Lady Mocs Cruise to Three-Set Win at Western Carolina

Senior Courtney Barnes totaled 13 kills and hit .619 against Western Carolina.
Chattanooga at Western Carolina
Nov. 7, 2010
Cullowhee, N.C. (Ramsey Center)
Team 1 2 3 Score
Chattanooga 25 25
Western Carolina
13 20
Chattanooga (11-20, 6-9 SoCon)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Courtney Barnes 13-2-3; Christina Teter 7-0-5; Meagan Ernd 6-0-0; Jennifer Kuroski 5-0-0; Ellie Kuhn 4-0-7; Heather Parman 3-0-2; Bailee Chastain 1-2-2; Andrea Johnson 0-2-0; Paula Passmore 0-3-0; Totals 39-9-10.0.
(Assists) - Bailee Chastain 37.
(Dig leaders) - Paula Passmore 17; Andrea Johnson 9

Western Carolina (6-24, 1-13 SoCon)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Amanda Chaparro 13-0-0; Paloma Alvarez 4-0-1; Rebecca Stoltz 1-0-0; Carrie Minogue 1-1-2; Abbey Scroggins 1-0-0; Leah Best 1-0-2; Kelcie Randazzo 1-1-1; Morgan Cochran 1-0-0; Brittany Lysik 0-3-0; Totals 23-5-4.0.
(Assists) - Kelcie Randazzo 18.
(Dig leaders) - Morgan Cochran 14; Kelcie Randazzo 8

CULLOWHEE, N.C. - University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior middle blocker Courtney Barnes (Franklin, Tenn.) registered 13 kills on 21 swings without a mistake for a .619 attacking percentage in the Lady Mocs, 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-14), victory against Western Carolina on Sunday at the Ramsey Center.

Fellow classmate setter Bailee Chastain (Chattanooga, Tenn.) kept the offense flowing by distributing the ball to the hitters and recording 37 assists.

Sophomores right side Christina Teter (Signal Mountain, Tenn.) and outside Meagan Ernd helped out on the attack by notching seven and six kills, respectively. With five kills, freshman outside Jennifer Kuroski (Acworth, Ga.) was another threat on the outside for Chattanooga, while sophomore middle blocker Ellie Kuhn (San Antonio, Texas) had four kills.

The Lady Mocs defense showed up in full force compiling 10 blocks led by Kuhn with seven and Teter with five. Sophomore libero Paula Passmore (Merritt Island, Fla.) recorded a match-high 17 digs during the three-set match and freshman Andrea Johnson (Soddy Daisy, Tenn.) dug up eight attacks during her first collegiate start.

Recording nine service aces, Chattanooga set a season-high in the category led by Passmore with three, while Barnes, Johnson and Chastain each had two.

As a team, the Lady Mocs compiled a .309 hitting percentage on 39 kills with just 10 mistakes. It was the sixth match this season that Chattanooga hit atleast .300.

The Catamounts were paced by Amanda Chaparro with 13 kills and Paloma Alvarez with four, while seven players registered a single tally.

With Western Carolina (6-24, 1-13 SoCon) opening a 7-4 lead to start the first set, Chattanooga (11-20, 6-9 SoCon) scored nine-straight points to turn the frame in its favor capped by an ace by Barnes and block by Kuhn and Parman. A kill by Barnes ended an 8-2 run for the Lady Mocs to finish the set, 25-13.

To start the third set, a block by Parman and Barnes provided the Lady Mocs with a 6-1 advantage. The Catamounts would battle back to tie it at six-all, but Chattanooga would not surrender its lead and eventually stretch the advantage to four on a kill by Barnes, 14-10. The Lady Mocs recorded a 25-20 victory and took a 2-0 lead in the match.

Chattanooga began the third set with a 12-7 lead on a block by Teter and Kuhn. Consecutive kills by Barnes concluded an 8-2 rally and a another kill by Barnes and block by Chastain and Kuhn provided the Lady Mocs with the 25-13 victory.

On Nov. 13, UTC hosts Davidson at 6 p.m. for Senior Night at Maclellan Gym. Seniors Barnes, Chastain and Scott will be honored prior to the match against the Wildcats, which follows the Mocs football game at Finley Stadium with kickoff set for 2 p.m.

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