ETSU volleyball rallies back to defeat UNC Asheville, 3-2
Freshman Whitney Cogburn was hot off the bench for the Bucs.
Freshman Whitney Cogburn was hot off the bench for the Bucs.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 19, 2007) - The ETSU volleyball team rallied back to defeat UNC Asheville in five games to keep their home winning streak alive, 29-31, 31-29, 25-30, 30-18, 15-10.


"I knew that we had to come out and play with intensity and to attack fast if we were to have a chance of winning the game," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Callie played well and she was consistent as always."


Senior Callie Kiselich (Colorado Springs, Colo.), led the Buc's attack with 20 kills, as the Bucs had four players with double digit kills. Freshman Desiree Dyck (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan), tallied 14 kills, while Kristan Provchy (Norton, Ohio), had 11 and Laura Waddell (Lynchburg, Va.), finished with 10.


Sophomore Amanda Youell (Middleburg, Fla.), had a double-double for the Bucs collecting 62 assists and 17 digs. Freshman Whitney Cogburn (Kingsport, Tenn.) was great off of the bench for the Bucs with 6 kills and 3 digs, while Britney Loomis had three consecutive service aces for the Bucs in game five.


            "Whitney was great off of the bench for us bringing excitement and making big plays," Devine said. "We talked to Amanda about being able to play both offense and defense well. We worked on it in practice a lot and it paid off for her."


            Seniors Kaena Apana (Waianae, Hawaii), and Marissa Mortensen (Elk Grove, Ill.), played well defensively for the Bucs as Apana had 24 digs and Mortensen collected 14.


            With the win the Bucs improve to 8-7 and are now on a record 11-game home winning streak. The Bucs open conference play this weekend as they will host Jacksonville on Friday at 7 p.m., and North Florida on Saturday at 2 p.m. in Brooks Gym.

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