ATLANTA, GA. (Oct. 31, 2004) - The ETSU volleyball squad fell to the Georgia State University Panthers (11-15) today in non-conference action.
State struggled in the opening game, playing from behind for most of the first 30 points of the game. Tied 15-all, the Lady Panthers staged a 6-0 run on the serve of senior April DeCoste, including a pair of service aces for the senior. The Lady Panthers extended the lead to seven at 28-21 following a service ace by junior Carol Mattos. From there, the Lady Panthers would hold on, taking the opener 30-22.
Game two saw the Lady Panthers step on the throttle early and not let up, going on a 7-0 run to go up 12-5 in the second stanza. A pair of 5-0 runs later, State was up 23-11. The Lady Panthers finished off the second game after an attack error by ETSU gave State game two 30-13.
State trailed the third game 1-0, but the ETSU lead didn't stay, as an 8-0 run sparked by three van Dam blocks. A Mattos kill gave State match point 29-17. ETSU fought off one before a service error gave the Lady Panthers game three 30-18 and the match 3-0.
In the loss, Lady Bucs middle hitter Callie Kiselich (Colorado Springs, Co.) and right-side hitter Sara Scandiffio (
ETSU continues non-conference action Tuesday Nov. 2 as they travel to Radford in a 7:00 p.m. match-up before facing