Colonel Volleyball Set For First-Ever ASUN Meeting With Bellarmine

Oct 14, 2021 | Featured, Volleyball

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The two teams first met in 1972 and have not played each other since 1990.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – It won’t be the first time these two teams have met, but Saturday’s match will be the first time the Eastern Kentucky and Bellarmine volleyball teams meet as conference rivals.

The match-up in Louisville will begin at 1 p.m. ET and air live on ESPN+.

INSIDE THE SERIES
– EKU is 6-0 all-time against Bellarmine.

– The two teams first met in 1977 and have not played each other since 1990.

THE COLONELS
– Eastern Kentucky (6-15, 3-4 ASUN) split a pair of road matches last weekend, beating Central Arkansas 3-2 and falling to Lipscomb 3-1.

– Sarah Mitchell had a match-best 19 kills against Lipscomb. She had just three errors in 43 attempts for a .372 attack percentage.

– EKU leads the ASUN in kills (981) and assists (917), and is second in digs (1,152).

– Molly Michalak is second the ASUN with 254 kills this season and Mitchell is tied for third with 231 kills. Michalak is 19th in the nation in total attacks (781).

– Sydney Schoen is fifth in the ASUN with 4.05 digs per set and is first with a total of 332 digs.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT
– Bellarmine is 5-14 this season with a 1-6 mark in conference matches. The Knights suffered a pair of 3-0 shutouts on the road at Lipscomb and Central Arkansas last weekend.

– Jayme Scott recorded a match-high 15 kills in the loss at Central Arkansas.

– Scott leads the team, and is fifth in the ASUN, with 3.25 kills per set. She also leads the team with 17 service aces. Anna Lococo has a team-best 4.23 digs per set. Bailey Roszman contributes a team-high 0.56 blocks per set.

– Bellarmine is 12th in the ASUN Conference with 93 blocks. EKU ranks fourth in the league with 137 blocks.

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