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Lady Bucs hold off Jacksonville to remain unbeaten in conference play
Thursday, October 05, 2006
(October 5, 2006) - The Volley Bucs deflected a record setting effort from a game Jacksonville squad, and extended their winning streak to six consecutive matches with a 30-23, 30-23, 24-30, 31-33, 16-14 Atlantic Sun Conference victory Thursday night from Brooks Gym.
"A win's a win," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "It's obviously important to pick up conference victories, but we have to stay focused through an entire match and not stop pressuring our opponents."
The Dolphins (8-10, 0-1) accumulated a conference record 23 blocks in the match, but could not prevent the Lady Bucs (15-5, 3-0) from winning their third consecutive conference game and ninth match in 10 outings. The victory marks the first 3-0 start in conference play for an ETSU volleyball squad since the 1991 team went a perfect 10-0 in the Southern Conference.
Unlike the sluggish start from Tuesday's match against
The Dolphins returned from the intermission following game two with a newfound tenacity defensively, amassing 15 blocks over the next two games and forcing the decisive fifth frame.
Jacksonville took a 2-0 lead in game five, but the Lady Bucs battled back, winning the next four points and never trailed again. Sartor pounded out three of her match-high 19 kills in the finale, while junior Callie Kiselich (
Senior Nani Emerson (
The Lady Bucs remain at home for their next match, hosting