Mocs Volleyball Loses Home Finale to ETSU 3-0


CHATTANOOGA — The Chattanooga Mocs volleyball team dropped a 3-0 (25-11, 25-20, 25-23) decision to Southern Conference regular season champion ETSU on Wednesday night inside Macllelan Gym.

Following the loss, Chattanooga falls to 15-15 overall and 9-6 in league play. ETSU improves to 20-7 overall and 14-1 in the SoCon, with the lone loss coming against UTC back in early October.

ETSU jumped on UTC out of the gates and rolled its way to a 25-11 win in the first set after out-attacking the home team by a .324% to .000% margin. The Bucs and Mocs played a lot tighter the rest of the way, but ultimately the league’s top team earned the sweep with 25-20 and 25-23 wins in the second and third sets.

Natalie Tyson was responsible for 11 of the team’s 37 kills and finished the match attacking at a .225% clip. Tyson added 10 digs to complete the double-double and also chipped in with a solo block.

Sydney Hall finished with five kills while Marcelle Baez-Carlo added four off the bench. Hall tied Kate Neill for a team-high in blocks with three with Neill also registering four kills on offense.

Paige Gallentine posted a match-high 19 digs with 10 coming in the third and final set. Sophia Bossong added eight digs, directed the offense with a team-high 18 assists, and recorded the team’s only ace.

Chattanooga closes out the regular season with a Saturday night matchup in Charleston, South Carolina, at The Citadel. First serve is slated for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Match coverage links will be available on the schedule page leading up to first serve.

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