North Carolina A&T Aggies (1-14) vs. Campbell Camels (8-7)
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 7 p.m.
Facility: Moore Gym
Probable Starters: MB Aleena McDaniel (5-10, Sophomore, 2.36 kills/set), RS Maris Kellar (5-8 Sophomore, 0.29 blocks/set), S Liz Martino (5-7, Freshman, 5.08 assists/set), OH Brooke Stamnes (5-9, Sophomore, 2.35 kills/set), MH Te'Borah Hawkins-Hollingsworth (6-0, Sophomore, 0.64 blocks/set) and OH Jillian Nobles (6-0 Freshman, 1.52 kills/set)
Aggies Overview: North Carolina A&T returns back to Moore Gymnasium after four straight road matches. The last time the Aggies were in Moore they dropped a 3-0 match to Charlotte on Sept. 17. A&T competed at the High Point University Classic over the weekend where it faced High Point, Davidson, and Murray State. The Aggies saw contributions from several players in every match of the tournament. Nobles led A&T in kills (seven) against High Point. Stamnes, Hawkins-Hollingsworth, and Nobles each recorded seven kills over Davidson. Stamnes led the Aggies with 11 kills against Murray State. It was Stamnes’ first double-figure match in kills since she posted 10 against Charlotte on Sept. 17.
Match Overview: Campbell is on a three-match losing streak after dropping matches to Cleveland State James Madison, and Wake Forest. The Camels are 1-3 on the road this season but have posted a 2-0 record against MEAC teams. Campbell defeated Hampton 3-1 and North Carolina Central 3-0. Campbell has three players averaging at least 2.0 kills per set. The Camels are led by Jessica Groen (2.67), Alexis Hein (2.38), and Lindsey Coats (2.31). Coats also leads Campbell in blocks with 45.
Potential Star: Stamnes registered a team-high 11 kills in the Aggies last match. She has led A&T in kills five times this season.
"We are very excited to be back on our home court. We have been steadily improving in a number of areas. This is our last match before conference play so we will look at this match as a final tune up before conference. Campbell has played well this preseason so we will have to be on our game. We are looking forward to an exciting crowd." From head coach Hal Clifton.
News & Notes:
- In their last meeting, Campbell seized a 3-2 win over the Aggies in Buies Creek on Sept. 22, 2012.
- Although the Aggies held a 58-51 advantage in kills against the Camels, they recorded nine more errors than Campbell. McDaniel finished with 10 kills.
- Ashley Johnson is currently fifth in the MEAC in digs, averaging 3.90 digs per set.
- A&T opens its conference schedule on Friday, Sept. 27 at North Carolina Central.