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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Sept. 26, 2014) – There’s no better way to get back in the win column than beating your in-state rival.
The ETSU volleyball team looks to do just that as the Bucs head to Chattanooga for their first Southern Conference road game on Saturday afternoon. First serve is set for 3 p.m. inside Maclellan Gym.
ETSU (4-11, 0-1 SoCon) looks to snap its five-match losing skid.
LAST TIME OUT
ETSU suffered a three-set loss (16-25, 17-25, 24-26) to Furman last Tuesday night inside Brooks Gym.
Freshman Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) led the Bucs with 10 kills, while senior Katie Muey (Alexandria, Ind.) finished with a match-high 19 digs.
The Bucs led the third set, 24-22, but the Paladins rattled off four consecutive points to complete the sweep, resulting in just ETSU’s third home loss in 22 games.
Chattanooga (7-8, 0-0 SoCon) has won six of its last eight matches and the Mocs open conference play Friday night against Samford.
Four of Chattanooga’s wins has come at home, while the Mocs have swept three of their opponents this season.
Junior middle blocker Sarah Batterton leads the team with 111 kills (2.27 per set), while freshman Lauren Greenspoon and sophomore Anne Bachmann have split time in the setter role. Greenspoon is averaging 5.44 assists per set (294 total) and Bachmann is posting 5.96 assists per set (268 total).
The Mocs lead the SoCon in digs per set (16.14) and rank third in the conference with a .209 attack percentage.
Chattanooga was picked fifth in the Preseason SoCon Coaches’ Poll.
Saturday marks the 57th all-time meeting, with ETSU holding a 29-27 lead.
The Bucs have won six of the last seven meetings, including a 3-0 win over the Mocs back in 2012 at the Clemson Classic.
Chattanooga will offer both live video and stats for Saturday’s match.
Live video will be offered for free on the SoCon Digital Network.
Twitter updates will also be available by following @ETSUAthletics and @ETSUVolleyball.
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