CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern hosts Campbell in their Big South home opener on Tuesday night. The match was rescheduled from October 2nd, with first serve in the Buc Dome scheduled for 6 p.m.
Live Stats for the match are available at CSUSports.com, while the match will be streamed live on the Big South Network. In-Game updates and Tweets for CSU can be found @CSUGameDay.
Scouting the Opposition
Campbell enters the Tuesday night match with a 5-12 overall record and an 0-4 record in Big South play on the season. The Camels are 1-5 away from Gore Arena on the season and enters the match on a four-match losing streak. Campbell picked up their lone road against Bethune-Cookman, winning in straight sets.
For the season, Campbell is led by Rachel Harty's 2.24 kills per set, while Katelyn Layden (2.07) is also averaging multiple kills per set on the season. Rebecca Ramirez leads the team with 6.02 assists per set, while Summer Schuitema (4.00) also helps set up the Campbell offense. Defensively, Mary Crema leads the team with 4.07 digs per set, while Jenny Tait is the team leader with 0.81 blocks per set.
Last Season Against Campbell
Charleston Southern fell to Campbell in both matches last season with the Buccaneers dropping a 3-2 decision on the road against the Camels on October 3rd. The Bucs fell on Senior Day to the Camels, 3-1.
Charleston Southern fell in a five-set thriller to Campbell inside Gore Arena despite double-doubles by Cassidy Greer and Siraya Windsor, as well as a 19 kill performance by Meredith Parrott, 25-21, 23-25, 22-25, 25-22, 16-14, in the opener. Katrina Houston capped off the 2014 season in the Bucs season finale with a match-high 16 kills as the Buccaneers fell on Parents Day in the Buc Dome to visiting Campbell, 3-1.
Bucs against Campbell under Mooberry
CSU Head Coach Christy Mooberry is 0-4 lifetime against Campbell during her tenure at
Charleston Southern with the Camels topping the Bucs twice at the Buc Dome while CSU fell twice at Gore Arena.
Chasing 1,000 Kills
Meredith Parrott is looking to become just the sixth player in Charleston Southern history to reach the 1,000 career kill mark this season as the senior middle blocker from Mobile, Ala. enters the week with 963 career kills. The last player to reach the mark was CSU all-time great Amanda Hill in 2007-10, who established the CSU all-time kills record with 1,905 career kills. Parrott is also among the Buccaneers' all-time leaders in hitting percentage, entering the weekend with a .264 career hitting percentage, sitting sixth all-time with the Bucs.
Digging her way through the Record Book
Redshirt senior libero Ashley Higginbothem continues her assault on the record books this season. Higginbothem already has two 30+ dig matches in the 2015 season and with 371 digs through 20 matches, could potentially break the CSU single season mark of 522 set back in 1992 by Carrie O'Connell. Higginbothem currently has 1,529 career digs, sitting behind Amanda Hill (1,535) and O'Connell (1,833).