Volleyball Swept by Appalachian State

Courtesy: Dana James
Senior Bailee Chastain recorded 16 assists for the Lady Mocs.
Chattanooga at Appalachian State
Nov. 6, 2010
Boone, N.C. (Homes Center)
Team 1 2 3 Score
Chattanooga 15
Appalachian State
Chattanooga (10-20 (5-9 SoCon))
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Meagan Ernd 5-0-2; Courtney Barnes 4-0-4; Heather Parman 3-0-0; Christina Teter 3-0-2; Jennifer Kuroski 3-0-1; Jessica Scott 2-0-0; Bailee Chastain 1-0-0; Ellie Kuhn 1-0-2; Kirsten Beasley 0-1-0; Totals 22-1-6.0.
(Assists) - Bailee Chastain 16.
(Dig leaders) - Paula Passmore 11; Jessica Scott 6

Appalachian St. (17-9 (8-5 SoCon))
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Alison Blasingame 12-0-4; Maggie Seeds 11-0-3; Anna Wagner 9-1-1; Caroline Sedon 7-2-2; Meghann Forshey 5-0-2; Lauren Swecker 3-0-0; Kasey Sauls 0-1-0; Totals 47-4-7.0.
(Assists) - Kasey Sauls 28; Lauren Brown 12.
(Dig leaders) - Courtney Rhein 15; Anna Wagner 8

BOONE, N.C. – The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team dropped its match at the Holmes Center against Appalachian State, 3-0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-18), on Saturday night. Senior setter Bailee Chastain (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) paced the offense with 16 assists.

Chattanooga fell to 10-20 on the season and 5-9 in the Southern Conference, while Appalachian State improved to 17-9 and 8-5 in the SoCon. Thirteen players had an opportunity as the team and head coach Lisa Rhodes searched for a lineup that would bring the Lady Mocs back into the match after dropping the first two sets..

Contributing on the attack was sophomore outside Meagan Ernd (Munster, Ind.) with five kills, senior middle blocker Courtney Barnes had four, while sophomores outside Heather Parman and right side Christina Teter (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) and freshman outside Jennifer Kuroski (Acworth, Ga.) each totaled three.

At the net, Barnes tied a match-high with four blocks, one solo, and junior middle blocker Ellie Kuhn (San Antonio, Texas), Ernd and Teter each registered two assisted blocks.

The Lady Mocs defense was not up to its typical stellar play as they totaled 27 digs and sophomore libero Paula Passmore (Merritt Island, Fla.) led the team with 11. Scott added six more for Chattanooga.

For the match, Chattanooga totaled 22 kills and had a hard time finding its rhythm as the Mountaineers started and finished strong notching atleast 15 kills in each set. The Lady Mocs did force Appalachian State into a match-high 19 errors.

In the first set, Appalachian State had a slight 9-7 advantage before it went on a five-point run. The home team would go on to close out the set, 25-15.

The second stanza was similar to the first as the Mountaineers held a 9-8 advantage before a 10-2 run put them in the lead for good. They took a 2-0 lead into the intermission, 25-14.

Appalachian State came out of the intermission firing and took a 7-3 advantage. Then, Chattanooga showed a little resilience battling back to within one at 9-8 on a kill by Scott. The Lady Mocs would tie the match at 11 on a block by Kuhn and Kuroski.

Chattanooga took its first lead of the match, 13-12, on consecutive kills by Kuroski and Teter. The Mountaineers would respond though taking the next three rallies to force a timeout. The lead would stay at three until a five-point Appalachian State run provided match point, 24-17.

The Lady Mocs return to action on Sunday at Western Carolina with the first serve at the Ramsey Center scheduled for 3 p.m. A link to a live video webcast can be found on the volleyball schedule page. Chattanooga concludes its season with senior night on Nov. 13 against Davidson. Barnes, Chastain and Scott will be honored prior to the match with the Wildcats.

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