Dillard's Adjustment Has Volleyball Clicking
Carnae Dillard, NT Volleyball Hitting Road For Arkansas
North Texas at Arkansas State – 9/28 at 7 p.m.
North Texas at UALR – 9/29 at 7 p.m.
Last week, the Mean Green picked up its first win over Baylor since 1983 and jumped out to a 2-0 start in Sun Belt play. Now, riding a six-match win streak, the Mean Green will head out on one of the league’s toughest road trips – Arkansas State and UALR.
Carnae Dillard, this week’s Sun Belt Player of the Week, is the catalyst to NT’s six match win streak thanks to her newfound pinpoint accuracy. Over the last five matches, Dillard has landed 4.59 kills per set on a blistering .363 attack percentage. By comparison, the freshman’s first 16 matches of the year featured 3.21 kills per set on .136 hitting. NT is hitting .300 as a team in this six-match win streak, which is up from the respectable .209 mark over the season’s first 16 matches.
Scouting Arkansas State and UALR
• Arkansas State earned a split in its opening weekend of SBC play, picking up a win over Florida Atlantic before falling at FIU. The Red Wolves rank 48th in the nation in assists per set and 51st in kills per set.
• UALR rolled past Florida Atlantic and FIU to open league play 2-0, and is led by the dynamic Edina Begic. The reigning Sun Belt Freshman of the Year leads the nation in kills per set with 5.37.