"It was hard for us to get into any flow today," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Some of that was to be expected with so many new players in the fold. A lot of the ladies are still on a learning curve."
Six Lady Bucs saw their first collegiate action Friday afternoon, as ETSU must replace four graduated seniors off of last season's Atlantic Sun Championship team. Freshman Desiree Dyck (
Senior Marissa Mortensen (
"I was very pleased with our defense today," said Devine, whose squad posted six blocks on the afternoon. "We had a chance to win, but we couldn't capitalize at key moments, and a lot of that is our youth showing. As we mature we'll fight through those tough parts of the match and have a great deal of success."
The Lady Bucs continue the tournament Saturday with a pair of matches. ETSU takes on UCF at 9:30 a.m. and concludes the weekend with a 2 p.m. tilt against Fordham.