BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Lyon College volleyball team (10-10, 2-3 AMC) continues its long home stretch this weekend when they host Crowley's Ridge College (Ark.) on Friday and Central Baptist on Saturday. The Scots and Pioneers will play Friday at 7 p.m., while the match between the Scots and Mustangs is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.
Lyon is coming off a split at their home Tri-Match last Friday, Sept. 29 where they defeated Hannibal-LaGrange 3-0 and fell to College of the Ozarks 3-1.
The Scots will also be donning pink uniforms for the entire month of October, in support of the fight against cancer. The team will be collecting donations at the door during all the matches. The team's annual breast cancer awareness match is scheduled for Oct. 27 at home against Lindenwood-Belleville at 7 p.m.
Crowley's Ridge: The Pioneers are 6-15 overall and have lost their last two matches. CRC fell 3-0 on the road to Williams Baptist on Monday, after suffering a 3-0 sweep to St. Louis Pharmacy on Saturday. Emily Poynor leads the team with 157 kills and 32 total blocks, while Ashley Pyeatt is second with 118. Maggie Brooks has a team leading 440 assists and 29 service aces, while Bailey Loge leads the Pioneers with 194 digs.
Central Baptist: The Mustangs enter Saturday with an 8-8 overall record and 1-4 mark in the AMC. CBC is coming off a five set loss to Hannibal-LaGrange, 3-2 on Sept. 28. Emily Harp has a team high 142 kills and Sarah Clemmons is second with 127 and has a team high 32 total blocks. Hope Johnson has a team leading 240 assists and Madelyn Black has 127, while Lenee Gibson leads the Mustangs with 199 digs. Kobie Hartman leads CBC with 25 service aces.
Lyon: Lyon sits in sixth place in the AMC and is led by Chelzie Ulu (SR/Hilo, Hawaii)'s 172 kills. Iva Popovic (JR/Novi Sad, Serbia) is second with 147 and Katherine Jeane (FR/Greenbrier, Ark.) is third on the squad with 62. Popovic is also ranked sixth in the AMC with a .280 hitting percentage. Jordan Dabdub (SO/Fort Smith, Ark.) has 360 assists, while Ellie Embry (SO/Huntsville, Ark.) is second with 231. Madisson Williams (JR/Hot Springs, Ark.) leads the Scots and AMC with 354 digs and is ranked second in the AMC with 35 total service aces. Popovic has a team high 51 total blocks, while Ulu is second with 43.
Crowley's Ridge: Lyon has posted an unblemished 14-0 mark against the Pioneers all-time. The two teams last met this season on Sept. 19, resulting in a 3-0 sweep for the Scots. Lyon has won six of the 14 matches against CRC at home.
Central Baptist: The Scots are 12-2 all-time against the Mustangs and have won 10 straight in the all-time series. The two teams last met on Oct. 25, 2016 where Lyon defeated CBC 3-1. The Scots are 3-0 all-time at home against Central Baptist.
Lyon will face Central Baptist again at the Arkansas Tech University Tri-Match in Russellville, Ark. on Oct. 10. The Scots and Mustangs will face off at 4 p.m., before Lyon takes on Arkansas Tech at 6 p.m.