The ETSU Volleyball team hosted their ninth home game of the season on Friday night against the Wofford Terriers, and once again came away with a win.
The Bucs remain undefeated in Brooks Gym, and with only two more home games left in the regular season they look to continue this run.
The Bucs defeated the Terriers 3-0. This win not only keeps the team undefeated at home, but also earns them their 13th sweep of the year; two of them now against Wofford.
Setters Kristen Favre (Plano Texas) and Alyssa Kvarta (Crown Point, Ind.) each led the team with 15 assists, putting the Bucs in solid scoring position throughout each set.
Teammate Rylee Milhorn (Kingsport, Tenn.) led the team in kills, registering 10 on the night.
“We had the advantage to stay composed and that is the identity that we want to have is that we can be composed and get back into rhythm,” said Head Coach Lindsey Devine. “I contribute that to our setters keeping us calm on the court and putting the ball into the hitters hand.”
That composure allowed the Bucs to stay on top, even in sets one and two where the scores were very close, 25-23 and 25-21 respectively. Favre led in the first set with nine straight serves to start the run, but Milhorn put away the final point.
The Bucs were not only strong offensively, but defensively as well with sophomore libero Hailey Aguilar (Oswego, Ill.) leading the team with 18 digs and accounting for five solid serves during the second set. Milhorn also added to her 10 kills, 10 digs making this game her sixth double-double of the season.
ETSU then played the No. 2 seed UNC-Greensboro Spartans away on Saturday, and the match did not fall in their favor.
This match ended the Bucs’ eight game winning streak with ETSU losing to the Spartans 3-1.
The Bucs had solid play in the first set against UNCG, winning 25-17, but in sets two and three, they were unable to come back from the initial point leads by the Spartans. In the fourth and final set, the Bucs battled but still could not come up with the last two points, losing the set 25-23.
Despite the loss, the Bucs came out with great stats, out-blocking UNCG 8-7, and senior Brianna Allmon (Flower Mound, Texas) recorded the match-high 21 kills.
After these two back to back matches, the Bucs are 9-3 in conference play and remain in first place even after the loss to UNCG. The girls will host Samford on Friday, looking to still remain perfect in Brooks Gym.