Lady Bucs volleyball closes out regular season with 3-0 win over Western Carolina
Jennifer Sartor tallied a match-best 15 kills vs. Western Carolina.
Jennifer Sartor tallied a match-best 15 kills vs. Western Carolina.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (November 8, 2005) - The East Tennessee volleyball team closed out its regular season schedule on a high note on Tuesday night, picking up a convincing 3-0 win over Western Carolina in Ramsey Center.  ETSU posted 30-19, 30-25, and 30-20 wins to earn its first road victory in over a month.  The Lady Bucs now stand at 18-13 overall, while the Catamounts drop to 7-22. 

 

Junior Jennifer Sartor (Toronto, Ontario) tallied a match-high 15 kills, swinging .467 for the match with only one error.  Fellow junior Crystal Palmer (Chico, Calif.) also had a hot hand on offense, totaling 10 kills for the night.  The Lady Bucs pounded the Catamounts, hitting .267 to WCU's .098.

 

"It's definitely good to get back on track and win on the road, since we will be on the road going into Conference," said head coach Lindsey Devine.  "Everyone got to get out on the floor and contribute to the win.  It was a great all-around effort, with great execution and mental focus."

           

The Lady Bucs were also tough on defense, blocking 13.0 Catamount attack attempts.  Senior Sara Scandiffio (Purcellville, Va.) led the way with five blocks assists and one solo stop.  Sartor tallied four block assists and two on her own, while sophomore Callie Kiselich (Colorado Springs, Colo.) contributed in four assists.

           

Junior Sarah Buhr (Stockton, Calif.) posted a team-best 14 digs, with Jennifer Emerson (Santa Clara, Calif.) adding 11.  Kiselich also added double-digits digs with 10.  Emerson handled the ETSU setting with 39 assists.

           

WCU's Heather Koontz and Meredith Harmon led the WCU offense with nine digs apiece.  Ellie Talbot and Kate Willard stepped up on defense for the Catamounts, posting 14 digs each.

               

The Lady Bucs get some time off before heading into the Atlantic Sun Championships on Nov. 18.  ETSU is slated to take on host and number-three seed Belmont, at 1:30 p.m., in Nashville, Tenn.  The winner will take on second seeded Jacksonville at 7 p.m.

 

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