November 10, 20181st2nd3rdFinal
Mercer2218160
ETSU2525253
MERTeam StatsETSU
.167Hitting Pct..325
36Kills38
20Errors11
96Total Attacks83
32Assists33
1Aces2
30Digs31
4.0Blocks7.0
MERLeadersETSU
Roberta Todd - 10
KillsLeah Clayton - 10
Maddie Nunley - 30
AssistsAlyssa Kvarta - 30
Brittany Major - 1
AcesKaela Massey - 1
Alyssa Kvarta - 1
Roberta Todd - 9
DigsLeah Clayton - 7
Alyssa Kvarta - 7
Marija Popovic - 7
Paige Alsten - 3
BlocksMariah McPartland - 4
Bucs cap off senior day with 3-0 win over Mercer
Bucs cap off senior day with 3-0 win over Mercer
Saturday, November 10, 2018

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Nov. 10, 2018) – The Buccaneer volleyball team (26-5, 15-1 SoCon) ended the regular season on a high note downing Mercer (15-12, 8-8 SoCon) 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-16) on senior day inside Brooks Gym.

“I am really happy that we were able to get a win on senior day,” said Lindsey Devine. “All year we have had phenomenal crowds and today the love continued. Following the win, the locker room talk was all about preparing for the conference tournament. This is a very special group that is mission-driven. But we will take the time to enjoy this weekend with our families and friends who have supported throughout the season. We are back to work on Monday to continue with our #WhyNot season!”

Inside the Numbers:

  • Head Coach Lindsey Devine ties her single-season career record of 26 wins. She last recorded this milestone in a single season in 2010. This is the most wins in program history since 1983.
  • ETSU has won 14 straight conference games and ten consecutive matches to close out the regular season.
  • The Bucs held a perfect 8-0 record against conference opponents on the road.
  • This year marks the first time ETSU has only lost one game in conference play since 1992. During that span ETSU went 9-0 in 2006, as members of the ASUN
  • The 15 wins marks the most in conference since winning 16 games in 2013 as a member of the ASUN.
  • The Bucs swept a total of 16 opponents, ten of which were against the SoCon.
  • Leah Clayton (Danville, Va.) had ten kills to record a .450 hitting percentage and also had seven digs.
  • Braedyn Tutton (Courtice, Ontario) registered nine kills, finishing with a .467 hitting percentage.
  • AJ Lux (Shelbyville, Ind.) also had nine kills with a .217 hitting percentage.
  • Alyssa Kvarta (Crown Point, Ind.) had two kills, 30 assists, and seven digs.
  • Mariah McPartland (Boone, Iowa) finished with four kills, a .300 hitting percentage and had four blocks.

Set 1: Hailey Aguilar’s 5-0 serve run helped the Bucs jump out to a five-point lead at 15-10. Mercer was able to pull within two, but ETSU held a three-point lead throughout the remainder of the set. Clayton came up big for the Bucs after slamming a kill to get set point and her solo block would clinch the set 25-22. She finished with six kills, while seniors Lux and McPartland each had three.

Set 2: Aguilar, Popovic, and Kvarta were all key servers in set two. Popovic’s 6-0 serve run put the Bucs ahead 12-9. Lux was dominant on the attack line finishing with five kills to record a .500 hitting percentage. The blocking duo of McPartland and Kaela Massey (Brentwood, Tenn.) gave the Bucs a 2-0 lead the match after securing set two 25-18.

Set 3: The Bucs once again grabbed a 15-10 lead and continued to build. Tutton had a terrific third set finishing with seven kills and helped the Bucs reach match point. Senior setter Kvarta would fire a kill over the net, as the Bucs would win 25-16 in set three. Kvarta also had 12 assists in the third set.

Up Next: ETSU has earned the No. 1 seed in the SoCon Tournament which will be played next weekend Nov. 16-18 on the campus on UNCG. ETSU’s opponent will be determined once the bracket is released tonight following the conclusion of regular season action.

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