Atlantic Sun Volleyball Weekly Notebook: Sept. 1

Thursday, September 01, 2011

• Lipscomb has been one of the most dominating teams in the nation when it comes to home games. The Lady Bisons have won 27 straight home matches, which ranks third in the nation. Lipscomb trails only Central Arkansas (30) and Cincinnati (39).

• Jacksonville's Kylie Jacob leads the conference in hitting percentage as the sophomore sits at .425 after four games. Jacob has two games where she hit over .625. As a whole, seven A-Sun student-athletes are above .300 early on in the season, while last year only five finished the season above that mark.

• Belmont's Maggie Johnson holds the early lead for kills per set at 4.57. Four student-athletes are above the 4.00 k/s level including Megan Devine (ETSU; 4.47), Kaycee Green (Lipscomb; 4.00) and Brittany Muse (FGCU; 4.00). Last season, only one player finished with a mark above 4.00. Belmont's Hannah Miranda holds the lead in assists per set at 10.86.

• In Lipscomb's match against Central Arkansas, Kaycee Green totaled 30 kills in the five-set thriller. Her kill total was the most by an A-Sun student-athlete since Mercer's Rachel Urbelis equaled that mark against Campbell on Oct. 24, 2009.

• In the match against Sacramento State, Belmont's Jamie Lundstrom had a record-breaking performance as she compiled 40 digs in the four-set match to set the Curb Event Center record. It was the most by anyone in the A-Sun since Jacksonville's Shelley Walroth amassed 46 against FGCU on Oct. 10, 2009.

• Last weekend, Belmont was the lone team to hold home matches. This weekend, four A-Sun teams host tournaments including Lipscomb, Mercer, Kennesaw State and FGCU. The Eagles welcome the No. 3 team in the nation, Southern Cal, while Jacksonville also faces a ranked team when they square off with No. 9 Florida.

• Stetson opens up its season this week. The Hatters were scheduled to start their season last weekend, but the path of Hurricane Irene forced William & Mary to cancel its tournament, which Stetson was scheduled to play in.

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