JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2015) – The ETSU volleyball team earned its second consecutive win Wednesday with a 3-0 victory over UNCG (25-21, 25-14, 25-22). With the win, the Bucs improve their record to 11-5 overall and 2-1 in conference play.
Briana Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) led the Bucs with 16 kills on 30 attempts with a single attack error for a .500 hitting percentage. The .500 hitting percentage ties the highest mark by an ETSU player this season. Senior Khadijah Wiley (Columbus, Ga.) hit .500 as well in a 3-1 victory over The Citadel last Saturday.
The Buccaneers scored the first point of the opening frame with a kill from Allmon and they never looked back as they never trailed en route to a 25-21 set victory. Allmon paced ETSU with five kills to go along with four digs in the set.
UNCG struggled offensively in the second set hitting a match-low .000 with just five kills in 30 attempts. The Bucs defense totaled 19 digs and four blocks in the frame to increase their lead 2-0 with a 25-14 victory. Freshman Hailey Aguilar (Oswego, Ill.) led ETSU’s defensive effort in the second with six digs, while Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) and Allmon chipped in four digs a piece.
The Spartans jumped on the Buccaneers out of the break getting out to a 15-9 lead, but after a timeout by Head Coach Lindsey Devine, the team took off scoring 16 of the next 23 points to finish off the match, 25-22. ETSU’s comeback in the third was collective effort as five different players notched a point during the run and three notched at least two, including freshman AJ Lux (Shelbyville, Ind.) who scored the last two points on kills.