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Aiming to Pounce on the Panthers

Aiming to Pounce on the Panthers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University Volleyball will look to extend its win streak when it hits the road this weekend. The Bruins (3-20, 3-8 OVC) travel to the Land of Lincoln to take on Eastern Illinois (9-17, 4-7 OVC) on Saturday afternoon.

EIU will look to rebound after having its two-match win streak snapped on the road at SIUE for a midweek game. The loss moves the Panthers to 9-17 overall and 4-7 in Ohio Valley Conference play. Eastern Illinois is led in kills by Laurel Bailey, who has a total of 272. Bailey Chandler leads the team in assists with a total of 488 while Anne Hughes leads in digs with a total of 484.

Belmont leads the all-time series, 7-1. The Panthers won last season's matchup, 3-0, in Nashville.

BU will look to build on its latest win with its upcoming road trip to Charleston. Freshman Taylor Floyd (Louisville, Ky.) leads the Bruins in kills with a total of 169 and is followed by senior Maggie Mullins (Nashville, Tenn.), who has contributed 167.  Freshman Carly Mason (Forsyth, Ill.) leads in assists with a total of 402 while sophomore Akia Warrior (Ft. Worth, Texas) has recorded 290. Warrior leads in service aces with a total of 18 with senior Haley Sullivan (Lemont, Ill.) is close behind with a total of 14.  Sullivan also leads in digs with a total of210 followed by classmate Tori Simmons (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), who has added 144 and freshman Peyton Kelley (Normal, Ill.), who has tallied 139.

Saturday's match is set to begin at 2 p.m. Live stats will be available. Fans may also follow the team's Twitter account (@BelmontVB) for live, in-game updates.


Belmont Volleyball at Eastern Illinois Match Notes