September 16, 20161st2nd3rdFinal
ETSU2525253
Presbyterian1716180
ETSUTeam StatsPC
.356Hitting Pct..131
41Kills33
9Errors20
90Total Attacks99
40Assists30
5Aces1
41Digs36
4.0Blocks2.0
ETSULeadersPC
Briana Allmon - 13
KillsDAVIS - 15
Kristen Favre - 28
AssistsROGERS - 28
Hailey Aguilar - 2
AcesREGISTER - 1
Hailey Aguilar - 17
DigsEULITZ - 11
Kaela Massey - 3
BlocksROGERS - 1
DEL TORO - 1
September 16, 20161st2nd3rd4thFinal
ETSU212517181
Alabama252125253
ETSUTeam StatsUA
.147Hitting Pct..254
49Kills51
27Errors18
150Total Attacks130
45Assists45
7Aces6
53Digs65
3.0Blocks11.0
ETSULeadersUA
AJ Lux - 13
KillsKrystal Rivers - 27
Alyssa Kvarta - 31
AssistsShannon Mikesky - 41
Hailey Aguilar - 2
Briana Allmon - 2
AcesKrystal Rivers - 3
Hailey Aguilar - 19
DigsBrittany Thomas - 15
Mariah McPartland - 2
Alyssa Kvarta - 2
BlocksLeah Lawrence - 5
Bucs gain a split in first day of Crimson-White Tournament
Bucs gain a split in first day of Crimson-White Tournament
Friday, September 16, 2016

ETSU picked up its seventh win of the season on Friday

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (Sept. 16, 2016) – The ETSU volleyball team opened the Crimson-White Tournament with a 1-1 record Friday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. ETSU began the day with a 3-0 win over Presbyterian (25-17, 25-16, 25-18) before falling to Alabama in a competitive contest, 3-1 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 25-18).  

Presbyterian Recap: ETSU’s offense was firing on all cylinders against the Blue Hose as it hit .356 as a team with just nine attack errors. Senior Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) paced the Buccaneer attack with 13 kills on 20 attempts with just one miscue (.600 hitting percentage). Allmon also contributed defensively with seven digs and a block.

Defensively, the Bucs slowed Presbyterian’s offense considerably holding it to a .131 hitting percentage. A major contributor to ETSU’s defensive effort was Hailey Aguilar (Oswego, Ill.) who finished with a team-high 17 digs. Aguilar was also the Bucs’ top player on the serve in the contest totaling a pair of aces.

Alabama Recap: In its second match of the day, ETSU pushed Alabama to four sets before falling by a 3-1 final score. The Bucs picked up their set victory in the second frame due to some stiff defense as they held the Crimson Tide to a .176 hitting percentage along with a five-kill performance by AJ Lux (Shelbyville, Ind.) to knot the score at one a piece.

In addition to Lux, who finished with a team-high 13 kills, Aguilar put together her second straight stellar outing defensively. Aguilar totaled 19 digs, which marked a season-high for ETSU’s libero. For the day, Aguilar finished with 36 digs (5.14 digs/set).

Coach’s Take: “Each match demonstrated positive elements that we stress each day in practice,” said ETSU Head Coach Lindsey Devine. “Alabama is a talented team so I wanted this match to challenge us to see how we respond. We are winning some mental battles out on the court and I know that these opportunities which we can reference to will help as we head into conference play.”

Up Next: The Bucs will close out the Crimson-White Tournament Saturday afternoon with a match against Georgia Southern. First serve against the Eagles is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Foster Auditorium.    

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