CHARLESTON, S.C. - CSU Volleyball begins their final home stand as they host Parents Weekend and Senior Night as the Lady Bucs welcome Big South rivals High Point and Campbell to the Buccaneer Field House on Friday and Saturday.
Charleston Southern (12-19, 4-8 BSC) is coming off of a loss to Coastal Carolina last weekend as the Chanticleers split the season series against the Lady Bucs with a three-set sweep this past Friday in Conway, S.C. The Lady Bucs look to continue their push to reach the postseason this weekend against High Point (19-9, 8-4 BSC), who is currently tied for third in the Big South standings, and Campbell (7-22, 0-12 BSC) who is still searching for their first Big South victory on the season.
In their first matchup against Friday's opponent, High Point, the Panthers had three players reach double-digits in the kills column as HPU swept the Lady Bucs, 25-16, 25-18, 25-22. Freshman middle blocker Meredith Parrott had a strong game for Charleston Southern, recording eight kills and hitting .316 from the floor in the loss, while senior middle blocker Wynter Davis added eight kills of her own, as well as four blocks in the match.
Against Campbell in Buies Creek, N.C. in the Lady Bucs Big South road opener, freshman outside hitter Siraya Windsor and junior outside hitter Kayla Klinger had 10 kills apiece in the three-set sweep over the Fighting Camels, 25-23, 25-21, 26-24. Sophomore setter Kirsten Struksnes recorded a double-double with 53 assists and 10 digs, one of her four double-doubles on the season, in the victory.
Charleston Southern comes into this weekend in a three-way tie for seventh place overall in the Big South Standings with Radford and Gardner-Webb. The Lady Bucs have played each opponent once this season, with CSU holding the tiebreaker advantage over GWU courtesy of their October 20th sweep of the Runnin' Bulldogs, while Radford swept the Lady Bucs on October 13th in the Buc Dome to hold the edge over CSU.
Inside the statistics, sophomore outside hitter Sydney Tracy leads the team with 232 kills on the season, while Klinger is recording a team-high 2.55 kills per set. Davis leads the offense with a .263 hitting percentage, with Struksnes recording a team-high 836 set assists, averaging 7.60 assists per set. Tracy leads the team with 42 service aces, averaging 0.40 aces per set to lead the team.
Courtney Johnk leads the Panthers on the season, averaging 3.43 kills per set, while Jamie McDonald has a team-high .310 hitting percentage. Maddie Simpson sets up the attack with 981 assists, averaging 9.81 per set, while Johnk leads the team with 46 service aces. Defensively, Annemarie Chin leads the team with 385 digs, while McDonald is the team leader at the net with 102 blocks.
For the Fighting Camels, Brooke Kelley leads the team with 2.09 kills per set while Lindsey Coats is the team leader with a .276 hitting percentage. Heather Wilson sets up the offense with 7.95 assists per set, while Sam Zuber is the team leader with 31 service aces. Defensively, Mallorie Cubillos leads the team with 301 digs, while Coats is the team leader with 81 total blocks.
First serve on Friday's match between CSU and High Point is set for 7 p.m. in Buccaneer Field House, while the Lady Bucs host Campbell on Saturday at 7 p.m.