October 13, 2011

Volleyball Hosts Winthrop, Presbyterian in Weekend Set

BUIES CREEK, N.C.-Campbell will continue its homestand with two more Big South Conference matches this weekend, hosting Winthrop and Presbyterian. The Camels will take on Winthrop Friday at 7 p.m. before welcoming PC at 2 p.m. Saturday inside the Pope Center.

The Camels are 9-12 on the season with a 2-3 record in Big South matches following a pair of setbacks last weekend to Radford and conference leader Liberty. Freshman right side Brooke Kelley notched her top two performances of the season in the contests, leading the team with 22 combined kills.

Kelley posted eight kills and hit a season-high .583 (8-1-12) on Friday against Radford, following with a personal-best 14 kills against the Flames one day later. Kelley's .583 attack rate is the second-highest by a Camel this season. Senior middle Annie Kobeski added eight and 13 kills, respectively, tacking on three blocks in each outing.

Junior outside hitter Jordan Reaves leads the Camels on the season at 2.84 kills and 2.88 digs per set, while Kobeski tallies 1.96 kills and 0.94 blocks per frame. Sophomore setter Heather Wilson averages 7.74 assists and 1.90 digs per set, while senior libero Kelsey Campbell posts 3.34 digs per set.

Winthrop will come to Buies Creek at 11-6 on the year and 4-1 in Big South play, winning six of its last seven overall. The Eagles are led by senior middle Becca Toor's 3.51 kills and 0.94 blocks per set. Freshman middle blocker Jennica Mullins adds 1.60 kills and 1.17 blocks, while freshman defensive specialist Catherine Brusie collects a team-high 3.99 digs per set. Sophomore setter Stephanie Palmer tallies 8.85 assists and 2.35 digs per set for the Eagles.

At 6-11 overall and 2-1 in conference tilts, PC recently saw a three match winning streak snapped at the hands of Winthrop. The Blue Hose posted wins over Coastal Carolina, Charleston Southern and UNC Wilmington before dropped a match to the Eagles. Junior outside hitter Presley Mabrey leads Presbyterian at 3.47 kills and 1.92 digs per set. Freshman setter Ashtin Frank registers 10.02 assists and 1.92 digs per set, while sophomore libero Mary Trimpe tacks on 3.58 digs per set.

After the pair of weekend matches, the Camels will wrap up their homestand with High Point on Tuesday at 7 p.m.