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Corbin, Scripko Claim Big South Volleyball Weekly Honors

October 22, 2007  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Kallie Corbin has earned a pair of Big South Choice Hotels Volleyball Player of the Week awards this season.

Kallie Corbin has earned a pair of Big South Choice Hotels Volleyball Player of the Week awards this season.

Not only has the Liberty volleyball team swept seven-consecutive matches by 3-0 scores, but the Lady Flames also swept both Big South Conference weekly honors this week. Sophomore setter Kallie Corbin took home her second Big South Choice Hotels Player of the Week honor this season, while right-side hitter Nicki Scripko earned the Big South New Balance Freshman of the Week award for the third-straight time.

For Corbin (Beaverton, Ore.), the distinction was the third of her career, as she claimed the honor once as a freshman and on Sept. 17 of this season. She totaled 124 assists, 30 digs and 14 kills during Liberty's three road matches, and posted a .351 attack percentage. Her best statistical performance came in the Lady Flames' 3-0 triumph at Coastal Carolina, last Saturday. Corbin contributed 37 assists, a team-high 15 digs, six kills and a .400 hitting percentage versus the Lady Chanticleers.

On the season, Corbin is the Big South leader and ranks No. 62 in the nation, with 12.30 assists per game. She has already eclipsed her 2006 season total in the category, having posted 1,095 total assists. Additionally, Corbin sits fifth in the conference for aces (0.36 apg) and is 10th in digs (3.13 dpg).

Scripko's (Fayetteville, N.C.) third-consecutive conference award came as a result of her 38 kills, .356 attack percentage, 31 digs and 10 assists during last week's action. The freshman hit .526 at East Tennessee State on Oct. 15, before posting double-doubles at Charleston Southern and Coastal Carolina over the weekend. Scripko has recorded nine double-doubles on the year and has gone for 10 or more kills in 11-straight matches.

Scripko ranks sixth in the Big South with a .271 attack percentage, but she has boosted her percentage to .329 in conference matches. Scripko is also listed second in kills among Big South players in conference-only contests, averaging 4.19 kpg.

The duo of Corbin and Scripko has helped Liberty win each of its last seven matches, 3-0, matching the 1979 Lady Flames for the longest such streak in program history. The successful string has boosted Liberty's overall record to 17-7 and its Big South ledger to 7-1. The Lady Flames currently reside in second place in the conference standings, one-half game behind Winthrop.

Liberty will kick off a three-match homestand Tuesday night, when the Lady Flames welcome non-conference foe Norfolk State to the Vines Center for a 7 p.m. tilt.