Courtesy: Dale Rutemeyer/GoMocs.com
Junior tallied 11 kills against the Spartans.
Chattanooga (5-22, 3-9 SoCon)
UNCG (14-14, 6-6 SoCon)
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga volleyball team earned a 23-21 lead in the first set before UNCG came from behind to win, 26-24. The shift in the momentum was too much for the Mocs to overcome on the road at Fleming Gym as the Spartans captured the match in straight sets, 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-15).
Sophomore setter Bridget Camacho (Cumming, Ga.) totaled 21 digs in the match against UNCG (15-14, 7-6 SoCon) and contributed eight digs and three kills.
The back row for the Mocs was led by freshman libero Melissa Green (Boca Raton, Fla.) with 17 digs.
Tallying a match-high 12 kills for UNCG was Karrian Chambers, who came one dig short of a double-double. Ariel Newman registered 11 kills without a mistake, while Ari Lysacek notched 21 assists and Kellie Orewiler posted a match-leading 23 digs.
The match was even at seven-all early in the first set and Kuroski took the service line as the Mocs rallied to a 13-7 lead aided by a kill from Kuroski and block by Parman and Christie. UNCG responded to come within two at 14-12 forcing a Chattanooga timeout, and eventually tied it at 14 before a sideout.
A kill by Camacho, service ace from Parman and block by Teter and Camacho stretched the advantage to 20-16, but the Spartans continued to fight back to within one, 21-20. Kuroski put Chattanooga up 23-21 late in the frame with a kill before UNCG used a 5-1 rally that included three kills and two blocks to close it out, 26-24.
With the Mocs down early in the second set, 10-8, UNCG scored on seven of the next eight points to take command of the frame. The Spartans cruised to a 25-20 set victory as the closest Chattanooga would come was four.
During the third set, both teams fought through the first nine points before UNCG rallied to a 17-5 advantage and eventually ended the match with a 25-15 victory.
Chattanooga returns to action on Saturday at Elon with the first serve of the match set for 7 p.m. Fans can follow all the action live with stats and video links available on the volleyball schedule page of GoMocs.com.