|November 06, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
CHASTANG - 13
ANDERSON - 2
GISH - 2
NASHVILLE – The Lipscomb volleyball team opens its final week of the regular season Tuesday when the Bisons travel to take on defending ASUN Conference champion Kennesaw State.
- The Bisons split their final pair of home matches – falling in straight sets against FGCU on Friday before taking down Liberty 3-1 on Sunday for Senior Day.
- The split results have Lipscomb in third of the ASUN standings, one game behind KSU.
- FGCU outhit Lipscomb .319 to .189. Freshman Logan Gish was the only player in double figures in kills with 11.
- On Sunday versus the Flames, seniors Carlyle Nusbaum, Ca’Layci Coffey, Marcella Emmanuelli, Carli Anderson and Lauren Anderson were honored pregame in their last match ever at Allen Arena.
- Nusbaum paced the squad with 18 kills and 17 digs.
- Lipscomb is 19-6 all-time against Kennesaw State, including a 10-1 mark inside the KSU Convocation Center.
- The Owls have had the Bisons number of late, winning four straight and five of the last six.
- Lipscomb’s last win against KSU came Oct. 21, 2016 in a sweep on the road behind Carlyle Nusbaum’s double-double of 19 kills and 15 digs.
- The teams played a five-set thriller in October when the Owls came to Nashville. KSU set its program record with 21 blocks as it won by scores of 29-31, 25-14, 27-25, 22-25, 15-9.
SCOUTING THE OWLS
- KSU enters the match 21-6 overall and 12-2 in league play after splitting a pair of matches over the weekend. They are 9-2 in home matches.
- The Owls swept Liberty on Friday, but then lost in four sets to FGCU, putting them second in the ASUN one match behind the Eagles.
- As a team, the Owls have recorded 243 total blocks to break the all-time single-season record. Six players have recorded 20 or more blocks on the year, four with 50 or more.
- Quin Sutphin (108) and Liesl Engelbrecht (97) lead the team and both rank in the top five of the ASUN in blocks.
- Sutphin broke the program’s all-time mark last time against the Bisons with 12 blocks.
- As a team, the Owls rank in the top 25 of the NCAA in multiple categories: 15th with 1,332 assists - 18th in kills with 1,421 – 24th in aces with 154 – 25th in opponents hitting percentage at .161.
- Lauren Chastang ranks fourth in the ASUN in kills (361), kills per set (3.50). Karlee Groover also ranks fourth in digs (441) and digs per set (4.28).
- Lexi Broadwater is tops in the league in assists per set (11.21) and second in aces per set (0.36).
- Lipscomb leads the league averaging 13.91 kills per set and 13.02 assists per set.
- Carlyle Nusbaum leads the team and the conference with a 4.10 kills per set average, logging 377 total kills on the year – which are second behind Courtney Vanliew’s 390 for FGCU.
- Nusbaum is also second on the team with 285 digs.
- Morgan Elmore ranks second in the ASUN with 10.21 digs per set. She and Broadwater are the only two players in double figures.
- Megan Kuper is fourth in the ASUN with 41 aces and 0.34 aces per set. She has 15 over the last six matches including four twice.
- Kuper is also 11 in total kills (236) and ninth in kills per set (2.57).
- Coffey has cracked the top-10 in the ASUN in hitting, with a .308 clip. She is ninth in total blocks (78), and block assists (67) and 12 in solo stuffs (11).
- Gish has played an important part for the Bisons the last two weeks. In her last five games, she has four starts under her belt with three double-digit kills performances (10, 12, 11) with 45 total kills, 14 digs and six blocks.
Lipscomb hits the road for its regular season finale on Friday at Jacksonville. The Bisons and Dolphins throw it up at 6 p.m.