|November 02, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
VANLIEW - 1
NUSBAUM - 2
NUSBAUM - 1
PHILLIPS - 1
NASHVILLE - In its final home weekend of the season, the Lipscomb volleyball team took on Florida Gulf Coast in a matchup between two of the top teams in the ASUN Conference. The Bisons came in riding high on a four-match win streak, but they were unable to make it five in a row on Friday night falling to the Eagles 3-0 (21-25, 22-25, 17-25) inside Allen Arena.
The Bisons jumped out to an early four-point lead on two occasions before they began trading blows with the Eagles. FGCU ultimately pulled ahead for good at 20-19 and the Bisons were unable to answer.
A large portion of the scoring for the Bisons came by way of freshman Logan Gish. In her third consecutive start, the outside hitter led the way with a team-high 11 kills and a .375 hitting clip.
Senior Carlyle Nusbaum also made key contributions for the Bisons, nearly recording her 14th double-double of the season with nine kills and 14 digs.
The Bisons drop to 15-10 overall and are 10-3 in conference play following the defeat. With just a couple of matches left before the ASUN Championship begins, the Purple and Gold will look to get back on track for senior day Sunday.
- The Bisons were held to just a .189 hitting efficiency while the Eagles were able to produce a .319 clip.
- Senior Lauren Anderson led the Bisons with 17 digs. She was honored pregame for recording 1,000 career digs a week ago.
- Setter Morgan Elmore came up with 26 assists.
- Megan Kuper chipped in seven kills, while Maddie Phillips added five.
- Kuper and Nusbaum each served up a pair of aces.
- FGCU outblocked the Bisons 9.0 to 2.0, led by Daniele Serrano's eight block assists and one solo.
- Cortney Vanliew paced the Eagles with a match-high 18 kills with a .350 hitting percentage.
The Bisons have their final home match of the season on Sunday, Nov. 4 where they will take on Liberty at 1 p.m.
Seniors Carlyle Nusbau, Ca'Layci Coffey, Lauren Anderson, Carli Anderson and Marcella Emmanuelli will be honored pregame for senior day.