#ASunVB Weekend Breakdown: Oct. 4-5
Kennesaw State is 5-1 at home in 2013, and provides its first campus production for ESPN3 tonight at 7 p.m.
Kennesaw State is 5-1 at home in 2013, and provides its first campus production for ESPN3 tonight at 7 p.m.

Friday, October 04, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Nine #ASunVB matches are on the weekend's agenda, featuring a Stetson/FGCU battle and ETSU squaring off with Lipscomb in matches featuring the top half of the conference. A pair of matches from Lipscomb and Kennesaw State can be seen on ESPN 3 and six others on ASun.TV.

Three teams are .700 or better over their last 10 matches: Jacksonville (.800, 8-2), Stetson (.700, 7-3) and Lipscomb (.700, 7-3). Additionally, ETSU and FGCU take their win streaks of five and four games, respectively, on the road this weekend.

Stetson hosts FGCU on Oct. 4 in the only match of the weekend for both teams. Stetson's win streak ended on Tuesday with a 3-0 loss at FAU, but the Hatters are 9-0 at home for the first time in school history and 4-0 in A-Sun play since 2002. FGCU has won four straight, including three consecutive A-Sun matches, and currently sits in a tie for third with Jacksonville. The Eagles would like to continue to string wins together as they did last year en route to their regular season title.


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Each of the five wins comprising ETSU's current win streak has come on the road, and the Bucs once again look to make their fortunes away from home this weekend at Northern Kentucky (Oct. 4) and Lipscomb (Oct. 5). The Bucs swept the Norse last season and are 1-4 in their last five meetings with the Lady Bisons. Offense should be at a premium in the match-up between Lipscomb and ETSU, as the Lady Bisons lead the NCAA for the third straight week in kills per game and reigning A-Sun Player of the Year Megan Devine is only 88 kills away from becoming the A-Sun's career leader.

Jacksonville heads to the Peach State for its road swing with Mercer and Kennesaw State, and the Dolphins have fared well in the two series. JU holds a 3-2 edge in the last five with the Owls, and a 4-1 mark against the Bears. After getting off to a 9-0 start, JU has won three of its last five and two straight in the A-Sun. JU's only conference loss is to leader Stetson.

North Florida joins Jacksonville in its road matches at Mercer and Kennesaw State, as the Ospreys are 1-4 against the Owls and 2-3 with Mercer in their last five meetings. USC Upstate also travels to Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky, as the Spartans will try for their first win in the brief series with NKU as well as get their first win in six tries with Lipscomb.

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Atlantic Sun Volleyball Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunWSoc Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUVolleyball
Record: (9-6; 3-0)
Last Match: at USC Upstate (W, 3-0)

Coach: Lindsey Devine
Career Record: (174-141)
  • Next Matches: at Northern Kentucky (Oct. 4); at Lipscomb (Oct. 5)
  • Bucs on 5-match win streak that is the longest current streak in conference
  • ETSU 1-4 in last five vs. Lipscomb

  • 2013 Kills Leader: Megan Devine (4.70/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Megan Devine (1659)
Twitter: @FGCUEagles
Record: (5-10; 3-1)
Last Match: Bethune-Cookman (W, 3-0)

Coach: Dave Nichols
Career Record: (366-174)
  • Next Matches: Stetson (Oct. 4)
  • Eagles have won four straight, 3 straight in A-Sun
  • FGCU is 4-1 in last five vs. A-Sun leader Stetson

  • 2013 Season Leader in Kills: Jessica Barnes (3.43/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Jill Hopper (725)
Twitter: @JUVolleyball
Record: (10-2; 1-1)
Last Match: Northern Kentucky (W, 3-1)

Coach: Michelle Collier
Career Record: (22-26)
  • Next Matches: at Kennesaw State (Oct. 4); at Mercer (Oct. 5)
  • Dolphins began 2013 season 9-0, now have won three of last five
  • Courtney 5 aces away from becoming A-Sun career leader

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Sammie Strausbaugh (3.43/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Kylie Jacob (665)
Twitter: @KSUOwlsVB
Record: (6-8; 1-3)
Last Match: Stetson (L, 1-3)

Coach: Keith Schunzel
Career Record: (6-8)
  • Next Matches: vs. Jacksonville (Oct. 4); vs. North Florida (Oct. 5)
  • KSU has dropped three straight after a 5-match win streak
  • Owls have won 3 of the last 5 against the Dolphins, 1 of last 5 against Ospreys

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Kelly Marcinek (3.19/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Keyaira Stevenson (468)
Twitter: @LipscombVBall
Record: (8-5; 2-1)
Last Match: North Florida (W, 3-0)

Coach: Brandon Rosenthal
Career Record: (177-138)
  • Next Matches: vs. USC Upstate (Oct. 4); vs. ETSU (Oct. 5)
  • Lady Bisons' third straight week as nation's leader in kills (15.45)
  • Caitlin Dotson second nationally in kills (12.50), leads A-Sun

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Jewell Dobson (4.79/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Lauren Ford (875)
Twitter: @MercerBears
Record: (1-13; 0-4)
Last Match: FGCU (L, 0-3)

Coach: Damian Elder
Career Record: (12-31)
  • Next Matches: vs. North Florida (Oct. 4); vs. Jacksonville (Oct. 5)
  • Mercer 3-2 in last five games vs. North Florida
  • Molly Locke highest ranked Bear in A-Sun stats, 7th in kills (3.40)

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Molly Locke (3.40/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Molly Locke (508)
Twitter: @OspreyVB
Record: (4-10; 1-3)
Last Match: Lipscomb (L, 0-3)

Coach: Steve Loeswick
Career Record: (26-24)
  • Next Matches: at Mercer (Oct. 4); at Kennesaw St. (Oct. 5)
  • Ospreys 3-7 combined in last five vs. Mercer and Kennesaw St.
  • UNF seeking first road win of 2013

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Anna Budinska (3.80/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Anna Budinska (706)
Twitter: @NKUNorseVBall
Record: (5-10; 0-3)
Last Match: Jacksonville (L, 1-3)

Coach: Liz Hart
Career Record: (70-31)
  • Next Matches: vs. ETSU (Oct. 4); vs. USC Upstate (Oct. 5)
  • Norse looking for first home A-Sun win of 2013
  • Norse 0-2 vs. ETSU and 2-0 vs USC Upstate in their brief series

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Julian Jayden (2.70/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Jenna Ruble (449)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
Record: (1-11; 1-2)
Last Match: at UNC Asheville (L, 1-3)

Coach: Jen Calloway
Career Record: (296-264)
  • Next Matches: at Lipscomb (Oct. 5); at Northern Kentucky (Oct. 5)
  • Kayla Eversgerd tied for 7th in kills (3.40) in A-Sun
  • Spartans looking for 1st win in series with NKU, 1st in six attempts vs. Lipscomb

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Kayla Eversgerd (2.91)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Kayla Eversgerd (438)
Twitter: @StetsonVB
Record: (13-6; 4-0)
Last Match: at Bethune-Cookman (W, 3-0)

Coach: Tim Loesch
Career Record: (149-169)
  • Next Match: vs. FGCU (Oct. 4)
  • Tiffany Creamer current and two-time Freshman of the Week
  • Hatters 9-0 at home for first time in school history

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Kaley Melville (3.54)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Kaley Melville (1113)