Coastal hosts South Carolina for first time at HTC Center

The Coastal Carolina volleyball team recently moved into a tie for first-place in the Big South standings with victories over Radford and Liberty this past weekend and is set to welcome in SEC member South Carolina for the first time in program history.

The Chants will take on the Gamecocks at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening inside The HTC Center.

The Chants have taken on the Gamecocks 10 times since 1975, but South Carolina has never played a match in Conway.

The match will mark the final non-conference contest of the season for both Coastal and South Carolina. The Chants have won six of their last 10 matches including the last three home contests. The Gamecocks are coming in riding a seven-match losing streak after opening the season with a record 13-straight wins.

Admission to the match is free and the first 150 students who attend will receive free pizza.

The Chanticleers are 0-10 against the Gamecocks with the most recent meeting taking place Sept. 4, 2009, when South Carolina won 3-0 at home.

Junior Kindra Bailey was named the Choice Hotels Big South Volleyball Player of the Week Monday afternoon becoming the second Chanticleer to receive the award this season. Bailey joined freshman Gabriella Horvath who was named the Player of the Week on Oct. 1. The duo becomes the first Coastal Carolina teammates to be named Big South Players of the Week in the same season since 2005 when Katherine Jensen-Spencer and Jennifer Hampton each received the honor.

The Chants are led by Horvath who is averaging 2.77 kills per set while Bailey leads the team in blocking with 1.11 blocks per set. Bailey has also become one of the most lethal servers on the team after not serving her freshman and sophomore seasons. She leads the team with 23 service aces.

Coastal ranks third in the Big South in opponent hitting percentage (.180), fourth in blocks (2.14) and fourth in service aces (1.41). Bailey ranks second in the conference in blocks (1.11), fifth in hitting percentage (.296) and fifth in service aces (0.38). Horvath ranks sixth in kills (2.77) and junior Lauren Alejo ranks sixth in assists (7.86).

Photo by Joel Beachum

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