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.
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.