- Charleston def. James Madison, 3-1 (25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16)
- Charleston improves to 21-4, 10-1 CAA; James Madison falls to 15-4, 6-4 CAA
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Attendance: 1640
- Box score
CHARLESTON, S.C. – In a rare Monday night battle between NCAA RPI top-70 programs, Charleston (RPI: 60) downed James Madison (RPI: 64) in four sets (25-21, 23-25, 25-17, 25-16). The Cougars won their 9th straight match, which is their longest streak since 2014. They needed a career night from senior middle blocker Krissy Mummey to hold off a determined James Madison squad and keep a strong hold on first place in the Colonial Athletic Association.
Mummey needed only 30 swings to set her career-high of 22 kills and hit .667 on the evening. She reclaimed her hold on top of the CAA for hitting percentage with last night’s performance pushing the number to .410 on the season. Three other Cougars hit in double figures on Monday night. Devon Rachel owned a double-double with 15 kills and 13 digs. Lauren Freed added 12 kills to go along with her 9 digs. Rounding out the double-digit kill party was reigning CAA offensive player of the week Kennedy Madison with 10 kills and a match-high 6 blocks. Setter Allison Beckman ran an efficient offense (.265) with a double-double of her own; she had 54 assists and 12 digs. Libero McKala Rhodes dug a team-high 14 balls, while fellow defensive specialist Logan Manusky finished with 13 digs.
James Madison threw a block party—-the Dukes recorded their 11th match of the season with double digit blocks, which kept them in the match against league-leading Charleston. 10 of their 14 blocks came in the second set alone. As of the writing of this article, JMU averaged 2.8 blocks per set, which ranks them 17th nationally. Three Dukes had 5 blocks each, Bryn Recker, M’Kaela White and Taylor Gail. Leading the Dukes offensively was Recker with a team-high 16 kills, hitting .368 and adding 14 digs for JMU’s lone double-double. Libero Taylor Austin led all players with 15 digs. JMU’s 6-2 offense was directed by Tilbe Yaglioglu and Sarah Martin, with 19 and 18 assists respectively.
Courtesy of Charleston Athletics
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Senior Krissy Mummey (Hudson, Ohio) set a new career-high with 22 kills and a .667 hitting percentage to pace four Cougars in double figures, and Allison Beckman (Apex, N.C.) recorded a double-double to lead the College of Charleston volleyball team to its ninth straight win with a 3-1 victory over James Madison on Pep Supper Monday evening.
College of Charleston (21-4, 10-1 CAA) won the match by scores of 25-21, 23-25, 25-17, and 25-16 to push its win streak to a season-best nine matches – the Cougars’ longest such stretch since the 2014 campaign. The Cougars recorded 64 kills, 70 digs, and 8.5 blocks to go along with a .265 hitting percentage. Charleston held James Madison (15-4, 6-4 CAA) to 44 kills, 50 digs, and a .125 attacking clip, as the Dukes posted 14 blocks.
Mummey led the charge at the net with a career-high 22 kills on 30 attempts for a blistering .667 hitting percentage to reclaim the CAA-lead with a .410 clip for the season. Devon Rachel (Louisville, Ky.) added a double-double with 15 kills and 13 digs, while Lauren Freed (Troy, Ohio) just missed a double-double with 12 kills and nine digs. Beckman turned in her 11th double-double of the season with 12 digs and a campaign-best 54 assists.
Kennedy Madison (Evansville, Ind.) totaled 10 kills and a match-high six blocks, as Peyton Eisnaugle (Dallas, Texas) chipped in four blocks and three kills. McKala Rhodes (Charleston, S.C.) continued her climb through the program record book with 14 digs to move into ninth all-time; Logan Manusky (San Diego, Calif.) added 13 digs.
Bryn Recker paced the Dukes with 16 kills, 14 digs, five blocks, and a .368 hitting percentage, as M’Kaela White and Kelly Vahos added eight and seven kills, respectively. Taylor Gail and White each tallied five blocks, while Taylor Austin totaled a match-high 15 digs. Tilbe Yaglioglu and Sarah Martin dished out 19 and 18 assists, respectively.
Courtesy of James Madison Athletics
CHARLESTON, S.C. – A double-double performance from junior Bryn Recker was not enough as the James Madison volleyball team suffered its fourth loss of the season as the College of Charleston topped JMU in four sets on Monday evening inside the TD Arena. The Dukes fall to 15-4 overall and 6-4 in Colonial Athletic Association play. The Cougars move to 21-4 overall and 10-1 in conference play, extending their win streak to nine straight.
- JMU lost 3-1 in set scores of 21-25, 25-23, 17-25, 16-25.
- Junior Bryn Recker earned her sixth double-double of the season with 16 kills and 14 digs, and also added five blocks. She hit a .368 clip for the match only committing two errors on 38 attempts.
- The Dukes tallied 14.0 total blocks in the match to the Cougars 8.5. JMU was led by Bryn Recker, M’Kaela White and Taylor Gail who each had five.
- Senior defensive specialist, Taylor Austin led the defense with 15 digs and also tallied three assists.
- Tilbe Yaglioglu and Sarah Martin split the setting duties for the Dukes with 19 and 18 assists, respectively.
- In the second set the Dukes used a 5-0 scoring run, and sealed the set with an ace from junior Jacqui Koebel.
- JMU rallied from behind most of the match, but the Cougars offensive attack was too strong to overcome.
- The College of Charleston had four players produce double-digit kill performances led by Krissy Mummey who hit .667 in the match with 22 kills on 30 attempts, only committing two errors.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE NIGHT FOR RECKER
Junior Bryn Recker was all over the court tonight as she recorded her sixth double-double of the season. The Austin, Texas, product has recorded 15 double-digit kill performances this season along six matches where she has tallied double-digits in digs.
For the eleventh time this season, JMU recorded double-digit blocks as the Dukes tallied 14 total against the Cougars. JMU has out-blocked its opponents 202.0 to 94.0, averaging 2.8 blocks per set, over the first 19 matches of the season. Seven Dukes have tallied double-digit blocks as the team is led by sophomore M’Kaela White‘s 103 total. The sophomore currently ranks first in the league by averaging 1.51 blocks per set.
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