Volleyball Loses To Furman In Five

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Johnson City, Tenn. (October 4, 2002) - East Tennessee State's volleyball team lost to Southern Conference rival Furman in five games Saturday afternoon in Brooks Gym. After losing the first game 30-21, the Bucaneers (5-10, 3-4 SoCon) rallied back to win the next two games 30-27 and 30-25, respectively. However, Furman (12-8, 7-1 SoCon) pulled away with a 30-23 victory in game four to force a fifth game, in which the Paladins won convincingly, 15-9. "Overall, we played a good match," said ETSU head coach Deane Webb. "I was pleased with the turnaround following the loss in the first game, but we have to find a way to get more players to step up." East Tennessee State was led by junior middle hitter Lissa Allen (Palm Bay, Fla.), who finished the day with 11 kills on 18 attempts an no attack errors for a hitting percentage of .611. Allen also recorded three service aces in the match and had nine digs. Nicole Ryan (Etiwanda, Calif.) had 15 kills to lead all Buccaneers, while left-handed swinger Sara Scandiffio (Purcellville, Va.) registered 14. Freshman setter Kristi Robinson (Knoxville, Tenn.) dished out 48 assists, while defensively the Lady Bucs' Kate Steidle (Waynesboro, Va.) and Karen Freeburg (New Castle, Ind.) had 12 and 11 digs, respectively. On the Paladins' side of the net, four players had double figures in kills led by Abby Simon with 16 and Carrie Rowley with 14. Laura Bush and Amber Montague each recorded double-doubles in the match. Bush finished with 13 kills and a match-high 15 digs, while Montague also had 13 kills to go with her 11 digs. Caitlin White was a presence at the net with one block solo and six block assists. As a team, the Lady Paladins out blocked ETSU 11-3. East Tennessee State's next match is on the road, when the Buccaneers travel to Boone, N.C. to face Appalachian State on Tuesday, Oct. 8. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
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