|October 31, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
Fitzmaurice - 13
ELMORE - 1
Phillips - 2
Thompson - 6
|November 02, 2019||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
ELMORE - 2
RUBAL - 4
NASHVILLE – Lipscomb volleyball hits the road for a pair of big ASUN Conference matches this weekend against two of the league’s top teams.
The Bisons will take on Liberty at 5 p.m. Thursday, before matching up with Kennesaw State at 6 p.m. Sunday.
Lipscomb and Liberty enter the weekend third and fourth, respectively, in the ASUN standings, while KSU sits in second and one game back of FGCU.
Thursday's match at Liberty will be streamed on ESPN+.
Saturday, November 2
6 p.m. – at Kennesaw State
Live Stats |
- Lipscomb is 19-9 all-time against Kennesaw State.
- The Owls have had the Bisons number of late, wainning seven straight after taking a 3-1 decision earlier this month in Nashville.
- The Bisons and Flames will be playing their fourth match ever against each other.
- Lipscomb defeated the Flames in straight sets in Allen Arena this season, jumpstarting their season-best 6-match win streak.
- The Bisons also won both matchups last season, including a 3-2 win in Lynchburg last season.
- Liberty enters the weekend 14-9 overall and 7-4 in the ASUN after splitting matches with Jacksonville (3-1) and FGCU (0-3) last weekend.
- The Flames will close out a stretch of four matches in three different state over a 7-day span on Thursday.
- Liberty has not played a home match in an 18-day span, since Oct. 13. It is the Lady Flames' longest span between home conference matches since Oct. 25 through Nov. 14, 2014 (19 days). They are 7-1 at home this season.
- The Lady Flames have posted 10 or more blocks 10 times this season, and they are ranked 30th in the nation with 2.56 blocks per set.
- Amelia Johnson ranks third in the ASUN with 314 kills and her 4.03 kills per set ranks second. She leads the team with eight double-doubles and 18 matches of 10-plus kills.
SCOUTING KENNESAW STATE:
- KSU brings a 16-7 overall mark into the weekend and a 9-2 tally in league play.
- They have won four of the last five matches after sweeping NJIT on Tuesday.
- The Owls are 8-1 at home this season. The only loss was a 3-2 decision against Samford on Sept. 13.
- Lauren Chastang is second in the conference with 320 kills, while her 3.81 kills per set ranks third best. She also paces the ASUN with an 0.58 aces per set total.
- Lexie Broadwater leads all ASUN players at 11.61 assists per set, while her 975 total assists are second most – 13 behind North Florida’s Julianna Askew.
- Karlee Groover leads a stout back row with 383 digs and 4.56 digs per set. Those totals are fourth and third in the ASUN.
- The Bisons are 4-4 on the road this season, including a 3-1 mark in league play.
- Senior setter Morgan Elmore has been on fire since starting ASUN action. Her 12.14 assists per set is the second-best mark in the league, while her 425 total assists are third most, despite playing six fewer sets than either of the two players above her.
- Elmore is coming off a career-best 62-assist night against Stetson in which she also added 17 digs and four blocks for her third-straight double-double.
- The Bisons have been balanced on offense this season with Garrett Joiner and Maddie Phillips leading the team with 192 kills each.
- Phillips is also leading the squad with 62 total blocks and 58 block assists. She is averaging 0.82 blocks per set overall and 0.94 per set in ASUN games.
- Junior Megan Kuper has been on a tear the last two weeks, combining for 52 kills and 36 digs in the last three matches. She’s coming off a match in which she set career highs in kills (22) and digs (17) against Stetson on Sunday. She has committed only eight errors in her last 128 swings.
- Libero Alyssa Zwolensky ranks seventh in the ASUN with 325 total digs on the year. In conference outings she has upped her digs per set average from 4.28 to 4.74. She has six matches this season of at least 20 digs.