JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2009) - Despite rallying to send the match to a fifth set, the ETSU volleyball team saw its comeback fall short as the Bucs fell to Kennesaw State on Saturday night in Brooks Gym, 3-2 (23-25, 25-21, 23-25, 35-33, 8-15).
"It was a disappointing loss for us tonight," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Our girls showed what they are capable of at times, but
The Bucs had three players post a double-double and five with double-digit kills. Whitney Cogburn (
McKayla Barber (
ETSU got out to a 10-7 lead in the first set. The Bucs increased their lead to 19-13 after a 7-2 run, but the Owls answered with a 10-4 run to tie the set at 23-all.
In the second set, the Owls went in front 10-6, but the Buccaneers rallied taking four-straight points to tie the match, 10-10. With the score tied 20-all after nine ties and three lead changes, ETSU went on a 5-1 run to take the second set 25-21 and even the match at 1-all going into the break.
After ETSU took an early 7-4 lead in the third set,
The fourth set saw a season-high 68 points as there were 16 ties and nine lead changes in the set. The Owls had a 23-21 lead late in the set, but the Bucs got big kills from Dyck and Barber to tie the set at 23-all. Play went back and forth until the Bucs got a huge block from Erin Ryan (
The Bucs (8-15, 6-8 A-Sun) are back in action next Friday at 7 p.m. as they host conference rival Mercer in Brooks Gym. For more information on Buccaneer volleyball and all other Buccaneer athletic news, please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.