Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:16

App State Volleyball Swept by ETSU

Emma Longley had 11 kills in pacing the Mountaineers Emma Longley had 11 kills in pacing the Mountaineers Appalachian State Athletics

Appalachian State volleyball suffered a 25-11, 25-15, 25-20 setback at East Tennessee State on Tuesday evening.

Emma Longley paced the Mountaineers (6-4) with a team-high 11 kills and six digs. Victoria Wilform added a career-best eight kills.

Jana Owens dished out a career-high 17 assists and added a career-best five digs. Grace Kinsch recorded a new career-high in digs with 11.

The Buccaneers (9-2) broke a 3-3 tie in the first set with four straight points. ETSU would use a 7-0 run later in the set to pull away and take the opening frame 25-11.

In Set 2, the Black and Gold jumped out to a 5-3 lead on a kill by Wilform. With the score knotted at 9-9, ETSU scored six consecutive points to open a 15-9 edge. The Buccaneers captured the second set 25-15.

In the third set, App State found themselves down 21-12 late in the frame. The Black and Gold countered with six of the next seven points to trim the ETSU lead to 22-18. The Buccaneers would expand their lead back to six points and a kill by Abbie Trantham gave East Tennessee State the set 25-20 to clinch the match.

The Mountaineers will be back at it on Thursday and Friday in Greenville, S.C. with a pair of contests. On Thursday, the Black and Gold will take on Furman at 7:30 p.m., followed by a meeting with Winthrop in Greenville on Friday at noon.

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