|November 06, 2018||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
CHASTANG - 13
ANDERSON - 2
GISH - 2
NASHVILLE - The Lipscomb volleyball team had another key ASUN Conference match in front of them Tuesday night as they went on the road to Kennesaw State in the final midweek of the season.
With the Bisons (16-11, 11-4 ASUN) only one game behind the Owls (22-6, 12-2) for second place in the standings and the conference championship creeping up next week, this match was going to play an important role for deciding seeds for the tournament.
The Bisons were able to keep pace with the Owls for the majority of the match, but multiple late-scoring runs proved too much in a 3-1 (22-25, 20-25, 25-22, 23-25) defeat in the KSU Convocation Center. The loss clinched the No. 3 seed for the Bisons in next week's championship
The teams traded blows in each of the first two sets, but on both occasions after the Bisons evened it at 19, the Owls would make the stops. KSU's defense would be the deciding factor as they held the Purple and Gold to just a .150 hitting clip and racked up 16 blocks.
Sophomore Megan Kuper was the driving force for the Bisons as she recorded her second straight double-double tallying a team high 15 kills and 11 digs. The outside hitter also tied for the team lead in service aces with two.
Seniors Carlyle Nusbaum and Ca’Lacyi Coffey also finsihed with double figures in kills with 13 and 10 respectively.
- Lipscomb clinched the No. 3 seed in the championship. FGCU clinched a share of the ASUN and locked up the top seed, while KSU locked up the No. 2.
- The Bisons got eight blocks, led by four assisted stuff from Sami Rubal.
- Setter Morgan Elmore totaled 38 assists and five digs.
- Logan Gish and Lauren Anderson each had two service aces along with Kuper.
- The Owls doubled the Bisons in blocks 16 to eight, in large part due to Liesl Englebrecht’s 10 block assists.
- Dani Ballou and Lauren Chastang paced the Owls each recording 13 kills to lead Kennesaw State.
The Bisons are on to Florida for their final match of the regular season as they take on Jacksonville at 6 p.m. Friday.