SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Indiana University South Bend volleyball remains home for its lone match of the week, welcoming Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Judson University on Tuesday, Sept. 17. First serve inside the Student Activities Center is set for 7:00 p.m.
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Titans at a Glance
Indiana University South Bend enters Tuesday’s contest with an overall record of 6-5 and is 3-1 during conference play. Last week, IUSB swept all three of its CCAC opponents, including Robert Morris, Governors State and Indiana University Northwest.
The Titans are riding a five-game winning streak, which is the third best in program history for consecutive overall wins, and have won 15 of their last 17 sets against their opponent. The streak is also tied with CCAC leader, Trinity Christian, for the longest active conference winning streak this season.
IUSB’s offense has been dominant during the early part of the conference season, ranking first in the CCAC in kills per set (12.3) and assists per set (11.1). The Titans also sit second amongst the conference in hitting percentage (.182).
Marchand Amongst the Nation’s Best
Jacksonville transfer Hannah Marchand ranks as one of the nation’s best offensive players this season, ranking 18th in the NAIA in kills per game (4.000) and 20th in hitting percentage (.336). The Sturgis, Mich. native leads all CCAC players in those categories as well.
Scouting the Eagles
Judson comes to South Bend with an 8-5 overall record and a 2-2 CCAC record after going 2-1 last week against its conference opponents. The Eagles began the week falling to Saint Xavier (3-1) before defeating Calumet College (3-0) and Cardinal Stritch (3-2). JU leads the conference in hitting percentage (.187) and aces per set (2.5) and is second in kills per set (11.6) and assists per set (10.7). IU South Bend holds a 6-2 overall advantage in the head-to-head matchup, winning the last two.
Following Tuesday’s contest, the Titans take a break from the action for 10 days and return to the court on Sept. 27. IUSB travels to Davenport, Iowa to take on CCAC opponent Saint Ambrose University at 8:00 p.m. (EST). On Sept. 28, the Crimson & Cream will play a doubleheader at Clarke University, facing Graceland and Clarke.