Loading

Catawba vs. Coker Match Preview

Coker Cobras

The Coker College women's volleyball team will be looking to start a winning streak when they take on Catawba at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct. 9), in the DeLoach Center. Tickets for the matches are $5 for adults, $3 for students and free to all Coker faculty, staff and students.

The Cobras finished with a 14-17 record last season. This year, they're off to a 9-8 start overall, with an 1-7 record in conference. Coker started the season 7-1, their best start in 20 years. Their 14 wins last season were the most for the program since 2007-2008, and they advanced to the quarterfinals of the South Atlantic Conference tournament for the first time in team history. Their coming off a dramatic, five-set, road victory against Tusculum on Saturday (Oct.6).

The Cobras feature an exciting mix of returners, along with five freshmen that have made an immediate impact on the team. Freshman Rami Mullen leads the team in assists (571), and ranks second in digs (210). She's recorded three consecutive double-doubles, and surpassed 50 or more assists twice already.

Senior libero Kara Overholt is closing out her Coker career with an impressive final season for the Cobras. Overholt leads the team in digs (278), and has surpassed Tara Nelson (2003-2007) for third place all-time in career digs at Coker. She's just 272 digs away from second place, and 329 from first place.

Player to Watch

Attram missed the first half of the season recovering from a major injury she suffered in October 2017. She's a vocal leader, and intimidating force as a middle blocker for the Cobras. Attram made a significant impact in Coker's win over Tusculum when she notched five kills and a .250 hitting percentage against the Pioneers.

KEY NUMBERS

272

Kara Overholt enters this match just 272 digs from second place on Coker's all-time digs list.

101

Taylor du Bray enters this match just 101 kills from her own single-season Coker kills record of 340.

3.98

Du Bray leads the conference with 3.98 kills per set, and ranks second in the conference with 239 total kills. She's also ranks second in the SAC with 28 service aces.

571

Freshman Rami Mullen ranks fourth in the conference with 571 assists.

STATISTICAL LEADERS

KILLS

Taylor Du Bray | 239

Lana Strejcek | 150

Olivia Cerick | 119

Cayley Gunter | 76

BLOCKS

Lana Strejcek | 53

Arianne Jewell | 27

Taylor du Bray| 22

Olivia Cerick | 16

DIGS

Kara Overholt | 278

Rami Mullen | 210

Taylor du Bray | 183

Olivia Cerick | 170

HITTING % (Min. 100 TA)

Lana Strejcek | .283%

Taylor du Bray | .183%

Cayley Gunter | .150%

Olivia Cerick | .137%

Coker Cobras

2018 Coker Women’s Volleyball Roster

2 Rami Mullen S Fr. 5-7 Harrisburg, N.C. / Hickory Ridge HS

3 Gabrielle Milo L Fr. 5-2 Summerville, S.C. / Ashley Ridge HS

4 Cayley Gunter OH Sr. 5-8 Johnsonville, S.C. / Johnsonville HS

5 Samantha Ojeda DS/L So. 5-3 Fort Mill, S.C. / Indian Land HS

7 Olivia Cerick OH Fr. 5-10 Huntersville, N.C. / William Amos Hough HS

8 Emily Everton OH Fr. 6-1 Moore, S.C. / Byrnes HS

9 Sierra Harvey MB Jr. 5-11 Kingsland, Ga. / Camden County HS

10 Taylor du Bray S/RS Jr. 5-9 Highlands Rach, Colo. / Mountain Vista HS

11 Caroline Layne MB Fr. 6-0 Spartanburg, S.C / Spartanburg HS

12 Maddie Gardner DS/L Jr. 5-5 Knoxville, Tenn. / University of Tennessee

14 Annie Mansfield OH So. 5-10 Yalaha, Fla. / First Academy - Leesburg

15 Payton Jackson RS/MB So. 5-11 McKinney, Tx. / McKinney North HS

16 Arianne Jewell MB Sr. 5-10 Canton, Ga. / Cherokee HS

17 Chloe Attram MB Sr. 5-10 Laurel, Md. / Francis Marion University

19 Olivia Veith OH Sr. 5-10 Pensacola, Fla. / Pine Forest HS

20 Lana Strejcek MB Fr. 6-3 Cornelius, N.C. / William Amos Hough HS

Head Coach: Julia Rowland

Assistant Coaches: Jay Novoa-Miralles, Jose Soto

2018 Women's Volleyball Schedule

8.24. | Winston-Salem | 1:00 PM | Home | WIN 3-0

8.24 | Lees-McRae | 7:00 PM | Home | WIN 3-0

8.25 | Indianapolis | 1:00 PM | Home | LOSS 3-0

8.25 | UNC Pembroke | 7:00 PM | Home | WIN 3-1

8.31 | Fayetteville State | 11:00 AM | @ UNC Pembroke | WIN 3-0

8.31 | Shaw | 3:00 PM | @ UNC Pembroke | WIN 3-1

9.1 | Lees-McRae | 3:00 PM | @ UNC Pembroke | WIN 3-0

9.1 | UNC Pembroke | 7:00 PM | @ UNC Pembroke | WIN 3-2

9.4 | Queens (N.C.) | 7:00 PM | @ Queens | LOSS 3-2

9.7 | Anderson (S.C.) | 1:00 PM | @ Anderson, S.C. | LOSS 3-0

9.7 | Erskine | 3:00 PM | @ Anderson, S.C. | WIN 3-0

9.14 | Mars Hill | 7:00 PM | Home | POSTPONED

9.15 | Lenoir-Rhyne | 3:00 PM | Home | POSTPONED

9.18 | Wingate | 7:00 PM | Home | POSTPONED

9.22 | Carson-Newman | 2:00 PM | @ Carson-Newman | LOSS 3-2

9.25 | Queens (N.C.) | 7:00 PM | Home | LOSS 3-0

9.28 | Newberry | 7:00 PM | Home | LOSS 3-0

9.29 | Anderson (S.C.) | 2:00 PM | Home | LOSS 3-1

10.05 | Lincoln Memorial | 7:00 PM | @ Lincoln Memorial | LOSS 3-0

10.06 | Tusculum | 2:00 PM | @ Tusculum | WIN 3-2

10.09 | Catawba | 6:30 PM | Home

10.12 | Mars Hill | 7:00 PM | @ Mars Hill

10.16 | Wingate | 7:00 PM | @ Wingate

10.20 | Carson-Newman | 2:00 PM | Home

10.23 | Lenoir-Rhyne | 7:00 PM | @ Lenoir-Rhyne

10.26 | Newberry | 7:00 PM | @ Newberry

10.30 | Catawba | 6:30 PM | @ Catawba

11.2 | Lincoln Memorial | 7:00 PM | Home

11.3 | Tusculum | 2:00 PM | Home

SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE STANDINGS

Wingate | 9-0 Conference | 16-0 Overall

Anderson | 11-1 Conference | 20-2 Overall

Mars Hill | 7-2 Conference | 13-4 Overall

Lenoir-Rhyne | 6-4 Conference | 12-5 Overall

Lincoln Memorial | 5-4 Conference | 9-6 Overall

Carson-Newman | 5-4 Conference | 9-7 Overall

Queens (N.C.) | 5-6 Conference | 9-9 Overall

Catawba | 2-7 Conference | 6-14 Overall

Newberry | 2-9 Conference | 7-11 Overall

Coker | 1-7 Conference | 9-8 Overall

Tusculum | 0-9 Conference | 2-13 Overall

Catawba vs Coker

Tuesday, October 9th | 6:30 PM | DeLoach Center

Catawba finished 6-19 last season, and 4-16 in conference. The Indians lost 16 consecutive matches at one point last year, before winning three of their final four, including a 3-1 victory over Queens, the eventual conference tournament champions. This year, they've posted a 6-14 record overall, and 2-7 record in conference. Catawba lost six consecutive matches before beating Newberry 3-2 on Saturday (Oct. 6).

The Indians return the vast majority of their nucleus from last season. Sophomore Jade Brooks has emerged as their most potent outside hitter, averaging a team-best 2.16 kills per set. Meanwhile, junior Allie Grubb continues to be their biggest threat in the middle. Grubb and Kimberly Hurtado represent an effective duo of blockers that should provide a nice test for Lana Strejcek, Chloe Attram, and Arianne Jewell.

Catawba was picked to finish tenth in the SAC Volleyball Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Cobras match up well with the Indians, but road victories over Queens and Newberry suggest Catawba can play at a high level in uncomfortable environments.

Player to Watch

Morgan is a freshman out of Maiden High School. She recorded 14 kills and 12 digs in Catawba's victory over Newberry. She's slowly been getting more involved in the Indians' offense, racking up 30 attempts against Carson-Newman, 25 against Wingate, and then 46 against Newberry. She appears to be their outside hitter of the future, and should continue to get opportunities down the stretch.

Kylie Morgan

STATISTICAL LEADERS

KILLS | Jade Brooks - 147

BLOCKS | Allie Grubb - 41

ASSISTS | Morgan Hester - 604

DIGS | Jade Brooks - 206

Hitting % | Morgan Hester - .354%

Catawba Indians

2018 Indians Volleyball Roster

1 Micah Ensor RS 6-0 So. Marietta,GA/Lassiter

2 Kylie Morgan OH 5-9 Fr. Newton,NC/Maiden

4 Jaida Henderson MB 5-11 Jr. Creedmoor,NC/S.Granville

6 Morgan Harrison S 5-11 Fr. Upper Arlington,OH/Upper Arlington

8 Allison Benton OH 5-10 Sr. High Springs,FL/St. Francis

9 Abby Benton OH/DS 5-10 So. High Springs,FL/St. Francis

10 Allie Grubb MB 5-10 Jr. Trinity,NC/Wheatmore

11 Jade Brooks OH 5-10 So. Hickory,NC/Foard

12 Macy Eidenberger OH 5-10 So. Trinity,NC/Wheatmore

13 Alexa Marcy OH 5-9 Sr. Fort Collins,CO/Fossil Ridge

14 Libby Bickenbach DS 5-5 Sr. Olive Branch,MS/St. Benedict

16 Jessica Walker MB 5-11 Fr. Burlington,NC/W.Alamance

18 Morgan Hester S 5-6 Jr. Salisbury,NC/Carson

21 Payton Medich S 5-8 Fr. Statesville,NC/Statesville

24 Kimberly Hurtado MB 5-11 Sr. Indian Trail,NC/Sun Valley

Brittany Small RS 5-11 Jr. Salisbury,NC/E.Rowan/Liberty

Head Coach: Ginger Hamric

Assistant Coach: David Brooks

WATCH LIVE ON THE COBRA SPORTS NETWORK

Can't make it to the DeLoach Center this weekend? Catch all four games on the Cobra Sports Network via Stretch Internet at the link below.

Created By
Coker College Cobras
Appreciate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.