North Carolina A&T (3-12, 1-0 MEAC) vs. North Carolina Central (2-12, 1-0 MEAC)
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1
Time: 6 p.m.
Facility: Moore Gymnasium
YOUR NORTH CAROLINA A&T AGGIES: North Carolina A&T is playing their archrival and they a bunch of Aggie supporters in the building Tuesday night to witness it. The volleyball team looks to win their second consecutive match as they host N.C. Central at Moore Gymnasium.
The Aggies are coming off a 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-17) sweep of S.C. State last Friday for the MEAC opener. Junior outside hitter Courteney Pitt led the team with a match-high 18 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. Freshman setter Addy Warfield led the team with 17 assists and junior setter Edie Brewer added 16 assists, six digs and three service aces.
For the season, Pitt ranks second in the MEAC in kills per set (3.87). She also averages 1.81 digs. Brewer averages 5.77 assists per set, which ranks her sixth in the conference. The versatile Brewer also averages 2.77 kills, 2.55 digs and 0.28 service aces per set to go along with a .270 hitting percentage. She is sixth in the conference in hitting percentage and ninth in kills per set.
Defensively, sophomore libero Andrea Laboy-Rivera is second in the MEAC in digs per set (4.18) and sophomore middle hitter Shaylynn Hall ranks third in the conference in blocks per set (0.95).
The North Carolina Central Eagles: The Eagles are on a two-match winning streak that includes a 3-0 (25-18,25-15,25-18) sweep of S.C. State in their MEAC opener. Both teams will be battling it out as the only two undefeated teams in the MEAC Southern Division conference play. NCCU is led by Jasmine Sanders with 2.55 kills per set, Celene Morris with 7.54 assists per set and Yomaries Villegas with 3.79 digs per set.
Nationally: A few Aggies are ranked in the top-100 of statistical categories nationally. Brewer is third in the nation in triple-doubles with three. Courteney Pitt is ranked in the top-100 of six statistical categories. She is 53rd in total kills (206), 54th in attacks per set (10.64), 57th in kills per set, 59th in total attacks (564), 71st in points (226.0) and 79th in points per set (4.26).
Playing Well: Over the last eight matches, Pitt leads the team with 4.55 kills per set including three matches of 20-plus kills and was one kill shy of tying a school record with 32 kills against WCU. Shabazz is averaging 2.94 kills and 0.74 blocks over the same span.
Brewer has recorded three triple-doubles in the last eight matches and is averaging 6.48 assists, 2.97 kills and 2.84 digs. Laboy-Rivera is averaging 4.45 digs and Hall is averaging 1.04 blocks.
Career Watch: After recording 18 kills against SCSU last week, Pitt has recorded 796 career kills and needs 33 kills to move into sixth place past Aleena McDaniel (2012-15) who recorded 828 kills.
- Brewer has 1,540 career assists and needs 84 assists to move into fourth place in school history. Gina Renzaglia (1999-01) holds the fourth spot with 1,623 career assists.
- After recording three service aces against SCSU, Brewer has 87 career service aces and needs 24 aces to move in sixth place past Judith Ball (2001-03) who had 110.
- Laboy-Rivera is looking to enter the top-10 digs in school history. She has 631 career digs and needs 11 more to move into the 10th spot held by Liz Martino (2013-16) who recorded 641 career digs. Amber Inman (2007-10) is in ninth place by a dig as she recorded 642.
Up Next: The Aggies start a four-match road swing with a trip to Baltimore, Md., this weekend to face Coppin State Friday at 7 p.m. and Morgan State Sunday at 1 p.m.