Wolfpack Drops Road Match to Mountaineers, 3-1
Sept. 3, 2002
Boone, N.C. - Three Mountaineers finished with double-figure kills to lead Appalachian State to a 3-1 victory over NC State in college volleyball action Tuesday night at Holmes Convocation Center. Appalachian State, which won by scores of 30-22, 30-18, 17-30, and 34-32 moved to 5-0, while the Wolfpack fell to 0-5 to begin the 2002 season.
Taking game three after dropping the first two, the Wolfpack remained strong and battled back from an 8-1 deficit in game four. Back-and-forth the two teams went, as there were seven lead changes toward the end of the game. NC State managed to take a 27-25 lead, but the Mountaineers came back to tie the game at 30-30. The Wolfpack would again have the odds in its favor after a service error by ASU, but a call on Maya Mapp for touching the net would bring the game back into a tie. There would be one more tie at 32 apiece, but then the Mountaineers took control for the last two points of the game and what would be the match.
Katherine Dean led ASU's attack offensively, tallying 16 kills, while setter Amber Mangrum racked up 46 assists. Also, Chrissy Finch and Stefanie Panzer each recorded 10 kills on the night to help boost the Mountaineers.
Freshman Amy Cochran continued her standout play thus far in the season, registering 12 kills and 16 digs for the Wolfpack. Teammate Sarah Ensminger added nine kills, while Caroline Frede led the team in digs with 19.
The Wolfpack will look to grab its first win of the year when it returns to action Friday and Saturday, September 6-7, at Reynolds Coliseum in the Outback Steakhouse Classic. Action begins on Friday at 4:30 p.m. when Charlotte takes on Wichita State. NC State and Kentucky will follow at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, Charlotte will play Kentucky at 10 a.m., followed by NC State vs. Wichita State at 12:30 p.m., Kentucky vs. Wichita State at 4:30 p.m., and NC State vs. Charlotte at 7 p.m.