RALEIGH, N.C. – Shaw University women's volleyball will host its second-consecutive home match on Monday, Oct. 1 when the Lady Bears play host to division foe Fayetteville State University for Greek Night. First serve is slated for 6 p.m. in C.C. Spaulding Gymnasium and the contest will be broadcast on the Shaw Bears Sports Network.
Admission is free and all fans are asked to arrive early due to limited seating in Spaulding Gymnasium. Fans can also follow live tweets on Twitter @ShawBears or follow live stats on www.shawbears.com.
The Lady Bears opened division play with a 3-0 win over Winston-Salem State Thursday (Sept. 27). Junior Karla Sosa (Brownsville, TX) led Shaw in the win with 12 kills in three sets – a career-high this season.
FSU (2-7 overall) travels to Raleigh at 2-2 in the league, including its most recent win at home against Saint Augustine's. The Lady Broncos defeated the Lady Falcons in three sets (25-19, 25-17 and 25-6). Bojo Jada registered 13 kills while Ziyanna Canty added 11 assist. The contest against SAU marked the first match for FSU since Sept. 9 as the Lady Broncos schedule was impacted due to Hurricane Florence.
The two squads have battled it out over the past two seasons as FSU was the only team in the conference to beat Shaw at least once throughout the regular season – snapping the Lady Bears win-streak of 14-games twice. However, the Lady Bears have won the Southern Division title two years in a row with a 15-1 mark against league opponents in each of those seasons.
Additionally, the Lady Bears (10-6, 7-0 CIAA) have won its last eight matches and seven-consecutive conference matches. Shaw averages 11.3 kills per set (.184 hitting), 10.3 assists and 13.7 digs per set compared to the Lady Broncos who post an average of 8.8 kills (.037 hitting), 8.0 assists and 14.1 digs per set in eight games.
For the most up-to-date information on Shaw women's volleyball and its 13 varsity sport teams, visit shawbears.com.