NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University Volleyball will look to extend its win streak as it concludes its longest homestand of the season this weekend in the Curb Event Center. The Bruins (1-17, 1-5 OVC) host Austin Peay (16-2, 6-0 OVC) on Friday night before taking on Murray State (9-9, 3-3 OVC) on Saturday afternoon for Ohio Valley Conference action.
Conference leader APSU makes the short trip to Nashville in hopes of extending its undefeated streak in the OVC. Austin Peay stands at 16-2 overall and 6-0 in the OVC. The Govs are led in kills by Brooke Moore and Cecily Gable, who have tallied 227 and 215, respectively. Kristen Stucker, who has been tabbed the OVC setter of the week 19 times during her career, leads the team in assists with a total of 744. Jaymeson Kinley and Ginny Gerig lead the team in digs with a total of 225 apiece.
The all-time series is tied 12-12 between the programs, after the Govs snapped a 12-match win streak with a victory one year ago.
Murray State puts its 3-0 win streak on the line with a trip to Music City this weekend, now standing at 9-9 overall and 3-3 in league play. The Racers are led in kills by Rachel Giustino and Dacia Brown, who have contributed 269 and 234, respectively. Callie Anderton leads in assists with a total of 459 while Becca Fernandez leads in digs with a total of 274.
The Racers lead the all-time series, 7-4, and have won two of the last three matchups.
BU will look to build on its first conference win of the season this weekend. Senior Maggie Mullins (Nashville, Tenn.) leads the Bruins in kills with a total of 140 followed by freshman Taylor Floyd (Louisville, Ky.), who has contributed 108. Freshman Carly Mason (Forsyth, Ill.) leads in assists with a total of 285 while sophomore Akia Warrior (Ft. Worth, Texas) has recorded 213. Senior Haley Sullivan (Lemont, Ill.) leads in service aces with a total of 14. Sullivan also leads in digs with a total of 146 followed by senior Tori Simmons (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), who has added 125.
Friday's match is set to begin at 6 p.m. while Saturday afternoon's contest is set for a 2 p.m. start. Live stats will be available and both matches can be seen on the OVC Digital Network. Fans may also follow the team's Twitter account (@BelmontVB) for live, in-game updates.