The Texas A&M - Corpus Christi volleyball team will play for the first time since hosting the Islanders Classic this Tuesday afternoon when they play against Prairie View A&M. The match was originally scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, but has now been moved up to a 3:00 p.m. start.
The Islanders come into the match with a 5-7 record looking to get back in the win column in the final midweek non-conference match before starting Southland Conference play this Friday against Texas State.
Senior Emma Ridley leads the team in kills this season while freshman Isabella Arcidiacono is right behind her. Ridley has recorded 121 kills while Arcidiacono sits at 104 on the year. Ridley is also second on the team in digs with 83 while another freshman, Micah Nolan, leads the Islanders with 166 this season.
A pair of freshmen lead the Islanders with 20 total blocks each. Jordan Flemmer has three block solos and 17 block assists while Alverson sits at five block solos and 15 block assists. Freshman Logen Bourque has amassed 328 assists this year and is close to breaking into the top 10 for assists in a single season. She needs just 19 more to surpass former Islanders player Fernanda Bastos 2003 total of 346 in a season and take over the No. 10 spot in the record book.
The Panthers are 2-11 on the season with wins over Arkansas-Pine Bluff and New Orleans. In their most recent match, PVAM lost 3-0 to UTEP.
They are led by Cheri Lindsay with 120 kills on the year. She is the only Panthers player in triple digits while Breanna McNeil has added 87 and Sharonda Marshall sits at 78 this season. Marshall is also the team leader in blocks with 36, five block solos and 31 block assists. Erin Fondel has 303 assists to pace the team while Jasmine Hales leads her club with 173 digs.
Following the midweek matchup against the Panthers, the Islanders will host Texas State on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. and UT Arlington at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
Live stats and video will be available for all matches this week by visiting www.GoIslanders.com.