ATLANTA, Ga. – The App State volleyball group emerged victorious from a five-set battle in opposition to Georgia State in Atlanta, Ga. on Thursday, defeating the Panthers, 3-2.
“I am actually happy with this group for the depth they performed with and the arrogance within the fifth set right this moment,” mentioned head coach Sarah Rumely Noble. “It was a battle and we stayed true to who we’re throughout the match. We get higher as a group each time we play and I am excited to get to play once more tomorrow.”
The Mountaineers return to the courtroom for a day match with Georgia State on Friday at 1 p.m. Stay stats shall be out there.
App State 3, Georgia State 2
Senior McCall Denny posted a team-high 14 kills on the night time, adopted by freshman Maya Winterhoff, who tallied 11. Sophomore Lulu Ambrose led the Mountaineers in aces, serving up three, whereas senior Sarah Missroon totaled seven blocks through the match. Senior Sam Bickley posted a double-double, hitting double digits in assists (23) and digs (13). Bickley led the Mountaineers within the assists class and tied with freshman Alyssa McBean within the digs class.
The Mountaineers outpaced GSU in aces (8-5), blocks (13-9), and digs (60-55).
Down 5-1 within the first set, the Mountaineers caught as much as the Panthers, tying issues up at 7-7. Tied at 8-8, the Black and Gold went on a 4-0 scoring run that included a kill from junior Madison Baldridge and a block from Meghan Dombrowski and Missroon to place the Mountaineers up 12-8. App State constructed off its lead all through the set, main 19-16 earlier than scoring six consecutive factors to take the set, 25-16. Inside the 6-0 run, Ambrose recorded an ace, and Dombrowski and Denny made back-to-back kills.
The Mountaineers and Panthers went forwards and backwards early within the second set till App State broke a 9-9 tie, taking an 11-9 lead after back-to-back kills from Ambrose and Dombrowski. The Panthers stayed inside vary, catching as much as the Mountaineers with a 3-0 run to take the lead 15-14, earlier than the Mountaineers answered with a 3-0 run of their very own to retake the lead, 17-15. App State prolonged its result in 23-21 earlier than GSU went point-for-point, ultimately taking the set, 28-26.
Tied at one set every, App State got here out sturdy within the third set, main 4-1 after a pair of GSU errors, a kill from Dombrowski and an ace from McBean. Main 9-8, the Black and Gold posted seven unanswered factors, which included three consecutive kills from Ambrose, Denny, and Missroon, a block from the duo of Dombrowski and Missroon, a pair of aces from Ambrose, and a second kill from Missroon, to steer 16-8. The Mountaineers went on a 3-0 run, which featured a kill and an ace from Winterhoff, to increase the result in 24-17, taking the Mountaineers to match level. With a kill from Missroon, the Mountaineers secured the third set, 25-17.
Within the fourth set, App State posted a 5-3 lead earlier than GSU caught up and surpassed the Mountaineers with a 7-0 scoring run, taking the lead, 10-5. App State answered, steadily chipping away on the Panthers’ lead with a 4-0 run of its personal to return inside one. Down 11-9, App State posted three extra factors from a GSU error and back-to-back blocks from the duo of Missroon and Dombrowski, to take the lead 12-11. Georgia State managed to tie issues up at 12 all earlier than retaking the lead. App State regained the lead at 19-18, after blocks from Winterhoff/Baldridge and Baldridge/Missroon, in addition to a kill from Ambrose. The Panthers broke a 21-21 tie and, regardless of a kill from Missroon, went on a 4-0 run to take the fourth set, 25-22.
The Mountaineers took an early lead within the remaining set, incomes 4 unanswered factors to steer 4-1. GSU tried to catch up, however the Mountaineers broke a 5-5 tie with a kill from Denny and prolonged their result in 8-5 after a GSU error and kill from Baldridge. The Black and Gold went on a 4-0 run, which included a block from the duo of Missroon and Ambrose, in addition to a kill from Ambrose, to steer 12-6. A remaining kill from Denny clinched the set 15-10, and secured the match for the Mountaineers, 3-2.