Friday, August 24, 2007
"It was hard for us to get into any flow today," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Some of that was to be expected with so many new players in the fold. A lot of the ladies are still on a learning curve."
Six Lady Bucs saw their first collegiate action Friday afternoon, as ETSU must replace four graduated seniors off of last season's Atlantic Sun Championship team. Freshman Desiree Dyck (
Senior Marissa Mortensen (
"I was very pleased with our defense today," said Devine, whose squad posted six blocks on the afternoon. "We had a chance to win, but we couldn't capitalize at key moments, and a lot of that is our youth showing. As we mature we'll fight through those tough parts of the match and have a great deal of success."
The Lady Bucs continue the tournament Saturday with a pair of matches. ETSU takes on UCF at 9:30 a.m. and concludes the weekend with a 2 p.m. tilt against Fordham.
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