JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 18, 2005) - Brittany Kessel (
With the victory, ETSU ups its record to15-7 on the year, while Radford falls to 3-14. The win was also the seventh-straight home win for the Lady Bucs, who have come out on top of eight of nine matches in Brooks Gym.
"It was important for us to rebound from the weekend," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "The win just reinforces that the girls really love to play at home."
Kessel wasn't the only Lady Buc to put up big numbers in the match, with two more ETSU athletes contributing double-doubles, and a total of five Lady Bucs posting double-digits in the kill column. Jennifer Sartor (
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ETSU trailed the highlanders by as many as five points in game three, but battled back to tie the frame at 22. ETSU had four chances to put the game away, as Radford missed on three opportunities. With the score knotted at 35, Palmer would give the Bucs the 36-35 lead, with a kill on a Kessel assist. The Bucs finally got the win on a service ace by Kiselich.
"The win in game three really emphasized the character of this team," said Devine. "Radford was pushing us, and we just weren't going to back down."
Radford's Divona Cox posted a match-high 17 kills, swinging an impressive .615. Teammate Josie Hanners also recorded a match-best, dishing out 40 assists. The Highlanders had four players with double-digit assists, including Rachel Newton with 13.
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