September 19, 20181st2nd3rdFinal
ETSU2525253
Western Carolina2311140
ETSUTeam StatsWCU
.352Hitting Pct..113
48Kills31
11Errors19
105Total Attacks106
40Assists29
3Aces2
45Digs39
7.0Blocks0.0
ETSULeadersWCU
Leah Clayton - 13
KillsMaKenzie White - 8
Alyssa Kvarta - 31
AssistsHannah Price - 20
Kaela Massey - 1
Leah Clayton - 1
Alyssa Hatley - 1
AcesHannah Price - 1
Caroline Perret - 1
Marija Popovic - 16
DigsMeagan Sanchez - 12
Alyssa Kvarta - 4
Blocks
Volleyball sweeps WCU in conference opener
Volleyball sweeps WCU in conference opener
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Kvarta records 2,000 career assists

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (Sept. 19, 2018) – On the opening night of conference action, the ETSU volleyball team (12-3, 1-0 SoCon) swept Western Carolina (6-6, 0-1 SoCon) 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-1) on Wednesday evening inside the Ramsey Center.

Inside the Numbers:

  • Alyssa Kvarta (Crown Point, Ind.) registered 31 assists, six kills, six digs, and four blocks. She also reached 2,000 career assists in today’s match.
  • Leah Clayton (Danville, Va.) led the Bucs with 13 kills and seven digs.
  • Braedyn Tutton (Courtice, Ontario) tied her career-high 10 kills to finish with a .474 hitting percentage. She also had two solo blocks.
  • AJ Lux (Shebyville, Ind.) had nine kills, while Mariah McPartland (Boone, Iowa) and Kaela Massey (Brentwood, Tenn.) each had five kills apiece.
  • Marija Popovic (Belgrade, Serbia) finished with 16 digs.
  • ETSU as a team finished with seven blocks and a .352 hitting percentage.

Set 1: The Bucs jumped out strong to gain a seven-point lead after going on a 5-0 run. Tutton had back-to-back kills before WCU called timeout. Kvarta recorded her 2,000th career assist after feeding Tutton to sit the score at 10-3. The Catamounts went on a 6-0 run to get within one. ETSU controlled the lead, as a WCU service error would push the Bucs to set point. McPartland would end the set with a kill and ETSU would take the first set 25-23.

Set 2: Clayton’s serves helped ETSU control a five-point lead. The Bucs were unstoppable as they eventually would take a ten-point lead with the help from Kvarta’s 4-0 serve run. Kills came from Massey, Lux, and Clayton. After a block by Massey and McPartland, the Bucs took a 22-11 lead and WCU would call timeout. ETSU was able to get three quick points to clinch the second set 25-11.

Set 3: Hailey Aguilar (Chicago, Ill.), McPartland, and Massey each had 2-0 serve runs to put ETSU out in front. Clayton’s 6-0 serve run sparked the Bucs to give them a 14-7 lead. ETSU continued to build and Lux gave the Bucs back-to-back kills at 21-13. Kvarta’s solo block helped them get closer and McPartland would end the match with a kill to win the set 25-14. 

Up Next: The Bucs host Samford next Friday, Sept. 28, in Brooks Gym at 6:00 p.m.

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