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NASHVILLE – Lipscomb volleyball hits the road for a pair of big ASUN Conference matches this weekend against two of the league’s co-leaders.
The Bisons will take on ASUN newcomer Liberty at 5 p.m. Friday in Lynchburg, Virginia, before matching up with FGCU at 1 p.m. Sunday in Fort Myers, Florida.
Lipscomb, Liberty, FGCU and Kennesaw State enter the weekend in a four-way tie atop the league standings.
The match at Liberty will be streamed on ESPN3, while the match at FGCU will be on Facebook Live.
- The Bisons and Flames will be playing their first-ever match against each other.
- Lipscomb is 16-7 all-time against the Eagles.
- FGCU handed the Bisons a pair of losses (3-1, 3-0) in 2017.
- The Purple and Gold are 7-3 all-time against the Eagles in Fort Myers.
- Liberty enters the weekend 7-10 overall and 4-0 in the ASUN. It is the program’s best start in conference play since the 2015 season.
- The Lady Flames are outhitting opponents .316 to .108 in ASUN play, averaging 14.07 kills and 2.96 blocks per set.
- Setter Hannah Morris is averaging 11.14 assists/set in ASUN play, including a career high 52 assists against NJIT last week.
- Casey Goodwin won Defensive Player of the Week last week; She is only the second Flames player ever to win POTW & DPOW in the same year.
- Jenna Culhan recorded 11 kills against NJIT last week; she leads the Flames with seven double-digit kill matches this year.
- Margaret Latchford moved into sixth place in program history in career digs last Sunday. At 1,573 for her career, she needs just 21 more to move into fifth.
- FGCU brings an 11-5 overall mark into the weekend and a 4-0 tally in league play.
- The Eagles are outhitting opponents .258 to .127, including 13.5 kills and 2.60 blocks per set.
- The Eagles have yet to drop a set in ASUN play, winning their last 15 sets dating back to non-conference play.
- The Eagles are first in the ASUN in hitting percentage with a mark of .258 led by Sharonda Pickering, who is tied for the nation's lead at .451.
- Cortney VanLiew has been one of the ASUN's best offensive players ranking top-five in kills, kills/set & attacks and top-15 in hitting percentage & service aces.
- Lipscomb came in ranked 25th in the most recent releasing of the VolleyballMag.com Mid-Major Poll.
- Lipscomb's 4-0 ASUN start is their best since 2015 when they finished 13-1 in conference play
- Back-to-back ASUN Player of the Year, Carlyle Nusbaum, won her 11th ASUN Player of the Week award last week
- Nusbaum leads the league in kills/set with 4.41 and is averaging 18.5 kills over her last four matches
- The Bisons rank first in the ASUN in kills/set and assists/set with a marks of 13.81 and 13.00 respectively
- In league play, those numbers jump to 16.14 kills and 15.07 assists.
- Of the 16 matches this season, 11 of them have been decided in straight sets, winning seven.
- Morgan Elmore ranks second in the league in assists/set at 9.87.
- Middles Ca’Layci Coffey and Maddie Phillips lead the Bisons in blocks. Coffey has registered 41 stuffs, while Phillips has 27. The duo also has 106 and 84 kills, respectively.
Lipscomb will return home for three straight contests beginning next weekend when Jacksonville visits on Saturday (Oct. 13) at 2 p.m.