Final Championship Spot On the Line In Final @ASUNVolleyball Weekend

Final Championship Spot On the Line In Final @ASUNVolleyball Weekend

ATLANTA, Ga. - ASUN Conference Volleyball regular season action wraps this weekend with one championship berth still on the line. FGCU, Kennesaw State, Lipscomb, Liberty and Stetson have all earned their spot, while the former three have also clinched their seeding. Stetson and Liberty secure their seeds this weekend, while Jacksonville & North Florida look to claim the sixth and final spot in the Championship.

FGCU locked up at least a share of the ASUN Regular Season Title on Tuesday night when they defeated Stetson. They will win the title outright for the first time since 2012 with a win over Liberty. Kennesaw State has a shot of earning a share of the title, but will need help from the Flames, as KSU needs to win and hope for a Liberty victory over FGCU. FGCU has the No. 1 seed, due to the fact they scored more total points against the Owls in the regular season. 

Liberty travels to Stetson on Thursday night in a crucial match that will help decide some of the final seeds. With a win, Liberty will clinch the four seed, while Stetson would be the five. North Florida can earn their ASUN Championship berth on Friday night, when they host North Alabama. Jacksonville hosts Lipscomb, needing a win and UNF loss to stay alive for the ASUN Championship.

This weekend, several games will be broadcasted on ESPN3, ESPN+ and Facebook Live. For a full list of video and live stat links, check out our full schedule.

FGCU Eagles (23-6, 14-1)
Twitter: @FGCU_VB
Next Matches: vs. Liberty (11/10; 7 PM - Facebook Live); ASUN Championship (11/15-11/17 - ESPN+)
Last Three Matches: at Stetson (W, 3-1); at Kennesaw State (W, 3-1); at Lipscomb (W, 3-0)
- FGCU has earned at least a share of the ASUN Regular Season Title; their first since 2012 
- The Eagles fly into the weekend on a 12-game winning streak; one away from setting the program record
- With her 48 assists against Stetson, Maggie Rick became the FGCU all-time leader in assists 
- Cortney VanLiew, the ASUN Player of the Week, now leads the ASUN in both kills (409) & kills/set (4.09)

Jacksonville Dolphins (5-22, 3-11)
Twitter: JAX_Volleyball
Next Matches: vs. Lipscomb (11/9; 7 PM ET - ESPN3); vs. Kennesaw State (11/10; 6 PM)
Last Three Matches: at North Alabama (L, 3-0); at NJIT (W, 3-2); at Bethune-Cookman (W, 3-0)
- Jacksonville can clinch a spot in the ASUN Championship with wins vs. Lipscomb & Kennesaw State and UNF losses to NJIT & UNA
- Mallory Mattingly ranks fourth in in the ASUN in total kills (366) and third in kills/set (3.66). She also ranks third in services aces (36)
- Sara Dyslin has recorded 31 kills and 11 digs over her last two matches to go along with a .333 hitting percentage
- Hannah Marchard notched a career-high 20 kills in JU's win over NJIT; she has totaled 42 over her last three matches

Kennesaw State Owls (22-6, 13-2)
Twitter: @KSUOwlsVB
Next Match: at Jacksonville (11/10; 6 PM); ASUN Championship (11/15-11/17 - ESPN+)
Last Three Matches: vs. Lipscomb (W, 3-1); vs. FGCU (L, 3-1); vs. Liberty (W, 3-0)
- With KSU's win vs. Lipscomb they locked up the No. 2 seed in the ASUN Championship
- Kennesaw State can clinch a share of the ASUN Regular Season Title with a win and a FGCU loss; would be KSU's third straight
- The Owls' 22 wins marks a program record; surpassing last year's mark of 21; first back-to-back 20-win seasons
- Lauren Chastang has record double-doubles in back-to-back matches; She's tied for the ASUN lead with 14

Liberty Flames (13-15, 9-5)
Twitter: @LibertyWVB
Next Matches: at Stetson (11/8; 6 PM - Facebook Live); at FGCU (11/10; 7 PM - Facebook Live) ASUN Championship (11/15-11/17 - ESPN+)
Last Three Matches: at Lipscomb (L, 3-1); at Kennesaw State (L, 3-0); vs. North Alabama (W, 3-0)
- Liberty has clinched its spot in the ASUN Championship; the Flames are the first, first-year member to make the tournament since 2005
- The Flames can lock up the No. 4 seed with a victory over Stetson on Thursday night
- Liberty is 2-0 in the state of Florida this year, sweeping North Florida and Jacksonville and have has won five-straight matches in the Sunshine State, beginning by going 3-0 at the 2012 UCF Classic
- The Flames have posted 10 or more blocks 11 times this season, tying last year's output; they rank 61st nationally with 2.38 blocks per set.

Lipscomb Bisons (16-11, 11-4)
Twitter: @LipscombVball
Next Matches: at Jacksonville (11/9; 6 PM CT - ESPN3); ASUN Championship (11/15-11/17 - ESPN+)
Last Three Matches: at Kennesaw State (L, 3-1); vs. Liberty (W, 3-1); vs. FGCU (L, 3-0)
- Lipscomb has clinched a spot in their 14th consecutive ASUN Championship; they will by the No. 3 seed 
- 2016 & '17 Player of the Year, Carlyle Nusbaum, ranks third all-time in the ASUN in kills with 1,705; just 42 from second place
- Lipscomb looks to take the season series from Jacksonville. The Bisons have swept JU three of the last four seasons
- Megan Kuper posted a double-double of 15 kills and 11 digs against Kennesaw State on Tuesday night

NJIT Highlanders (4-27, 2-13)
Twitter: @NjitVolleyball
Next Matches: at. North Florida (11/10; 6 PM ET - ESPN3)
Last Three Matches: at North Alabama (L, 3-1); vs. Stetson (L, 3-0); vs. Jacksonville (L, 3-2)
- NJIT closes out the regular season on Saturday night when travel to North Florida
- The Highlanders look to snap a nine-game slide and earn their second win ever against UNF
- Adriana Nieto closes out her career this weekend; she ranks sixth in ASUN history in digs/set with a mark of 4.38
- Freshman Lillie Olson tied a career-high with 14 kills on Tuesday against NJIT

North Alabama Lions (4-20, 2-13)
Twitter: @RoarLions_UNA
Next Matches: at North Alabama (11/9; 5 PM CT - ESPN+)
Last Three Matches: vs. NJIT (W, 3-1); vs. Jacksonville (W, 3-1); vs. Stetson (L, 3-0)
- The Lions come into the weekend on a two-game win streak; earning their first ASUN W last week against JU
- Madison Ruble has been on a hot streak over her last three; tallying 39 kills and a .388 hitting percentage
- Malaisia Stallworth has been UNA's most consistent hitter this season, leading the team with a mark of .230
- Jayden Davila-McClary dished out a season-high 48 assists last weekend against Stetson

North Florida Ospreys (9-21, 4-10)
Twitter: @OspreysVB
Next Matches: vs. North Alabama (11/9; 6 PM ET - ESPN+); vs. NJIT (11/10; 6 PM - ESPN3)
Last Three Matches: at Stetson (L, 3-0); vs. Lipscomb (L, 3-0); vs. Kennesaw State (L, 3-0)
- North Florida can clinch the sixth and final spot in the ASUN Championship with a win on Friday
- The Ospreys are 3-0 all-time against NJIT at UNF Arena; all of which have been sweeps
- Gabby O'Connell has 282 kills and 295 digs, leading all ASUN outside hitters in digs
- Senior setter Madilyn McCarty is sixth all-time in UNF history for assists with 2,174

Stetson Hatters (16-11, 8-7)
Twitter: @StetsonVB
Next Matches: vs. Liberty (11/8; 6 PM - Facebook Live); ASUN Championship (11/15-11/17 - ESPN+)
Last Three Matches: vs. FGCU (L, 3-1); at NJIT (W, 3-0); at North Alabama (W, 3-0)
- With a win over Liberty, Stetson's 17 wins would be their highest output since 2013 when they won 18
- The Hatters wrap up regular season action on Thursday night when they host Liberty
- Riley Nieporte tied a season-high wirth 13 kills on Tuesday against FGCU
- Stetson's +13 win improvement leads the nation by three wins (Bradley, Loyola-Chicago, UNLV +10)

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