Volleyball Welcomes App State and Davidson to Hanner this Weekend
The Eagles (6-14, 3-5) clash with the Mountaineers Friday evening at 7 p.m. and face the Wildcats Sunday at 2 p.m.
Friday’s match is sponsored by Subway. The first 50 fans through the door will receive a free six-inch sandwich. Sunday’s tilt is sponsored by Flat Creek Lodge.
Since snapping their eight-match losing streak, the Eagles have posted a 3-2 record, the best five-match run of the season. The two losses have come to teams that are a combined 10-1 in conference play (Chattanooga, Charleston).
Senior Gorana Bacic (Richmond, Va.) has reached double-digit kills in four of her last five matches and has posted a .300 or better hitting percentage three times. Against Western Carolina, she had 13 kills and just one error for a season-high .750 percentage. In the team’s last three wins, she has averaged 3.58 kills per game and has a .400 attack percentage.
The Apps have rebounded from a 2-9 start to win five times in their last eight outings and currently stand at 7-12 overall and 4-3 in the league. Senior Brittany Zahn averages a league-leading 4.81 kills per match and was named the SoCon’s Player of the Week on Tuesday.
Davidson (6-14, 1-6) has struggled of late, losing 10-of-11, including eight in a row in September, all sweeps. The Wildcats rank in a tie for last in hitting percentage (.139) but second in blocks (2.38) and third in aces (1.81).
- Category: Volleyball
- Published on Thursday, 11 October 2007 08:05