CCU volleyball captures Sun Belt title, No. 1 seed

The Coastal Carolina volleyball team clinched the number one overall seed in the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Championship Saturday evening with a 3-1 (25-27, 25-12, 25-21, 25-9) victory at Troy.

Troy edged Coastal in extra points in the opening set, but the Chants stormed back to win the next three, including the second and fourth sets by double-digit margins.

Coastal hit at an efficient .307 pace for the match while limiting Troy to .051, the second straight match in which CCU has held its opponent under .100.It is the first time as a league member that the Chanticleers will enter the conference tournament as the top overall seed, and second time in as many years that CCU is the Sun Belt East Division champion.

Coastal (18-7 overall, 15-1 Sun Belt) earns the top seed and automatically advances to the tournament semifinals. The Chants will begin their quest to a Sun Belt title defense Saturday at 6 p.m. The 2017 Sun Belt Championship will take place in Jonesboro, Ark., with Arkansas State serving as the host institution. All matches will be streamed on ESPN3.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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