Volleyball extends conference winning streak
The Coastal Carolina Volleyball team were back at the HTC Center this past weekend as the Chanticleers hosted Arkansas State in a 4-set match.
The Chanticleers were led by Anett Nemeth with 12 kills and Kyla Manning with 10 kills. Sydney Alvis led with 26 digs and Nemeth followed with 11 giving herself another double-double of the season. Nemeth and Kaylah House both had three blocks to finish out the game.
Leading 20-14 in the first set, the Chants allowed the Red wolves to come back and take the first set 26-24.
In the second set, the Red Wolves went on another run to try and take it but the Chanticleers were able to put them away 25-22.
The two teams went back-and-forth in the third set. Tied at 20, an Ark-State serving error gave Coastal the momentum to take the set 25-20.
In the final set, the Chanticleers held their own and kept fighting to the end. The final set ended with a score of 25-21.
On Sunday, the Chanticleers hosted Little Rock in a 5-set thriller. Starting off slow, they made some mistakes, but they came back strong and finished in the end.
Leading the way again was Anett Nemeth, this time she led with an 18 kill, 19 assist, and 18 dig triple double. Kyla Manning had 21 kills with 10 digs. Sydney Alvis led all players with 24 digs and Kaylah House ended with three kills and three blocks.
Off to a slow start, the Chants lost the first set 25-23. Trailing in the second set, they were able to come back and win the sit in extras 26-24.
Manning led the offense with six kills in the third set and the Chants went on an 8-2 run to take the third set 25-23.
Little Rock took a 7-3 lead in the fourth and maintained a solid hitting average of .344 to take the set 25-21.
In the fifth and final set, Little Rock showed signs of trying to finish the game but Coastal would not let up and they responded with five straight points. The Chants took the set 15-12.
The Chanticleers are now 5-7 overall and 4-0 in Sun Belt Conference play and currently sit in first place in the Sun Belt East Division.
On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the Chanticleers swept Georgia State (25-21, 25-18, 25-21) to extend their conference winning streak to 19 matches.
The Chants look to continue their dominance this weekend as they are on the road to take on Texas-Arlington at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12. Following their match with the Mavericks, the team will travel to San Marcos to take on Texas State at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.
CCU is 41-2 since joining the Sun Belt. One of those losses was last season at home to Texas State. Coastal did return the favor later on in the year in the Sun Belt Championship game.