The Cougars (22-9, 13-2) will be playing for a South Division title and a number one seed in the conference tournament. The Cougars also have a chance to win the SoCon regular season outright with a half-game lead over Samford heading into the weekend. College of Charleston has won either the regular season or the conference tournament in each of the last ten seasons.
On Tuesday, College of Charleston won its third straight sweep, defeating The Citadel on the road in a match where the Cougars hit a season-best .458, led by an .800 hitting performance by Elyse Chubb who had 12 kills. Sarah Havel hit .769 and landed 10 kills.
While playing for final positioning for next week's conference tournament, several Cougar players are also looking to solidify their spots in the overall CofC record books. Havel is just two kills away from 1,000 for her career. She would join with Chubb as fifth pair of teammates to play together with 1,000 kills. Chubb is 16 kills away from being tied for 10th place all-time with 1,190 career kills.
Greensboro (15-15, 7-7) will face Elon on Friday night on the road. Last weekend, UNCG split a pair of SoCon matches for the third weekend in a row. The Spartan easily defeated visiting Chattanooga, 3-0, on Friday night before facing North-Division leader Samford on Saturday. UNCG held a 2-1 lead in the match, but the Bulldogs were able to rally and win 3-2 over the Spartans.
Some of the Spartans have shown up in the top-10 in the numerous statistical categories in the SoCon this season. Kellie Orewiler currently ranks first in the league with a 4.87 digs/set average and is also fourth in the SoCon with 38 service aces. Ariel Newman has also cracked the top-10 in kills per set as she is averaging 3.09, which is seventh in the conference, and Karrian Chambers is eighth this week with a 3.06 kills/set average.