September 23, 20221st2nd3rd4thFinal
Wofford251521141
ETSU212525253
WOFTeam StatsETSU
0.13Hitting Pct.0.257
39Kills55
22Errors19
131Total Attacks140
39Assists51
4Aces8
54Digs60
10Blocks8
WOFLeadersETSU
Zeman - 11
KillsCantrell - 15
Hensley - 20
AssistsDykes - 39
Richman - 1
Foote - 1
Przystup - 1
Hensley - 1
AcesDykes - 6
Richman - 14
DigsRoberts - 17
Barham - 5
BlocksCoffman - 6
September 24, 20221st2nd3rdFinal
Furman2317170
ETSU2525253
FurmanTeam StatsETSU
0.105Hitting Pct.0.25
29Kills46
19Errors18
95Total Attacks112
27Assists45
3Aces6
35Digs42
4Blocks6
FurmanLeadersETSU
Haynes - 7
KillsCantrell - 16
Turner - 17
AssistsDykes - 39
Headley - 2
AcesCoffman - 2
Dykes - 2
Aceveda - 11
DigsRoberts - 14
Perry - 2
McGrath - 2
BlocksCoffman - 3
Johnson - 3
Volleyball opens conference slate with Wofford, Furman
Volleyball opens conference slate with Wofford, Furman
Thursday, September 22, 2022

Bucs welcome Palmetto State rivals to Brooks Gym Friday and Saturday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 22, 2022) – With four non-conference invitationals complete, the ETSU volleyball program now turns its attention to the Southern Conference schedule as the Bucs welcome Wofford and Furman to Brooks Gym this weekend.

 

MATCHUPS

Friday, Sept. 23 – Wofford at ETSU – 7 p.m. / Live Stats

Saturday, Sept. 24 – Furman at ETSU – 4 p.m. / Live Stats / ESPN+

 

ABOUT THE BUCS

  • ETSU begins conference play with lots of momentum, winning six of the last seven games to close the non-conference schedule. After an 0-5 start, the Bucs defeated East Carolina in a five-set thriller to salvage the early slate. 
  • From there, ETSU won all three games in its first home tournament since 2016 with wins over Georgia State, Clemson and USC Upstate, then carried it over into the Stacheville Challenge at Austin Peay with wins over UT Martin and North Dakota State. 
  • The Bucs have garnered weekly SoCon awards in each of the last two weeks with freshman Whitley Rammel (Ft. Recovery, Ohio) winning Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12 and sophomore Caroline Dykes (Flower Mound, Texas) earning Setter of the Week honors on Sept. 19.
  • As a team, ETSU outkilled its opponents by a combined 119-113 and had a wide margin in attack percentage at .291 compared to a combined .189 by its opponents at the Stacheville Challenge last week. 
  • The Bucs are led by true freshman Brianna Cantrell (Appleton, Wis.) with 109 kills and junior Jenna Forster (Maryville, Tenn.) with 102 kills. Dykes has led the team in helpers for all 12 games with 366 of the team’s 473 assists.
  • Dykes and fellow sophomore Haley Sanders (Brentwood, Tenn.) are the first Bucs to eclipse the century mark in digs this season with Sanders at 102 and Dykes at 100. Graduate libero Taylor Roberts (Sneads, Fla.) is not far behind at 95 digs.
  • Today, the program announced the promotion of Giovanny Delevry to Associate Head Coach. Delevry has been on Benavia Jenkins’ staff since 2019 and has over 10 years of coaching experience on the collegiate level.

  

ABOUT WOFFORD

  • Wofford enters with a league-best 8-4 record and are winners of seven straight games. Six of the team’s eight wins have been sweeps. 
  • After defeating all three opponents at the College of Charleston Classic Sept. 9-10, the Terriers hosted South Carolina State, Georgia State and Presbyterian College inside Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium for the first-ever Terrier Invite. Wofford won all three games with 3-0 sweeps in two of them.
  • Wofford has hosted two invitationals this season and owns a 4-2 home record. 
  • ETSU and Wofford have two common non-conference opponents – Georgia State and USC Upstate. Both SoCon members went 2-0 against those opponents, sweeping the Panthers. The Bucs won a 3-1 battle at home against the Spartans, while Wofford swept its crosstown rival 3-0. 
  • The Terriers lead the SoCon in hitting percentage (.240), opponent hitting percentage (.179), kills (603) and kills per set (13.40), assists (544) and assists per set (12.09) and blocks per set (2.14).
  • Bella Zeman leads the team with 140 kills and 3.33 kills per set, followed closely by Sarah Barham at 126 kills and 2.93 kills per set. Barham also leads the league in hitting percentage at an impressive .423 clip.
  • Defensively, Barham has been a force to be reckoned with as she leads the league with 1.12 blocks per set, 18 solo blocks and 48.0 total blocks.
  • Emily Hodsdon and Victoria Hensley are the primary setters for the squad. Both have over 200 assists with the former at 277 and the latter with an even 200. Both rank among the top 10 in the SoCon.

 

ABOUT FURMAN

  • Furman has a 4-7 record this season and are off to an 0-1 start in SoCon play following a 3-1 loss to The Citadel on Wednesday in Greenville.
  • The Paladins have split their last six matches after a 1-5 start. Their last win came against nearby rival USC Upstate on Sept. 15, a 3-0 sweep in Greenville.
  • Outside of USC Upstate, ETSU and Furman have one common opponent – East Carolina. The Bucs defeated ECU in a 3-2 thriller, while the Paladins lost 3-1 at ECU for their season opener.
  • Furman has yet to win a true road match with an 0-3 record in such contests but owns a 3-2 neutral site record this season.
  • The Paladins are trailing its opponents in kills per set at an even 13.0 to 12.0, owning a .173 attack percentage and allowing a .222 number from its opponents.
  • Ava Augustson leads the squad with 127 kills and 3.53 kills per set, which ranks top-five in the SoCon. Grainne McGrath has 71 kills and leads in attack percentage at .277. 

 

SERIES HISTORY

  • ETSU leads Wofford in the all-time series with a 25-8 record, though Wofford has won the last four matches.
  • The series between ETSU and Furman is much tighter with Furman gripping a 33-32 edge. ETSU has won eight of the last 10 against the Paladins, including the last four. A win Saturday would even the series with the rematch scheduled for Oct. 21 in Greenville, S.C.

 

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