|Mountaineers Down Presbyterian, 3-2|
|Written by Jennifer Clark|
|Wednesday, 04 September 2013 07:51|
Appalachian State University volleyball won a five-set thriller to defeat Presbyterian College on Tuesday
evening at the Templeton Center.
The Mountaineers (4-0) rallied from a 2-1 deficit to tie the match with a dominant fourth-set effort. Appalachian seized the momentum from the Blue Hose (1-4) en route to a 25-21m 28-30, 18-25, 25-16, 15-12 victory.
Both teams would need extra points in the second set, but Presbyterian managed to edge a 30-28 win. Appalachian held a four-point lead (23-19) but costly errors put the Blue Hose back in position to win the set and tie the match at one all.
Presbyterian used its momentum from the second set to pull out a 25-18 third set victory. Appalachian took the lead at 12-11 but Presbyterian used two four-point runs to push ahead of the match, 2-1.
Two kills from Emily Corrigan (John’s Creek, Ga./Chattahoochee) won the match for Appalachian (15-12) as the Mountaineers raced out to a 8-2 lead and did not look back. The Blue Hose were able to pull the match within three (13-11) but Corrigan would nail the final two points Appalachian needed.
Academy) set a career-high in assists with 58 while Meghan Mahoney (Leawood, Kan./Blue Valley) had a team-high in digs with 18.
The Mountaineers had 20 errors on 162 total attacks, while forcing Presbyterian into recording 23 errors on 163 attacks. The Apps hit .290 for the match while the Blue Hose hit .245. Appalachian will continue its road swing at the NC State Tournament in Raleigh on Sept. 6 and 7, where the Apps will face NC State, Towson and Binghamton.
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