Volleyball Set for Evansville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Belmont (6-5) will host Evansville (9-3) in the final home non-conference match. The Bruins are coming off a tournament sweep of the Kangaroo Klassic while Evansville looks to bounce back from a five-set loss to Arizona last weekend.
Belmont trails the Purple Aces 3-5 in the all-time series, but the Bruins have won the last three meetings, including the only meeting in the Curb Event Center. That win came back in 2008, a good season for Belmont that ended in a conference championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament, a feat this year's squad would certainly like to mimic as they head into the final week of non-confernce play.
The Bruins are led by senior Maggie Johnson, who was named the Kangaroo Klassic MVP and the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week this week. Johnson currently leads the conference in kills and points and has helped Belmont hold the top spot in league rankings in kills for all three weeks of the season so far. Other players to watch include sophomore setter Hannah Miranda, who leads the conference in assists; sophomore libero Jamie Lundstrom, who set a Curb Event Center record with 40 digs against Sacramento State and currently leads the A-Sun in that category; sophomore Jen Myer, who leads the conference in service aces with 36 (0.92/set); and sophomore Allison McCoy who last weekend emerged as an offensive alternative to Johnson en route to earning all-tournament honors.
Belmont will face a challenge in Evansville, who has already garnered nine wins this season, including a victory of ETSU out of the A-Sun and Murray State, who the Bruins faced in the Belmont Invitational at the start of the season.
Live stats and full match recaps, as well as final boxscores and season statistics are available at www.belmontbruins.com. Video of tonight's match will be available through ASun.TV, a subscription service.