LADY BEARS LACES UP FOR CIAA VOLLEYBALL ROUND-UP THIS WEEKEND

LADY BEARS LACES UP FOR CIAA VOLLEYBALL ROUND-UP THIS WEEKEND

RALEIGH, N.C. – Riding a nine-game win-streak and 5-0 mark against Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) opponents, the Shaw University women's volleyball team will participate in the CIAA Round-Up this weekend in Petersburg, Va. at the VSU Multipurpose Center.

Hosted by Virginia State University, the CIAA round-up will begin on Saturday, Sept. 30 with the Lady Bears taking on Elizabeth City State (2-12, 2-4 CIAA) at 12 noon, followed by a contest with VSU (3-8, 3-2 CIAA) at 6 p.m. for the nightcap.

On Sunday, Oct. 1, Shaw will face Bowie State (0-11, 0-6 CIAA) at 11 a.m.

Shaw: The Lady Bears are 13-2 overall, 5-0 in the CIAA and currently post a 5-2 mark at neutral sites so far on the season. In their last outing, Shaw swept Johnson C. Smith, 3-0 in C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium on Sept. 25. That contest featured junior tandem Saraya Klink (Fuquay-Varina, NC) and Kelly Murphy (Mukwonago, WI) combining for 18 total kills, 12 digs and two service aces each.

Amongst the CIAA, Shaw ranks third in kills per set (11.07) and hitting percentage (.223). The Lady Bears are currently tied for second in digs per set at 13.67.

Murphy leads the conference in total kills at 122, while Klink is right behind her at 120 on the season. In addition, Klink ranks second in the league with a hitting percentage of .367, while junior Jazmine Johnson-McCoy (Seattle, WA) is fifth (.293). For service aces per set, Murphy is currently third (.71) and junior Michelle Olmeda-Gonzalez (San Juan, PR) is fifth among the conference with assists per set (5.86).

Defensively, senior Tiffany Brooks (Efland, NC) ranks third in the league with 3.96 digs per set and leads the CIAA in total digs with 198 on the season, following Murphy who is currently second with 167 stops. Klink has an average of 1.02 blocks per set (4th in CIAA).

For a complete schedule of matches, please see below:

 

Game Schedule September 30, 2017

Time Court Team (Home) Team (Visiting)

12pm Court # 1 Bowie State University vs. Saint Augustine's University
12pm Court # 2 Shaw University vs. Elizabeth City State University


3pm Court #1 Elizabeth City State University vs. Saint Augustine's University
3pm Court #2 Virginia State University vs. Winston-Salem State University

6pm Court #1 Virginia State University vs. Shaw University

6pm Court #2 Bowie State University vs. Winston-Salem State University

 

Game Schedule October 1, 2017

Time Court Team (Home) Team (Visiting)

11am Court # 1 Bowie State University vs. Shaw University
11 am Court # 2 Winston-Salem State University vs. Elizabeth City State University


1pm Court # 1 Saint Augustine's University vs. Virginia State University

 

Following this weekend's action, Shaw will return home to host division foe Winston-Salem State University on Thursday, Oct. 5 in C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium for Greek Night. First serve is slated for 6 p.m.

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw volleyball and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.