September 15, 20171st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Radford17222525153
ETSU25252217122
RADTeam StatsETSU
.166Hitting Pct..125
58Kills53
28Errors30
181Total Attacks184
52Assists49
10Aces5
87Digs86
8.0Blocks13.0
RADLeadersETSU
GONZALEZ - 23
KillsRylee Milhorn - 24
KLEESPIES - 44
AssistsAlyssa Kvarta - 25
KLEESPIES - 3
PALMER - 3
AcesAlyssa Kvarta - 2
Rylee Milhorn - 2
PALMER - 22
DigsMarija Popovic - 27
NEAST - 4
BlocksBraedyn Tutton - 8
September 16, 20171st2nd3rdFinal
ETSU2525253
Virginia Tech2021140
ETSUTeam StatsVT
.225Hitting Pct..036
40Kills27
15Errors23
111Total Attacks111
37Assists26
6Aces6
52Digs49
8.0Blocks3.0
ETSULeadersVT
Leah Clayton - 10
KillsEster Talamazzi - 12
Alyssa Kvarta - 19
AssistsRhegan Mitchell - 19
Hailey Aguilar - 2
Aya Lechin - 2
AcesEster Talamazzi - 2
Abby McKinzie - 2
Marija Popovic - 14
DigsCarol Raffety - 16
Braedyn Tutton - 5
BlocksCara Cunningham - 2
Jaila Tolbert - 2
ETSU takes on Radford and Virginia Tech in the Hokie Invitational
ETSU takes on Radford and Virginia Tech in the Hokie Invitational
Thursday, September 14, 2017

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 14, 2017) – The Bucs will wrap up tournament play this weekend at the Hokie Invitational in Blacksburg, Va. hosted by Virginia Tech. ETSU will only play two opponents; Radford and Virginia Tech. These will be the last non-conference matches before the Bucs host Western Carolina for their home opener on Tuesday, September 19.

TOURNAMENT CENTRAL:

September 15 | 2:00 PM | Radford | Live Stats

September 16 | 2:00 PM | Virginia Tech | Live Stats | Live Stream

Note: *Live stream will only be available against Virginia Tech

*Live stats will be updated when the game begins

LAST TIME OUT: ETSU last played at the Holiday Inn-University Plaza Invitational hosted by Western Kentucky. The Bucs’ memorable game from last weekend came from a 3-2 win against Saint Louis. ETSU came from behind to win three sets in a row. During the match, Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) recorded her 1,000 career-kill, while AJ Lux tied her career-high of 20 kills. Milhorn was named to the All-Tournament Team and was named the TSWA Volleyball Player of the Week for the second week in a row for her performance.

SERIES HISTORY:

ETSU vs. Radford: The Bucs hold the all-time record against Radford 23-8. Their last meeting was in 2014 and the Bucs won a five-set match.

ETSU vs. Virginia Tech: Virginia Tech holds the all-time series. The first meeting was in 1984 and the last meeting was in 2015. Both times the Bucs lost 3-0.

A LOOK AT ETSU: The Bucs have played some top-ranked opponents throughout their preseason. They are led by Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) who has been dominate in each tournament.

A LOOK AT RADFORD: Radford is currently 8-1 after three tournaments in a row, similar to the Bucs. Radford’s Maddie Palmer has been named the Big South Player of the Week for the third consecutive week. Palmer has 132 kills, 98 digs and 19 blocks, while recording two double-doubles last weekend. With 300 assists, Haley Kleepsies is their main setter and Maci Keaton is their main blocker. Radford has also played Arizona and won a 3-2 match, where the Bucs lost to Arizona 3-1.

A LOOK AT VIRGINIA TECH: The Hokies enter this weekend at 6-3 after competing in three tournaments as well. They went 1-2 at the Thunder Invite hosted by Marshall. Virginia Tech ranks 28th in the country for their hitting percentage of .270, with the help of Jaila Tolbert who has the teams’ highest hitting percentage. Rhegan Mitchell ranked third in the ACC in assists per set and is the Hokies primary setter. Esther Talamazzi seems to be a primary hitter for the Hokies, along with Kaity Smith.

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