JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2009) - After winning the first set, the ETSU volleyball team dropped three-straight falling to Campbell on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Gym, 3-1 (25-20, 16-25, 10-25, 23-25).
Whitney Cogburn (Kingsport, Tenn.) tied a career-high posting 17 kills in the match with eight digs, while Alysa Long (Romulus, Mich.) had 11 kills hitting .409 against the Camels. McKayla Barber (Columbus, Ind.) also had double-digit kills as she tallied ten kills and five blocks on the day.
Senior Amanda Youell (Middleburg, Fla.) had 41 assists reaching the 40 plus assist mark for the fifth straight game, while Jen Niece (Allen, Texas) posted a season-high 23 digs.
Campbell took an early 5-1 lead in the first set, but the Bucs answered using a 9-1 run to take a 10-6 advantage. Later in the set, the Camels cut the ETSU lead to 18-16, but the Buccaneers held on to win the set on a Cogburn kill, 25-20.
In the second set, play was tight as there were six ties early in the match. With the scored tied at 12-all, Campbell went on a 10-2 run to go in front 22-14. The Camels won three of the next five points to take the set 25-16 tying the match at 1-all going into the break.
The Camels carried their momentum into the third set using runs of six and nine straight points to take a 16-3 lead. Campbell closed out the set 25-10 on an Ashley Weers kill to go ahead 2-1 in the match. Weers led the Camels with five kills in the set.
Play was back and forth in the fourth set as there were 11 ties and six lead changes. The Bucs jumped out to a 19-16 lead late in the set, but Campbell went on a 7-1 run to go ahead 23-20. ETSU cut the Camel lead to 24-23 after a couple Long kills, but Campbell went on to win the set 25-23 on a Weers kill.
ETSU (5-9, 4-2 A-Sun) is back in action next Friday at 7 p.m. as the Bucs host first place Lipscomb. For more information on Buccaneer volleyball and all other athletic news, please visit www.ETSUBucs.com.