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  • By Morgen S. Cvetko

CCU volleyball wins Sunbelt East

The Coastal Carolina Volleyball team hosted South Alabama on Sunday, Nov. 17. This was CCU’s last home game and marked the end of the regular Sunbelt Conference season. The win against USA allowed Coastal to claim the Sunbelt East Championship.

Coastal Carolina held the lead for most of the first match against USA. The match ended with a kill from Kyla Manning, bringing up Petrenko to serve. Petrenko served an ace, her second of the night, and the match ended, 19-25 Coastal.

USA had first serve in the second match, however, they lost the ball to CCU on a service error. After that, the match was back and forth between USA and CCU. Coastal was able to win the game with a kill by Mariia Levanova. Final score was 22-25, Coastal. Petrenko had a great game with 14 assists.

South Alabama took the third match, 25-17. USA took the lead early after a ball handling error and Coastal was never able to recover.

Coastal came back to win the fourth match against South Alabama. Early in the match, it looked like either team could walk away with a win, however, a service error from USA allowed CCU to gain a small lead. Anett Nemeth came up to serve four serves in a row with the help of Levanova and Petrenko. The match ended with a set from Petrenko to Manning, which she successfully killed. The final score was 19-25, Coastal.

The win against South Alabama left Coastal Volleyball with a 13-3 conference record and a 23-5 overall record. CCU walked away from the game as the 2019 Sunbelt East Champions.

The CCU Volleyball team will travel to San Marcos, TX for the Sunbelt Conference Semi-Finals on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. Their first match will be at 5 p.m. and it is still unknown as to who they will play.

Students can watch the game on ESPN+.

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