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October 21, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Junior Karyl Bacon needs just 27 more digs to reach 1,000 for her career.

Junior Karyl Bacon needs just 27 more digs to reach 1,000 for her career.

Today, LibertyFlames.com continues its weekly question-and-answer series with the Lady Flames volleyball team, designed to give fans a unique look at the two-time defending Big South champions. Junior outside hitter Karyl Bacon is this week's featured Lady Flame.

Karyl Bacon has given the Lady Flames a spark since returning from an ankle injury, leading the team to five wins in its last seven matches. Most recently, the Temecula, Calif., native tallied a season-high 17 kills in a Friday victory over Charleston Southern and came up with a career-high 30 digs last night at Radford.

Bacon, who has been a regular in the Liberty lineup since her freshman season, is approaching a career milestone. She enters this weekend's trip to Coastal Carolina and Winthrop with 973 digs, leaving her just 27 shy of 1,000.

Last season, Bacon made the all-tournament team, after helping the Lady Flames claim their second consecutive Big South championship. She also represents the volleyball team on Liberty's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) and is a two-time Big South Presidential Honor Roll member.

What is the most exciting thing you did this summer?
I went home this summer for a month.

If you could add a match to this year's schedule, which team would you want to play?
I would want to play USC or another team in southern California.

What is your favorite volleyball memory?
My favorite memory would have to be last year's NCAA Tournament match at Nebraska. It was such a fun trip and a great match. I loved the feeling of being tied 1-1 at the break.

How many text messages do you send per month?
I have no idea. My parents haven't said anything yet, so I think I'm doing good.

Who is your best friend currently playing collegiate volleyball for another team, and who do they play for?
Kelsey Smith at Northwest Nazarene

What is your favorite vacation spot?
I'm not sure. There are so many places I haven't been to yet. My favorite so far has been Hawaii.

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
Psalm 131. It always keeps me in check and reminds me that it's not about me. God's in control.

What is your favorite food?
Mexican! I love it!

My dream beach volleyball partner would be …
Kallie Corbin

Do you have any pre-match habits/rituals, and what are they?
When we warm up, I always touch the net when doing strides. Also, Nicki and I always wear matching ribbons.

The most impressive thing about Coach Pinder is …
He strives to not only make us better players but better people as well.

What is the best advice you have ever received, and who gave it to you?
My parents told me never to date a guy who says, "You rock my world."

Previous Question-and-Answer Installments
Aug. 12 – Kendle Rollins
Aug. 19 – Lauren Bosché
Aug. 26 - Hannah Anderson
Sept. 2 - Loren Thomas
Sept. 9 - Erica Manor
Sept. 16 - Courtney Cooper
Sept. 23 - Rebecca Warren
Sept. 30 - Courtney Boggs
Oct. 7 - Kelly Haseman
Oct. 14 - Claire Jacobsma