CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team returns to Maclellan Gym for one final weekend in 2013 to wrap up its season with the home-town crowd. Friday the Mocs take on Wofford at 6 p.m. before calling it a year Saturday at 3 p.m. against Furman.
Friday also serves as Bone Marrow Donation Awareness night in honor of Dr. Carolyn Thompson, the spouse of former UTC chancellor Dr. Roger Brown, and in memory of the late Eddie Parman, the father of former Chattanooga volleyball student athlete Heather Parman. After each match, fans are invited to the floor for free posters, schedule cards and autographs from the student-athletes.
“We hope everyone can make it out for Friday’s match,” Filar said. “We want to raise awareness for bone marrow donation and how to help those battling myelofibrosis, a cancer of the bone marrow. Representatives will be on hand to inform and test those who are interested in donating marrow.”
After Friday’s pregame ceremonies, Wofford steps onto the court with a 12-17 overall record and 6-8 mark in the Southern Conference. The Terriers are currently in ninth place in the SoCon standings while Chattanooga is ranked 10th in SoCon play.
Chattanooga enters the weekend led by Briana Reid (Houston, Texas) as the sophomore paces the team with 241 kills. Freshman Allie Davenport (Tyrone, Ga.) is the team leader in average with 2.32 kills per set. Defensively, Chattanooga looks to junior Melissa Green (Boca Raton, Fla.) to collect the majority of digs, averaging 4.18 digs per set for a 435 digs total on the season.
Wofford’s Taylor Baird ranks among the top five in the SoCon in kills. The junior has recorded 360 on the season while fellow Terrier Bekah Dorsey leads Wofford with 1086 assists – also ranked fifth in the league. Baird is listed second in the conference with 0.34 aces per set while Chattanooga freshman Allie Davenport leads the SoCon with 0.38 aces per set.
Chattanooga wraps up the season Saturday against the first-place Paladins at 3 p.m. Furman ranks near the top of the league in every statistical category and enters the weekend with an 11-3 Southern Conference record, tied on the season with Georgia Southern for a share of the league lead.
Christina Dorismond leads Furman with a .336 hitting percentage and 295 kills on the season – both stats ranking in the top 10 in the league. Sophomore setter Jo Wilks leads the team with 996 assists on the season and a 10.60 assists per set mark.
Both matches are available via live stats and video is available with a subscription to Mocs Vision.