September 01, 20171st2nd3rdFinal
VATeam StatsETSU
.067Hitting Pct..321
105Total Attacks106
Jelena Novakovic - 10
KillsLeah Clayton - 11
Megan Wilson - 25
AssistsAlyssa Kvarta - 22
Alex Spencer - 1
Megan Wilson - 1
Jane Horner - 1
AcesHailey Aguilar - 2
Jelena Novakovic - 13
Kelsey Miller - 13
DigsHailey Aguilar - 15
Chino Anukwuem - 4
BlocksMariah McPartland - 5
September 02, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
Appalachian State251925171
.315Hitting Pct..227
149Total Attacks150
Rylee Milhorn - 18
KillsLexi Kohut - 17
Alyssa Kvarta - 34
AssistsAshlyn Brown - 42
Rylee Milhorn - 2
AcesKara Spicer - 2
Alyssa Kvarta - 12
Rylee Milhorn - 12
Hailey Aguilar - 12
DigsOlivia Loeffler - 12
Mariah McPartland - 3
Leah Clayton - 3
BlocksMelissa McMath - 3
September 02, 20171st2nd3rd4thFinal
.282Hitting Pct..209
156Total Attacks153
Biver - 17
KillsAJ Lux - 17
Wonders - 33
AssistsAlyssa Kvarta - 31
Kuilan - 2
Holehouse - 2
AcesAlyssa Kvarta - 2
Holehouse - 25
DigsHailey Aguilar - 13
Sonuga - 4
BlocksMariah McPartland - 4
Leah Clayton - 4
Bucs back on the road for Appalachian State Invitational
Bucs back on the road for Appalachian State Invitational
Thursday, August 31, 2017

ETSU will play Virginia, Appalachian State, and Towson

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 31, 2017) – The Bucs get back on the road to travel to Boone, N.C. for the Appalachian State Invitational. Once again ETSU will face three opponents in the span of two days. They are scheduled to play Virginia, Appalachian State, and Towson.


September 1 | 4:00 PM | Virginia | LIVE STATS

September 2 | 12:30 PM | Appalachian State | LIVE STATS

September 2 | 4:00 PM | Towson | LIVE STATS

LAST TIME OUT: The Bucs returned from the LUV Invitational in Nashville, Tenn., where they played some very strong opponents, including nationally ranked No. 24 Arizona. The Bucs ended up winning the first set against Arizona, but fell to them in the final result. Alyssa Kvarta (Crown Point, Ind.) was named to the LUV Invite All-Tournament Team. As a team, ETSU finished the weekend with 114 kills, 130 digs, and 11 blocks.


ETSU vs. Virginia: Both opponents have only played each other twice, first back in 1989 and the last meeting was in 2014. Virginia won both matches.

ETSU vs. Appalachian State: Appalachian State holds the overall record of 40-16 against the Bucs.

ETSU vs. Towson: Both teams will meet for the first time this weekend.

A LOOK AT ETSU: Senior Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) leads the team with 29 kills. She is tied with Kvarta with a team high of four service aces. Not far behind from Milhorn’s kills are AJ Lux (Shelbyville, Ind.) and Leah Clayton (Danville, Va.). Lux finished the weekend with 22 kills, and led the team with five blocks, while Clayton had 24 kills, 30 digs, and three blocks. All 11 members played in each match.  

A LOOK AT VIRGINIA: Virginia comes off a 7-25 season after competing in the ACC. Virginia is currently 2-1 after playing at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Cavalier Classic last weekend. They won matches against Hofstra and Liberty, but fell to Villanova. Sarah Billiard will be an attacker to watch for, as she leads her team with 37 kills, while Chino Anukwuem leads the team with 11 blocks. Billiard had a .458 hitting percentage against Hofstra and Kiley Banker added eight kills with a .583 attack percentage.

A LOOK AT APPALACHIAN STATE: Appalachian State finished off last season with a 4-25 overall record. This season they are currently 2-2. They opened up their season against Missouri State and fell to a five-set match of 3-2. Following their home opener, they traveled to the Springhill Suites Mayfaire Invitational. They lost to Davidson, but won against UNCW and Loyola, both winning 3-1. Melissa McMath and Kara Spicer will most likely be Appalachian State’s main attackers as they both lead the team with just over 50 kills. Both girls are just as powerful on defense as they also lead the team in blocks.

A LOOK AT TOWSON: Towson finished with an impressive 24-9 overall record last year and are off to a strong start this year after being 3-0. They played at the Western Carolina Tournament and played Jacksonville State, fellow SoCon opponent Western Carolina, and Charleston Southern. Anna Holehouse was named the CAA Defensive Player of the Week after finishing with 79 digs and 19 assists. Leading attacker Jocelyn Kuilian finished with 42 kills and a .326 hitting percentage. Towson’s main setter is Marrisa Wonders who had 88 assists on the weekend.

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