JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (November 3, 2016) – Senior Night Festivities are on tap for the ETSU volleyball team as the Buccaneers host Samford on Friday, Nov.4 at 6:00 p.m. inside Brooks Gym.
Friday, November 4 (6:00 p.m.): Samford (17-10, 8-4 SoCon) at ETSU (17-7, 9-3 SoCon) | Live Stats
Scouting The Buccaneers
Winning eight of the last nine matches has propelled the Bucs to atop the Southern Conference standings with an overall record of 17-7 and 9-3 in conference play heading into Friday’s contest.
On Friday versus Samford, the ETSU volleyball team will recognize its four seniors on the 2016-17 squad in Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas), Kristen Favre (Plano, Texas), Renzey Rice (Johnson City, Tenn.) and Allison Humes (Somonauk, Ill.). This senior class has recorded 75 wins and have a staggering .816 winning percentage at home.
Briana Allmon named SoCon Offensive Player of the Month
Senior outside hitter Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) on Wednesday was named SoCon Offensive Player of the Month for the month of October after registering 143 kills, averaging 4.61 kills per set. It is the second straight month an ETSU player has earned Player of the Month honors.
Home Is Where the Wins Are
The Bucs boast a perfect 9-0 record at home this season with eight of the victories coming by way of three-sets. Since October 7th, ETSU has won 16 straight sets in Johnson City.
How “Sweep” It Is
ETSU has recorded 13 three-set victories this season which is the fourth most in program history behind 15 in 206, 16 in 2010 and the program record of 18 in 1991. Of the 13 sweeps this season, eight have been at home.
One of the best SoCon Offensive Teams
As a team the Bucs rank in the top half of multiple offensive categories:
1st- Hitting Percentage (.238)
1st – Opp. Hitting Percentage (.175)
1st – Assists per set (13.07)
1st – Kills per set (14.03)
The Bulldogs of Samford have strung together a five-game winning streak en route to an overall record of 17-10 and 8-4 in the SoCon. On the road this season, Samford is 3-6 compared to 10-2 at home. Earlier this season the Bucs defeated Samford on the road in a thrilling five set match.
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