Godfrey Leads Volleyball Back To Gulf Coast
Godfrey, Volleyball Taking On Islander Classic Trio This Weekend.
Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Islander Classic
Sept. 9-10 – Corpus Christi, Texas
vs. UT-Pan American (1-7) – Friday, 4 p.m.
vs. Towson (9-1) – Saturday, 1 p.m.
at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3-4) – Saturday, 7 p.m.
Live Stats & Video: goislanders.com
North Texas Game Notes
DENTON, Texas – For the second time in three weeks the North Texas volleyball team is heading to the gulf coast. The Mean Green is slated to take on UT-Pan American, Towson and host Texas A&M-International in the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach Islander Classic.
North Texas’ Eboni Godfrey is making an assault on the Mean Green statistics, leading NT with 3.22 kills per set in 2011. The last freshman to lead the Mean Green in kills for an entire season was Corina Marginas in 2000 (4.41 kps). Marginas went on to earn All-America honors in 2003 and set the school record for career kills with 2,211. Godfrey earned Lamar Invitational All-Tournament Team honors in her first collegiate action.
North Texas has had five different players with outings of .500 hitting on 10-plus attacks in 2011 - Madison Barr (.550 vs Lamar), Melanie Boykins (.609 vs UTA), Courtney Windham (.609 vs Texas Southern), Hallie McDonald (.800 vs Texas Southern) and Eboni Godfrey (.647 vs Texas Southern). The Mean Green set a new school record for attack percentage against Texas Southern.
Scouting the Weekend
UT-Pan American kicks off NT’s action at the Islander Classic. Ijanae Holman leads the Broncs offense with 1.83 kills per set, but UTPA has struggled to a 1-7 start.
Towson is riding an eight match win streak, seven of which have come by sweep. Katy Buck and setter Aubrey Kirven, the MVP of the Battle of Baltimore Tournament, leads an offense that averages 13.5 kills per set.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has fallen in four of its last five matches, but a potent defense led by Micah Nolen’s 5.62 digs per set will be a challenge for the Mean Green.