On Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, the Coastal Carolina University volleyball team travelled to Iowa City, Iowa to play in the CY–Hawk Series.
CCU played Iowa State for the first time in our university’s history on Friday afternoon. CCU unfortunately fell to the Cardinals in a 2-3 match. The Cardinals claimed the first set, but Coastal came back to win the second set. It was in the third and fifth set that Coastal was not able to hold off their opponents, and our team’s winning streak came to an end.
Brigitta Petrenko, freshman setter, competed in her fifth match in a row with over forty assists and claimed her fourth double-double with forty-one assists and ten digs.
Kyla Manning had her best offensive performance against the Cardinals with 17 kills, hitting 297.
After falling to Iowa St., the CCU record stands at 9-1.
The CCU athletes faced Iowa University on Friday following their game against Iowa State. CCU defeated Iowa for the first time in school history in a match that ended 3-1.
Anett Nemeth, sophomore opposite, claimed her first double-double of the season with 16 kills and 11 blocks. Christina Nance, redshirt sophomore outside hitter, tied with Nemeth with 11 blocks. Nance also set a new season record for herself with 10 assists, claiming her first double-double of the 2019 season.
CCU would go on to face Lipscomb University on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019.
Coastal fell to Lipscomb in a 2-3 match. CCU only trailed by two in the final tie breaking match, 12-15.
Manning and Nemeth tied for the most kills during the match, each with 20 kills. Maria Levanova also put in 14 kills.
Petrenko had an outstanding game with 51 assists and 10 digs. This game marked the third time this season Petrenko has exceeded 50 assists in a single game. She also claimed her fifth double-double of the season.
The end of the CY-Hawk Series marks the end of non-conference play for the CCU women’s volleyball team. Our team is now entering into the Sunbelt season with a 10-2 record, tying for first place in the conference with Troy.
The CCU athletes take on Georgia Southern on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 in the HTC Center at 6:30 p.m.