September 9, 2000 was one of the busiest days in recent history for Buccaneer athletics. The following is a summary from the day's events.
Bucs 3, Carson-Newman 2 (overtime)
Freshman Melissa Wilder scored her first collegiate goal just 1:30 into overtime to lead the Bucs in a 3-2 win against Carson-Newman at the Liberty Bell Soccer Complex.
Wilder volleyed a cross from junior Elizabeth Smith to give ETSU the victory and improve their record to 2-2 on the season.
The Bucs took the lead at 27:01 when Erin Lotzer tallied her first collegiate goal. After Carson-Newman scored twice to take a 2-1 lead, Louisa Sawyer capitalized for the Bucs to knot the score 2-2.
Sophomore Lauren Fannon (1-0) made seven saves to earn the win in goal. The Eagles' Erin Pangeri made seven saves in a losing effort.
The Bucs will be back in action at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13 when ETSU travels to Wofford.
Chattanooga 3, ETSU 0
Despite 10 kills and 13 digs from junior Amber Ciskowski, the Bucs fell to Chattanooga 3-0 (8-15, 6-15, 15-9) at Brooks Gym.
The loss dropped the Bucs to 2-4 (1-1 Southern Conference) on the season. The Mocs improved to 4-4 (1-1, SoCon) this fall.
The offense was led by freshman Kate Steidle (16 kills) and junior Carey Cavanaugh (35 assists). Steidle's 16 kills came in 38 attempts (.316 hitting percentage).
Chattanooga was led by Cheryl Theis who had 15 kills and a .412 hitting percentage.
ETSU returns to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12 at UNC Asheville.
The Bucs competed in the Catamount Classic in Cullowhee, N.C. The women's squad was led by Emily Campbell who's 19:35 was fourth. The men's team was led by Greg Sprowl who finished ninth with a time of 20:02.
Other Buc runners and their finish: Roseline Addo (14th), Charity Roberts (34th), Jennifer Howard (40th), Ashley Campbell (49th), Kirsten Campbell (50th) and Katie Flanary (55th).
On the men's side: David Haefner (13th), Jamaal Saunders (23rd), Mitch Thompson (29th), Jason Hough (31st).
The cross country teams will run next weekend at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Blacksburg, Va.
After the first two rounds of the Bank of Tennessee/The Ridges Intercollegiate Championship, ETSU's Chris Wisler was tied for sixth with a two-round 140 (67-73).
The Bucs were tied for sixth as a team with a two-over par. Texas Christian leads the tournament with a 17-under 559 after two rounds.
Other Buc players: Patrick Beste (74-71--145/T-24th), James Johnson (74-71--145/T-24th), Thomas Lee (76-73--149/T-47th), Adam Riddering (75-79--154/T-69th).
The men's and women's tennis teams competed in the Ridgefields Tournament in Kingsport, Tenn.