Lady Bucs win second straight, sweep High Point
Senior Jennifer Sartor delivered a match-high 12 kills in the Lady Bucs' sweep of High Point Tuesday night.
Senior Jennifer Sartor delivered a match-high 12 kills in the Lady Bucs' sweep of High Point Tuesday night.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

HIGH POINT, N.C. (August 29, 2006) - The Volleyball Bucs followed up their solid opening weekend performance with a dominating effort against High Point University Tuesday night, sweeping the Panthers 30-28, 30-17, 30-23, and improving to 2-1 in 2006.

 

"We were very focused tonight," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Every time we step out on the court is another opportunity for us to execute what we work on in practice, and tonight our blocking game was greatly improved, and we ran a great transition game."

 

The Lady Bucs controlled the entirety of the match, leading by at least seven points at times in all three games, and trailing just once, 6-5 early in game three, the entire match.  The defense was stellar all evening, as ETSU compiled 23 total blocks, utterly stifling the High Point attack.

 

ETSU took a 10-3 lead in game one before High Point rallied with a 8-1 run, pulling even at 11. The scoring went back-and-forth from there, with the Lady Bucs steadily pulling away after the Panthers again evened the opening frame at 18.  The Lady Bucs appeared to be in control of the game at 27-23, but High Point answered again, tying the game at 28.  Junior Callie Kiselich (Colorado Springs, Colo.) gave ETSU a game point with her third kill of the game, and then combined with junior Michelle Mislan (Indianapolis, Ind.) on the game-ending block.

 

The Lady Bucs leapt out to an 8-0 lead in the second stanza, and never looked back, rolling to the 30-17 game victory to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the match.  Kiselich and Mislan contributed a kill apiece during the opening flurry, while senior Crystal Palmer (Chico, Calif.) put down both of her kills for the game.  Senior Jennifer Sartor (Toronto, Ontario) added seven of her match-high 12 kills in the rout.

 

After falling behind 6-5 in the third game, ETSU responded with an 8-0 run, claiming a 13-6 advantage, and never looked back, cruising to the 30-23 match-sealing victory.  Sartor and senior Sarah Buhr (Stockton, Calif.) smashed three kills apiece, and hit for an identical .429 percentage in the final frame.

 

Sartor finished the match with .400 hitting percentage, with 12 kills against just two errors in 25 total attacks.  Senior Nani Emerson (Tracy, Calif.) was again solid running the offense, dishing out 37 assists and dropping in three kills of her own.

 

ETSU returns to competition at UNC Asheville's tournament beginning on Friday.  The Lady Bucs take on UNC Greensboro in their opening game.  Match time is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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