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Lady Bisons take ETSU to the limit in 3-2 match

Friday, September 28, 2007

Sept. 28, 2007

Final Stats

The Lady Bisons don't have much time to dwell on the past.

The future is facing them Saturday when USC Upstate, one of two new members in the Atlantic Sun Conference, makes its first visit to Allen Arena for a 3 p.m. match. This is the third in a six-match home stand for the Lady Bisons.

Friday night they lost a 3-2 heartbreaker to A-Sun foe ETSU at Allen Arena.

After taking a 30-22 win in game one the Lady Bisons lost game two 30-26 and game three 30-25. In game four the Lady Bisons made a dramatic comeback, overcoming a 22-15 deficit to take a 30-28 win. Game five came down to the wire with both teams swapping points until ETSU put the game away 15-13.

In game four the Lady Bisons capitalized on attack errors by ETSU and kills by Sarah Snider and Jessica Enderle to cut the ETSU to 26-24. ETSU rallied to take a 28-24 advantage. Libero Ann Mullins was credited with the last five points for the Lady Bisons on the way to the win.

In game five neither team led by more than two points. With the score tied 13-13 back-to-back kills by ETSU's Britney Loomis iced the win.

Lady Bisons outside hitter Sarah Snider made a match-high 24 kills, her 10th match high of the season. Freshman middle blocker Alex Kelly added a season-and-career high 18 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. Senior middle blocker Alex Scruggs made 12 kills.

Defensively, Ann Mullins made a team-leading 31 digs. Freshman setter Stefine Pease made 14 followed by Snider with 13 and junior defensive specialist Jessica Turner with 10.

Kaena Apana posted a match-high 42 digs. Amanda Youell made 14 .Marissa Mortensen and Loomis each had 13.

Desiree Dyck made a team-leading 21 digs. Callie Kiselich was credited with 13 and Michelle Mislan added 11.

The Lady Bisons are 6-9, 0-2 in the A-Sun. ETSU is 11-8, 3-0 in the conference.