Bucs pick up second straight win with sweep over Presbyterian
Hailey Aguilar led the Bucs with 14 digs
Bucs pick up second straight win with sweep over Presbyterian
Saturday, September 12, 2015

ETSU moves above the .500 mark with the victory

CLEMSON, S.C. (Sept. 12, 2015) – A day after sweeping USC Upstate, the East Tennessee State University volleyball team collected another sweep Saturday against Presbyterian College in the final day of the Clemson Classic. The Bucs took the three frames by scores of 28-26, 25-13 and 25-20. With the win, ETSU improves to 4-2 in its last six matches and 5-4 overall.

“I was really pleased with the effort and the execution this weekend as a whole,” said ETSU head coach Lindsey Devine. “We had a great week of practice and it carried over to the matches.”

Set 1: Both teams came out swinging to begin the match as they put together their best offensive performances in the first. The score was tied at 18 different points during the stanza, but ETSU collected back-to-back points with kills from Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Mariah McPartland (Boone, Iowa) to close out the frame, 28-26.

Set 2: It looked like the Blue Hose would even the match at one as they got out to a 10-7 lead on the Bucs. ETSU answered, however, with a season-high 11 straight points to take the lead and eventually the set, 25-13. Senior Khadijah Wiley (Columbus, Ga.) was one of the main cogs in the comeback for the Bucs collecting three kills and two blocks during the run.

Set 3: The third and what proved to be the final set was much like the first with several tied points. However, the deciding run came a little earlier as ETSU scored six of the last seven points to seal its second straight victory, 25-20.

Notes on the Bucs

  • Setter Kristen Favre (Plano, Texas) collected 36 assists (12.0 per set) in the win over the Blue Hose. Favre has collected at least 36 assists in four consecutive matches after having one such match in the first five tilts.
  • The Bucs have already surpassed their win total in neutral site games from last season. In 2014, ETSU was 3-7 in neutral-site tilts and this season it holds a 5-1 mark.
  • Freshman Hailey Aguilar (Oswego, Ill.) led the Bucs with 14 digs against Presbyterian. Aguilar has led the team in digs in seven of the nine matches

Next Up: ETSU, now 5-4, will return to the court in its final non-conference tournament of the season next weekend when it competes in the Comfort Inn-Vitational hosted by Morehead State. The Bucs will face the Eagles, Marshall and Akron at the event.

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