CONWAY, S.C. (September 15, 2006) - The Volley Bucs opened play at the Microtel Inn and Suites Classic Friday afternoon with an impressive three-game victory over North Florida, 30-27, 30-17, 30-22. UNF was one of two teams picked in the preseason to take the regular season conference title.
"We stepped up our game in many areas tonight," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Our bench executed at very key moments in this match and really helped us to this win over a conference opponent."
The Lady Bucs (8-4) trailed for much of game one, not taking their first lead until an attack error gave them an 18-17 advantage, and only taking the lead for good when juniors Callie Kisleich (
ETSU controlled game two from the start, sprinting out to a 10-3 lead and cruising to the 13-point win, taking a commanding 2-0 match lead. The Lady Bucs hit an impressive .314 for the game, accumulating 16 kills against just five errors. Senior Crystal Palmer (
Game three was more of the same, as the Lady Bucs again built an early lead and rolled to the easy victory. Sartor hammered out four more kills in the final stanza, while Kiselich added three more of her own.
Senior Sarah Buhr (
The Lady Bucs continue play on Saturday at against host Coastal Carolina before completing competition with a tilt with Xavier.