|Mountaineers Fall in Five-Sets to Bulldogs|
|Written by Kelsey Campbell|
|Saturday, 05 October 2013 23:41|
Appalachian State University volleyball got the win in a five game match on Saturday night against SoCon opponent Samford.
Despite getting the quick lead, Appalachian fell behind and dropped the first set. After tying at 7, Samford (11-8, 2-2 SoCon) pulled ahead for good and took the set with a final score of 25-21.
The Mountaineers (10-8, 1-3) fell behind immediatley in the second set with the Bulldogs pulling ahead 10-2. Appalachian would not be able to find the lead for the rest of the set as Samford took the second 25-17.
Appalachian found its way in the third, getting a 16-7 lead and never giving it up. The Mountaineers won the set 25-16.
The fourth set proved to be a fight as the score was tied 10 different times. With the score tied at 16, Appalachian found the lead for the rest of the set, taking the fourth 25-18 and tying up the match 2-2.
The Mountaineers were able to maintain an early lead in the fifth set, before the Bulldogs tied the score at 12 and pulled ahead to win 15-13 and take the match 3-2.
Emily Corrigan recorded a stellar performance for the Apps, notching a match-high and the second most kills of her career with 27. She also led the team in digs, tallying 17 on the match.
Paige Brown recorded a match-high and career high in assists with 62. Michaela Reesor led Samford in kills with 19, while Chelsi Carter recorded a match-high 28 digs for the Bulldogs.
The Mountaineers got the edge in attack percentage, hitting .269, while the Bulldogs hit .259.
Appalachian will return to action in the High Country when they take on Furman on Oct. 11.
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