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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (September 1, 2006) - The Lady Bucs rolled past UNC Greensboro in the opening game of the UNC Asheville Classic Friday evening, sweeping the Spartans 32-30, 30-22, 30-26 to begin weekend play.
"This was a total team effort offensively," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Everyone worked to put a hand on the ball, and we really executed our first kill game tonight."
The Lady Bucs (3-1) pulled out a highly competitive opening game, rallying from a 28-26 deficit to claim a frame that featured 14 ties and seven lead changes. Junior Callie Kiselich (
ETSU sprinted to an 11-3 lead in game two, and cruised to a 30-22 victory, putting the Lady Bucs in a dominant position for the match. Buhr delivered seven more kills in the second game, and ETSU never allowed the Spartans to come any closer than five points after taking the early lead.
After falling behind 10-4 in the final game, the Lady Bucs slowly chipped away at the
Junior Michelle Mislan (
The only negative out of the opening match sweep for coach Devine was the Lady Bucs' 14 service errors.
"I was disappointed with our service game," said Devine. "We need to be an aggressive serving team, and not give those scoring opportunities away."
The Lady Bucs will have two chances to work on that serving game Saturday afternoon as they complete play at the UNC Asheville Classic against Cleveland State and the host Bulldogs. The first ETSU match is scheduled for against