SAN ANGELO, TX (October 7, 2022) – The Lubbock Christian University Lady Chaparrals hit the road for their next four games, opening their road trip Friday at 7 p.m. with a Lone Star Conference game against Angelo State inside from the Junell Center.
|LONE STAR CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL|
|Angelo State||San Angelo, TX||Fri 7 Oct||7 p.m.||Video||Statistics|
WATCHING THE STATE OF ANGELO
– LCU and Angelo State reunite for the 33rdrd time of all time. ASU won the previous (non-conference) regular season meeting this season (3-1 on Sept. 10) to place the series’ all-time record at 23-9 against LCU. ASU, which had a nine-game winning streak beginning in 1980, has won all six previous meetings. Seventeen (17) games have been played in San Angelo, where LCU is 5-12 (LCU has won five of the last 10 in San Angelo).
– ASU, which went 24-5 last season (going 16-1 in LSC play), finished its season in the NCAA Division II South Central Regions. This season, the Belles enter the contest 9-9 on the season and have a 5-1 conference record (tied for third in the standings). They are chosen in pre-season LSC second this season.
– The Belles posted a season-high 16 blocks against LCU in the previous meeting this season (UTEP transfer Marina Sanchez with 13) and they rank seventh in the LSC (35e nationally) with 144 team blocks. They are posting 2.15 per set, which is seventh in the LSC. Sanchez ranks third in LSC (12e at national level) with 1.27 per set.
– Hannah Kinnison, transferring to the University of San Francisco, leads the Belles with 143 kills this season. ASU received much of its output in the previous transfer meeting from Sam Houston State, Sam Rodgers (15) and Kaila Garnett (13), who combined for 28 wins over the Lady Chaps.
– Six of ASU’s nine wins this season have come at home, where the Belles are 6-3 this season. They are riding a three-game winning streak at home, which began with their 3-1 victory over LCU.
LADY CHAP NOTES
– LCU is 8-11 this season (4-4 in conference and ninth in the standings) and is coming off a 3-2 home win over Texas Woman’s Wednesday. The win put the LCU 7-3 in home games this season. The Lady Chaps are looking for their first road win of the season, as they are 0-4 on the road (all four road games are against opponents who have combined for a 51-19 aggregate record and a 22-3 home record). sage string leads LCU with 24 casualties on the road and Payton Murray leads in kills per set (2.29). Kayton Genenbacher average 7.4 assists per set and Kendall Mahaney has 3.1 digs per set. Home teams are averaging 9.25 aces and 8.5 blocks per game against the LCU this season.
– Lubbock Christian, 0-8 in the first set loss this season, is 6-0 when winning the third set and 2-11 when losing the set (LCU have won two of their last three games by losing the third Positioner). Sticking to record trends, LCU is 7-0 when leading in kills or leading in offense percentage and 1-11 when trailing each of the categories. Oddly, the LCU is 1-5 when leading in blocks in a game, picking up its first win on Sept. 28 (against Midwestern State…by producing more blocks than its opponent).
– Lily Bickley heads into Friday’s game as the Lady Chaps team leader in eliminations (157), with sage chain second with 152 wins. Bickley leads LCU in kills per set (2.49) and Chain leads LCU in points per set (2.97). In eight conference games, Bickley has hit .284 and has an attack percentage above .500 in three of the last six games. She has a .283 offense percentage on the season, ranking 18th in the LSC.
– Ferryman Kayton Genenbacher has six double-doubles on the season (leads LCU). Genenbacher is averaging 9.8 assists per set (third in LSC and 52n/a nationally), 0.24 aces per set and 2.39 digs per set. The second leads the LSC in total assists (696), or 12e nationally. She posted a career-high 21 digs Wednesday against TWU to finish her third straight game with a double-double.
– Second year Libero Kendall Mahaney has seven matches of at least 20 digs this season. Mahaney leads the team with 317 digs (sixth in the LSC and 35e nationally) and sits at a pace of 4.46 per set (seventh in the LSC).
– LCU points leader sage chain also leads the LCU to 10th in LSC with a pace of 1.03 blocks per set (72 overall on the season, ranking fifth in LSC). She’s posted at least seven blocks in a game four times this season, with a game-high 8.0 on Sept. 3 against UCCS.
-LCU had five solo blocks on Sept. 23 against DBU. They have posted at least five solo blocks in a game on three occasions this season, which is the most in a single season since 2019. The Lady Chaps rank eighth in LSC games with 2.1 blocks per set. Kalli Dalland ranks fifth in LSC in blocks per set in conference games (1.1).
– Lily Bickley (68), Aliyah Gray (64) and sage chain (63) all have at least 60 eliminations in LSC contests. Gray leads the LCU with 2.21 kills per set. Chain leads the Lady Chaps with a pace of 2.68 points per set in LSC competitions. LCU hits .183 in conference games and opponents have a .188 attack percentage against LCU in conference. LCU is led in blocks in conference play by Kalli Dalland (28). Dalland (1.12) and Hailey Cournoyer (1.0) provide the LCU with two players averaging at least 1.0 blocks per set in conference games).
Active Lady Chaps Notable performances against ASU
–Zoe Parker – 4 aces on September 9, 2022