|NCCU VOLLEYBALL BLANKS FSU, TATE MAKES HISTORY
Durham, N.C.- The North Carolina Central University volleyball
team defeated Fayetteville State University 3-0 (30-18, 30-12, 30-14)
inside McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium on Thursday.
NCCU (26-12, 14-0) held senior night and honored its lone senior,
Latoya Tate. Tate did not disappoint as she dished out 30 assists in the match,
and recorded her 1,000th assist this season, becoming only the fourth player in NCCU
volleyball history to amass 1,000 assists in a single-season. Tate, also
had three service aces and needs just four to pass Porche Williams (204)
as the school's career-leader in aces.
The Eagles were led by junior outside hitter Shari Matthews, who
recorded 17 kills, 11 service aces, eight digs and one block. Matthews, who leads the
CIAA and NCAA in total kills (828) and kills per game (6.32), needs just two service
aces to break the NCCU single-season service ace record (110 by in 2002).
NCCU junior right-side hitter Kai Wright collected seven kills, four service aces, four digs
and two block assists, while freshman defensive specialist Rachel Lloyd added a match-high 11 digs.
FSU (13-17, 7-6) was paced by sophomore right side hitter Heather Chance who accumulated
a team-high six kills. Junior libero Sha'Quana Veney recorded a team-high eight digs and had one service ace.
NCCU head coach Georgette Crawford-Crooks and her team finish out the regular season
Tuesday Oct. 31 at 6 p.m., inside McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium against former CIAA rival
Winston-Salem State University.
Admission is FREE to the public.