|October 03, 2015||1st||2nd||3rd||Final|
East Tennessee State
- 8||Kills||Rylee Milhorn
- 13||Assists||Kristen Favre
- 1||Aces||Kristen Favre
Rylee Milhorn - 1
- 13||Digs||Hailey Aguilar
Rylee Milhorn - 12
- 7||Blocks||Mariah McPartland
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2015) – The East Tennessee State University volleyball team kept up its dominance at home with a 3-0 victory (25-14, 25-18, 25-22) over Mercer Saturday evening at Brooks Gym. With the victory, the Bucs improve to 31-3 at home since 2012 and 12-5 overall this season as well as 3-1 in league action.
Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) posted 17 kills to go along with 12 digs and Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) chipped in 13 kills to lead ETSU’s offense. In total, the Buccaneers hit .294 with 48 kills (16 kills per set).
Mercer struggled mightily offensively in the first frame hitting a match-worst .042. ETSU’s defense played a major part in the Bears’ struggles as it dug up 14 attacks and added three blocks. Hailey Aguilar (Oswego, Ill.) notched seven digs in the first to pace the Bucs’ defensive efforts.
The Bucs notched four runs of three points or more en route to a 25-18 set victory. Milhorn built upon a seven kill performance in a first set with six more kills in the second to power the Bucs to a 2-0 lead.
Mercer put together its best set in the third as it hit .314 to ETSU’s .297. The Bucs lead by many as seven points (16-9) but the Bears clawed back to within two points as late as 24-22 but a kill by AJ Lux (Shelbyville, Ind.) sealed the victory for ETSU, 25-22.
Next Up: The Bucs will be back in action Oct. 9 when they travel to Alabama to take on Samford in another SoCon clash. The match against the Bulldogs is scheduled for 8 p.m.
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