A look back at the 2008 volleyball season

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Dec. 3, 2008) - The ETSU volleyball team had its share of ups and downs in the 2008 season, but came on late to finish the season strong making it to the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament.

 

The Bucs (12-20, 7-13 A-Sun) finished the season winning three of their last four matches, including an upset of fourth-seeded Mercer, 3-2, in the A-Sun Championships. The win was the first ever A-Sun Tournament victory, and the first postseason win for the Bucs under head coach Lindsey Devine. Freshman McKayla Barber (Columbus, Ind.) earned All-Tournament Team honors for her performance against the Bears as she led the team with 15 kills.

 

Amanda Youell (Middleburg, Fla.) had the ETSU offense going late in the season as she had a stellar performance in the last week of the regular season totaling 99 assists in the wins over USC Upstate and Campbell. The junior led the team with a triple-double and four double-doubles on the season.

 

ETSU faced some tough competition during the season facing three NCAA tournament participants and two conference champions. With a young squad, the Bucs rallied back at Campbell down 13-10 in the final set to pull off five straight points and win the match.

 

Other highlights included a sweep over the conference front-runner North Florida on Sept. 20, and the placement of Barber to the A-Sun All-Freshman Team. The future looks bright for the Bucs as all 13 players will be back in 2009 to make a run at their second conference title in the last four seasons.

 

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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
MBB ETSU 76 F
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 Freedom Hall
Nov 22, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
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