BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Campbell welcomes in-state foe UNC Wilmington to Gore Arena/John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Happy Hump Day promotions can be accessed by fans at the match utilizing Twitter and Facebook.
Head coach Greg Goral and sophomore outside Katelyn Layden (Chapel Hill, N.C.) discuss the adjustments the team has made going into the contest against the Seahawks in the video that can be viewed above.
The match is broadcasted on the new free Big South Network that can be watched on any device including iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Live stats and mobile live stats are also available for the contest against UNCW.
The Camels head to Harrisonburg, Va., on Friday for a 5 p.m. match against Cleveland State. Campbell faces host James Madison and Wake Forest in a pair of contests on Saturday.
MATCH 12 | CAMPBELL (7-4) vs. UNC WILMINGTON(8-2)
WEDNESDAY | SEPT 18 | 7 P.M. BUIES CREEK, N.C | GORE ARENA
Camels All-Time vs. UNCW: 16-27
Series History: The programs have met 43 times with UNCW holding a 27-16 advantage including a 3-0 win last year in Wilmington, N.C. Campbell won the last meeting at Gore Arena in 2011, 3-0. The Seahawks though have won four of the previous five matchups.
Scouting Report: The Seahawks enter the match with an 8-2 mark, including wins over Navy (3-1), Elon (3-0), Illinois-Chicago (3-0), Houston Baptist (3-1), N.C. A&T (3-0), UNC Asheville (3-1), Western Carolina (3-1) and Mercer (3-0). Alabama (2-3) and FIU (1-3) have topped UNCW. Christi Laite leads the offensive attack with 3.68 kills per set and .296 attack pct., while Morgan Kline has contributed 2.77 kills per frame. The setting duo of Victoria Phillips and Alyssa Desjardins have combined for 11.82 assists per set. The back row is paced by Haley Collins with 3.35 digs per set. Meredith Peacock has blocked down 1.59 attacks per frame. Amy Bambenek is in her fifth season at the helm of the Seahawks' program.
Scouting the Camels
- The 7-2 start was the program's best since 2001, when it began 8-2. The mark tied for the third-best start to a season.
- The Camels have pushed their opponents to a decisive fifth frame, four times, and have won each of those matches. Campbell rallied after facing match point, 23-24, during the fourth frame vs. San Jose St. and Georgetown.
- Jessica Groen leads the offensive attack with 2.75 kills per set. The presence of Alexis Hein (2.34), Lindsey Coats (2.29), Lorin Thomas (2.05) and Katelyn Layden (1.77) have provided the Camels with consistent offense threats.
- A 9.16 assists average has been totaled by Heather Wilson, who earned Big South Player of the Week honors on Sept. 9.
- The Camels rank fifth in the nation as of Sept. 16 in digs per set at 18.20 and are led by Mary Crema, who ranks fifth and paces the Big South at 5.55. Hein (2.95), Layden (2.64) and Wilson (2.61) are all back-row contributors.
- A big presence at the net has been created by Thomas and Coats with 0.91 and 0.79 blocks per frame, respectively.
EARNING TOP HONORS
BIG SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK
ATTACKING BY COMMITTEE
CREMA LEADING THE DEFENSE
MOVING UP THE CHARTS
BSC DEFENSIVE POTW