The Presbyterian College dropped a 3-0 decision to Appalachian State Tuesday night in a non-conference match-up in Boone, N.C.  The Mountaineers took the three sets by scores of 25-20, 25-16, and 25-23.

PC moves to 3-5 overall on the young season, while ASU improves to 8-0.  The Blue Hose head up to Hampton, Va., to play in the Tiny Laster Classic in Hampton, Va.  PC faces Georgetown and Hampton on Sept. 13th at 10 a.m., and 6 p.m., respectively.

Rachel Hall paced the team with eight kills, with Rachel Elshoff adding five.  PC recorded 26 kills, 25 assists and 47 digs in the loss.

Emily Corrigan posted 25 kills and had just five errors for a .364 hitting percentage.  The team recorded 47 kills and 20 errors for a .223 hitting percentage.

PC found itself down 13-20 in the first set before rallying with a 6-1 run, highlighted by two kills from Elshoff, to cut the margin to two, 19-21.  ASU collected the next three of four points, two coming from Corrigan, to reach set point.  A PC attack error the next play doomed the Blue Hose to the 20-25 first set loss.

The Mountaineers raced out to a 7-2 lead in the second set off before PC used three kills by Hall to tie it up at 9-9,even taking the 10-9 lead off an ASU error.  The Mountaineers and Blue Hose went back and forth the next several points and found themselves tied at 14-14.  Corrigan added four kills, while Jess Keller recorded two as ASU stormed ahead in an 11-2 run for the 25-16 second set win.

Frank put PC up, 1-0, in the third set before the Mountaineers rattled off six straight to make it 6-2 before an Elshoff kill ended the drought.  ASU continued to extend its margin, leading by as much as 10, 20-10, before six ASU errors, two coming off Kelly Berryman blocks, and a Hall kill, made it a two-point set.  Both teams traded points before the Mountaineers earned set and match point at 24-22.  An ASU error cut the margin to one, but Corrigan and Lauren Gray connected on a block assist the next play to give the Mountaineers the third set and match win.