NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After a week-long break, Belmont University Volleyball is eager to make a return to the floor. First up for the Bruins (0-8) is the annual Battle of the Boulevard matchup with long-time rival Lipscomb (4-4) on Tuesday evening in Allen Arena.
The Bisons stand at 4-4 overall after snapping a two-match skid in non-conference play with a 3-0 win over Xavier. Lipscomb is led in kills by Carlyle Nusbaum, who has tallied 117 over 28 sets. Lauren Anderson and Ashley Maher lead the team in digs with a total of 90 and 85, respectively, while Morgan Elmore is LU's leader in assists with a total of 247.
Belmont leads the all-time Battle of the Boulevard series 26-16, but the Bisons have won the last five meetings between the programs.
BU hits the road for the first time this week after a week away from the floor. Senior Maggie Mullins (Nashville, Tenn.) leads the Bruins in kills with a total of 64 followed by sophomores Halee Van Poppel (Argyle, Texas) and Mackenzie LePage (Franklin, Tenn.) who have contributed 43 and 41, respectively, so far. Freshman Carly Mason (Forsyth, Ill.) leads in assists with a total of 194. Mason also leads in digs with a total of 60.
Match time in Allen Arena is set for 6:30 p.m. Live stats will be available and the contest can be seen live on ESPN+. Fans can also follow the team's Twitter account (@BelmontVB) for live, in-game updates.