shy of 500 for her career.
- Lipscomb came in ranked 21thin the latest VolleyMag.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll this week.
- The Bisons enter the weekend riding a two-match win streak after downing North Alabama (3-0) and NJIT (3-1) last week to open ASUN action.
- Of the 14 matches this season, 10 of them have been decided in straight sets, winning six.
- Senior Carlyle Nusbaum leads the ASUN in kills/set (4.23) and ranks fourth in total kills (199). She has done so despite playing at least 13 fewer sets than the top three ahead of her.
- Nusbaum’s kills/set total improves to 5.00/set in conference play. /
- In league play, Lipscomb is tops in the ASUN in kills/set (15.57), assists/set (14.71) and ranks second in kills (109).
- Sophomore Megan Kuper earned Defensive Player of the Week last week for the first time in her career.
- Setter Morgan Elmore ranks second in the league at 9.32 assists/set.
- Middles Ca’Layci Coffey and Maddie Phillips lead the Bisons in blocks. Coffey has registered 37 stuffs, while Phillips has 27. The duo also has 89 and 84 kills, respectively.
- The Bisons accumulated 10 blocks against NJIT last weekend, the third time this season they have reached double figures.
The Bisons continue ASUN action next weekend with a pair of road matches. First, they travel to face league newcomer Liberty at 5 p.m. on Friday, before trekking to Florida Gulf Coast on Sunday at 1 p.m.