Lady Chants’ season comes to a close in Big South final

ccuvolley-5For the second-straight season the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina advanced to Big South Conference Championship match. Coastal fell at the hands of number one seed Radford University, 3-0. The Chants under second-year head coach Jozsef Forman finish the season with a 19-12 record and a second-place regular season and tournament finish.

CCU sophomore Gabriella Horvath led the Chants with 11 kills as the Highlanders took the match 36-34, 25-13 and 25-22. The Highlanders receive the NCAA Tournament automatic bid with the victory.

Senior’s Lauren Alejo and Meghan Laffin were named to the All-Tournament team. Alejo had 38 assists and seven digs in the match while Laffin had seven kills and a block. Senior Kindra Bailey led the squad with five blocks and added seven kills while sophomore Lian Bernett had nine kills and 10 digs.

Senior Lindsay Gill led the Chants with 19 digs.

Alejo finishes her career with 2,919 assists which ranks fourth in the CCU Record Book. Gill closes out her career with 1,503 digs in just three seasons which ranks third in the CCU record book. Her 510 digs this season rank as the fourth most by an individual in a season at CCU.

Bailey compiled 301 total blocks in her four years at Coastal and ranks seventh in the record book. She also has 232 block assists which ranks fifth in the record book.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

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