Lady Chants spike Wolves, reach Sun Belt title game

The Coastal Carolina volleyball team is making its second straight Sun Belt Conference championship appearance after defeating fourth-seeded Arkansas State, 3-1, Saturday afternoon on the Red Wolves’ home court. The top-seeded Chanticleers advance to face #2 Texas State in Sunday’s championship match at 3 p.m.

The Chants (19-7) initially fell behind in the match after A-State (20-11) took the opening set, 22-25, but stormed back to claim the following three sets, 25-21, 25-23, 25-20, to secure the victory.

Coastal’s Leah Hardeman paced the winning side with 19 kills and a .311 hitting percentage. She finished the double-double with 13 digs, and added three blocks.

Kyla Manning (14) and Larissa Dos Santos (11) also tallied double figure kills. The latter hit at a .611 pace and factored into a trio of blocks.

Sara Boothe dished out 34 assists, and had Coastal’s second double-double as she added 12 digs.

Sydney Alvis led the match with 19 digs, helping the Chanticleer defense limit the Red Wolves to a .228 hitting percentage.

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