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Originally published: 2013-11-02 10:34:46
Last modified: 2013-11-02 10:35:31

ASU volleyball team sweeps Elon

by Staff Reports

ELON -- Appalachian State's volleyball team continued its winning streak on Friday night by beating Elon 25-20, 25-23 and 25-12.

The first set would begin with a tied score at six before the Mountaineers (15-10, 6-5 SoCon) scored four straight points to pull ahead. The Mountaineers would not give up the lead, winning the first by a comfortable margin 25-20.

The Phoenix (15-12, 6-5) would get the early 5-3 lead in the second set before Appalachian would tie the score at 10-10. The Mountaineers began to pull away, winning the second 22-18 with a timeout for Elon.

The Phoenix returned from the break to score three straight points and tie the score 23-23. It would not be enough, as the Mountaineers scored the next two points to take the second set 25-23.

Despite scoring the first point of the third set, the Phoenix would fall behind quickly 7-4. The Mountaineers continued to find points, leading the set 16-8 and not slowing down. The Mountaineers would later score six straight points to take the third set in dominating fashion with a score of 25-12 to win the match 3-0.

Appalachian State got 15 kills from Emily Corrigan and 13 from Lindsey Sauls. Appalachian State also got 25 digs defensively from Meghan Mahoney, and setter Paige Brown dished out 38 assists.

The Mountaineers hit a dominating mark of .327, while limiting the Phoenix to hitting just .179 on the night. The Mountaineers had six total team blocks, while Elon recorded four.