Volleyball Preview: Bucs open seven match home stand Tuesday night against High Point

Volleyball Preview: Bucs open seven match home stand Tuesday night against High Point

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern hosts High Point in Big South play on Tuesday night as the Bucs begin a seven-match home stand in the Buc Dome. First serve between the Bucs and the Panthers is set 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

CSU Match Notes vs. High Point*

Scouting High Point
High Point enters the Tuesday night matchup with a 15-7 overall record, 5-1 in Big South play on the season. The Panthers are 2-3 on the road this season and enter the match on a four-game winning streak having posted wins over Radford, Liberty, Winthrop and Presbyterian during the stretch. The Panthers' lone Big South loss came in their only road conference game of the season to date, falling 3-1 at Coastal Carolina. 

Haley Barnes leads the Panthers with 3.47 kills per set, while Camryn Freiberg (2.35) and Abby Broadstreet (2.03) are both averaging multiple kills per set. Molly Livingston is the team leader with a .327 hitting percentage. Gabi Mirand (7.76) and Carly Jimenez (6.82) set up the High Point offense. Defensively, Annemarie Chin is the team leader with 5.69 digs per set, while Jordan Hefner is the blocking leader at 0.91 blocks per set.

Last Season Against High Point
Charleston Southern fell in both matches against the Panthers in the 2014 season, falling on the road on October 4, 3-0, while dropping their home contest on November 14, 3-1. Meredith Parrott had seven kills to pace the Bucs offense in the first match, while Connor Malone had five kills and three blocks over the frame. In the season finale, CSU was led in the match by Siraya Windsor's 10 kill-13 dig double-double, while Meredith Parrott added 10 kills and seven blocks for the Bucs in the loss. Kylie Klein had seven kills as CSU hit .107 from the floor as a team, while Ashley Higginbothem had 13 digs defensively. 

Buccaneers top Radford behind Kaderli's dominant fifth set
Addison Kaderli recorded six of her team-high 18 kills in the fifth set to pace Charleston Southern past Radford on Saturday afternoon in the Dedmon Center, 17-25, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 15-8. The Buccaneers rode the momentum built up in the fourth set as CSU recorded the final three points of the frame in building an 8-3 lead at the crossover in the fifth set. Radford was unable to pull within four points the rest of the way as Kaderli put in the final four CSU kills in the set, including the game-winner to lead the Bucs over the Highlanders. 

Four Buccaneers were in double-digits in the kills category on the afternoon as CSU (6-17, 1-5) picked up their first Big South win of the 2015 season. Katrina Houston finished the match with 17 kills, while Connor Malone (11) and Meredith Parrott (11) were also in double-digits in the match. CSU hit .250 as a team overall behind strong performances in both the fourth and fifth sets.

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 989 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 .260 career hitting percentage, sitting sixth all-time with the Bucs.

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