VOLLEYBALL HITS THE ROAD FOR FOUR STRAIGHT MATCHES BEGINNING THURSDAY NIGHT Lady Broncos Will Participate This Weekend In Johnson C. Smith Invitational
Renee Guischard (9), Joi Emanuel (6)
Sept. 19, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State volleyball team will be on the road for four straight contests beginning on Thursday evening with a CIAA match against Livingstone before traveling to Charlotte, NC to take part in a tournament hosted by conference member Johnson C. Smith.
The Lady Broncos will face the Blue Bears at 6 p.m. Thursday night, and will play two games on Friday and one on Saturday in Charlotte. FSU will play USC-Aiken at 1 p.m. and Armstrong Atlantic at 5 p.m. on Friday, and host Johnson C. Smith at 3 p.m. on Saturday in a CIAA game.
Fayetteville State enters the four-game stretch with a 6-0 record overall and 4-0 CIAA mark after defeating UNC Pembroke in a non-conference match 3-0 on Sept. 18. The Lady Broncos have run off an impressive streak in which they have not lost a set in the last four contests, with three of those coming in conference play. The Fayetteville State offense is led by middle hitter Ifeyinwa Nwokolo (Sr., Greensboro, NC), who has led the Lady Bronco attack in the last five games with a total of 64 kills. Nwokolo recorded a team-high 12 kills against the Braves and has double-digit kills in all but one match this season. On the season she has a total of 78 kills. Molly Farrington (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) has dished out a team-leading 90 assists so far this season, while JaMisha Jordan’s (Jr., Fayetteville, NC) 25 service aces and 84 digs are tops on the team.
USC-Aiken will enter the weekend with a 6-5 record overall and have won three out of its last four games. Armstong Atlantic currently posts an 8-3 record on the season and have won two matches in a row, while Johnson C. Smith is 0-4 on the season and will host Shaw on Sept. 20 prior to the start of the tournament.
Fayetteville State will follow up the four-game road stretch by hosting four straight home matches beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. against St. Augustine’s in CIAA action. The Lady Broncos will then host a CIAA Roundup next weekend and play Elizabeth City State, Chowan and Virginia State.
The Last Meeting
(25-11, 25-17, 25-11)
October 6, 2011
CHEADLE PACES FAYETTEVILLE STATE IN EASY VICTORY OVER LIVINGSTONE
As the Fayetteville State Lady Broncos warm up before a match, they count their stretches by saying, "One, facial. Two, facial. Three, facial," and so on. While "facial" may not be a technical volleyball term, seasoned players are always on the lookout for one. That special moment - for them, anyway - when they jump high for the kill, swing their arm back and hit the ball with maximum authority right into an opponent's face for the point.
September 5, 2008
Wingate, NC (Charles A. Cannon Complex)
PACERS TOP BRONCOS 3-0 IN TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
Sophomore middle blocker Chekimbrell Jefferson (Laurel Hill, N.C.) led the Fayetteville State attack with seven kills while hitting .500 for the match. Sophomore outside hitter Samantha Meeks (Laurinburg, N.C.) added six kills for the Broncos. Sophomore setter Achari Mainor (Antioch, Calif.) handed out 19 assists while junior libero Cailee Huffman (Thatcher, Ariz.) collected a match-high 12 digs.
FAYETTEVILLE STATE CAPTURES CIAA SOUTHERN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
The Fayetteville State Lady Broncos began the 2011 season with two goals.
On Friday night, they accomplished the first of them.
Fayetteville State clinched the CIAA Southern Division championship after cruising past Johnson C. Smith in straight sets in the regular season finale at Felton J. Capel Arena.