ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Oct. 20, 2009) - The ETSU volleyball team snapped a four-game losing streak Tuesday night as the Bucs defeated UNC Asheville at the Justice Center in Asheville, N.C., 3-2 (20-25, 25-18, 26-24, 23-25, 15-12).
"It was an entire team effort from the court players to the bench," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Everyone should be proud of their contribution to this win. This win was a good confidence builder as we head into the weekend."
The Bucs had three players post double-doubles including Whitney Cogburn (
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ETSU jumped out to a 6-2 lead in the first set. The Bulldogs answered with an 8-4 run to even the set at 10-all. Both teams battled back and forth for the lead until UNCA went on a 4-1 run to take a 20-17 lead. UNC Asheville held on to win the set 25-20 on a Holly Shelton kill to take a 1-0 advantage in the match.
The Bucs rallied to tie the match at 1-all in the second set. Play was tight early in the set with as there were six ties and two lead changes, but the Buccaneers went on a 6-2 run to go in front 13-9 and didn't relinquish the lead in the set. ETSU won the set 25-18 on a UNCA attack error.
After ten ties to start the third set, the Bucs used a 6-3 run to go in front 17-14. ETSU increased its lead to 22-16 after a huge block by Dyck and Long, but the Bulldogs battled back to even the score at 24-24 after an 8-2 run. ETSU held on to win the set taking the next two points on kills by Dyck and Barber to go ahead 2-1 in the match.
The fourth set saw UNCA go in front early extending its lead to 17-11 after a 7-3 run. The Bucs came all the way back to tie the match at 21-all after a 10-4 run. ETSU evened the set twice more, but the Bulldogs got the last two points on a Buccaneer service error and a Rachel Guinane kill to even the match at 2-all.
In the final set, the Bucs went ahead 4-2 early after losing the first two points of the set. ETSU held onto the lead throughout the rest of the set as the Bucs won the match on Jen Neice (
The Bucs (7-14, 5-7 A-Sun) are back in action on 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.