Mercer sweeps ETSU volleyball, 3-0
Whitney Cogburn
Whitney Cogburn

Friday, October 17, 2008

MACON, Ga. (Oct. 17, 2008) - The ETSU volleyball team was swept by Mercer Friday night at the University Center in Macon, Ga., 3-0 (23-25, 14-25, 22-25).

 

"Mercer played a very aggressive game and attacked our weaknesses," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Unfortunately we did not have any answer for them, and we need to get back to being consistent and minimizing our errors in key moments."

 

The Bucs (7-12, 4-7 A-Sun) were led by Whitney Cogburn (Kingsport, Tenn.) as she tallied seven kills and 19 assists in the match. Freshmen Mallory Kiley (Palm Harbor, Fla.) and McKayla Barber (Columbus, Ind.) each collected six kills, while Jen Neice (Allen, Texas) led the Bucs in the back with 18 digs.

 

Mercer came out playing hot, as the Bears took advantage of an early five-point run to jump out to an 18-10 lead. ETSU battled back in the first set with a five-point run of its own. The Bucs got within a point, 23-22, but the Bears took the set after an Erica Vrvilo kill and an ETSU service error, 25-23.

 

Despite playing well to come back in the first set, the Bucs were not able to find an answer to stop Mercer in the second set. The Bears jumped out to an 11-2 advantage after an eight-point run and did not look back as Mercer took the set, 25-24. The lone bright spot in the set was Amanda Youell (Middleburg, Fla.) as she had three kills hitting .500 (3-0-6).

 

The third set went back and forth as the Bucs jumped out in front 5-3, but Mercer came back to take a 10-7 lead after a couple three-point runs by the Bears. ETSU worked its way back in front 17-15 after a couple errors by Mercer, but the Bears took advantage of a couple ETSU errors down the stretch taking the third set 25-22.

 

The Bucs are back in action on Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. facing Kennesaw State on the road. Please visit www.ETSUBucs.com for more information on ETSU volleyball or any other Buccaneer athletic team.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
WBB High Point University 76 Final
Nov 17 ETSU 84
MBB Virginia-Wise 66 F
Nov 18 ETSU 111
WBB Appalachian State University 76 Final
Nov 19 ETSU 70
WBB ETSU 79 Final
Nov 21 Saint Francis University 63
VB ETSU Greensboro, N.C.
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Western Carolina (SoCon Quarterfinal)
MBB UNC Asheville 87 F
Nov 22, 12:00 p.m. ETSU 98
MBB ETSU 69 F
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Winthrop 64
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 24, 12:00 p.m. Indiana State University 76
WBB ETSU 69 Final
Nov 26, 12:00 p.m. Indiana University 97
WBB ETSU Blacksburg, Va.
Nov 29, 5:00 p.m. Virginia Tech University
MBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 1, 7:00 p.m. Morehead State
WBB ETSU Fairfax, Va.
Dec 3, 5:00 p.m. George Mason University
MBB Western Carolina Freedom Hall
Dec 3, 8:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Huntsville, Ala.
Dec 6, 6:00 p.m. Alabama A&M University
MBB UNC Greensboro Freedom Hall
Dec 13, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB Eastern Kentucky University Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 13, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Morehead, Ky.
Dec 15, 12:00 p.m. Morehead State University
MBB ETSU Richmond, Ky.
Dec 16, 7:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky