Volley Bucs win seventh straight, drop UNF in four games
Senior Nani Emerson had another solid night running the Lady Bucs' offense.
Senior Nani Emerson had another solid night running the Lady Bucs' offense.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (October 7, 2006) - A pair of Lady Bucs posted double-doubles, and senior Nani Emerson (Tracy, Calif.) once again superbly directed the efficient ETSU attack, as the Lady Bucs downed North Florida in four games, 30-28, 30-27, 27-30, 30-27, winning their seventh consecutive match and 10th in their last 11.

 

The Lady Bucs (16-5, 4-0) took the opening game for the fourth time in as many conference matches, with junior Callie Kiselich (Colorado Springs, Colo.) collecting five of her match-high 17 kills in game one.  Seniors Sarah Buhr (Stockton, Calif.) and Jennifer Sartor (Toronto, Ontario) each added three kills in the opening game win as well.

 

Buhr and Sartor finished the day with double-doubles, amassing 15 kills, 10 digs and 16 kills, 16 digs, respectively.  Senior Crystal Palmer (Chico, Calif.) joined her other three teammates in double-digit kills with 13 for the match, and junior Kaena Apana (Waianae, Hawaii) was excellent from the back row as usual, digging out 23 balls.

 

"At key moments in this match our middles and outsides took it upon themselves and stepped up," said head coach Lindsey Devine. "Sarah Buhr had a solid game, and Kaena continues to see and cover the court tremendously for us."

 

After taking a 2-0 match lead with a three-point game two victory, the Lady Bucs' returned from intermission sluggish for the second consecutive match, committing 12 errors and allowing three Osprey blocks in the game three loss.

 

The upperclassmen asserted themselves in a back-and-forth fourth frame that featured 13 ties and seven lead changes.  Sartor led the way with six kills, while hitting .333, while Kiselich and Palmer each accumulated five kills and Buhr contributed three of her own.

 

Emerson topped 50 assists for the third consecutive match, finishing with 55, and adding two kills and 13 digs.

 

The Lady Bucs hit the road for their next match, taking on North Carolina A&T in non-conference action Tuesday, October 10 in Greensboro, N.C.  Match time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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