Volleyball Loses To Western Carolina, 3-1

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Cullowhee, N.C. (October 16, 2002)- The Western Carolina women's volleyball team fought back after a 0-1 deficit to take the final three games for the 3-1 win over East Tennessee State at the Ramsey Center in Cullowhee, N.C. Wednesday night. ETSU drops to 5-14 (3-8 SoCon), while WCU improves to 16-7 (8-3 SoCon) with the win. The Bucs dominated in the first match and never gave up the lead to the Catamounts. Western challenged near game's end, bringing the score to 29-28, but ETSU posted 20 kills, 18 digs and four total blocks en route to a 30-28 victory over the Cats. WCU came alive in the second game. Michelle Gorton served four straight points, including one ace, before a kill by ETSU's Nicole Ryan (Etiwanda, Calif.) marked the score at 10-8 in favor of the Cats. Western's Sara Komosinski recorded a kill for the next point and stepped back to serve the next three points to set the game at 14-8 before another kill by Ryan. The Catamounts went on to win game two, 30-21, after a service error by Ryan. The two teams battled back and forth in the third game and even tied it at 14-14 after a kill by Katie Ralph (Seattle, Wash.). The Catamounts edged ETSU after three Buccaneer attack errors in a row to make the score 17-14. The Bucs brought the game to within one on two occasions before WCU pulled away for good and took the game, 30-22. Western Carolina took control early in the fourth and never looked back as the Lady Cats were up by as many as 10 points after a kill by Stefanie Peters set the score at 15-5. The Bucs couldn't get in sync long enough to catch up, committing 10 attack errors and only adding 10 kills to give game four (30-21) and the match to Western. Ryan led ETSU with 18 kills and 64 attacks. Renee Vesey (Paw Paw, Mich.) posted 48 assists in the match, while Karen Freeburg (New Castle, Ind.) led the team with 18 digs. Sara Scandiffio (Purcellville, Va.) had six blocks for the Bucs. East Tennessee State is on the road again this Saturday, Oct. 19 at Chattanooga before a three-game homestand in which the Bucs will face Wake Forest and Southern Conference rivals Georgia Southern and Appalachian State.
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MCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 13 of 22
WCC NCAA South Regional Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov 14 23 of 29
VB ETSU 3 Charleston, S.C.
Nov 14 The Citadel 1
WBB ETSU 81 Final
Nov 14 University of North Carolina at Asheville 68
Nov 14 Valparaiso 90
VB ETSU 3 Macon, Ga.
Nov 15 Mercer University 1
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU Rock Hill, S.C.
Nov 24, 7:00 p.m. Winthrop
WBB ETSU Terre Haute, Ind.
Nov 24, 8:00 p.m. Indiana State University
WBB ETSU Bloomington, Ind.
Nov 26, 2:00 p.m. Indiana University
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU