Bucs successful at USC Invite

from staff reports

   COLUMBIA, S.C.-- The East Tennessee State men's tennis team advanced two singles players into Sunday's semifinals and one doubles team into the finals at the South Carolina Fall Invitational.
   ETSU's Diego Iglesias and Federico Ochoa each advanced into the semifinals in singles. Francisco Diaz reached the finals of the consolation bracket.
   Diaz had an overall great day as he teamed up with Moises Serrano to reach the final of Flight B-1.
   Action will continue on today.
   Jody Steinberger's 22 kills led the Chattanooga Lady Mocs to a 30-21, 30-28, 27-30, 30-24 victory over the East Tennessee State Lady Buccaneers Saturday a Maclellan Gym.
   The win improved Chattanooga's record to 7-15 overall and 4-8 in the SoCon, while ETSU dropped to 5-15 overall and 3-9 in the league.
   Nicole Ryan topped the Lady Bucs with 13 kills. Renee Vesey and Meghan Connolly each had 10 kills for ETSU.
   Karen Freeburg led the ETSU defense with 22 digs. Sara Scandiffio was in on six blocks for the Lady Bucs.
   ETSU will face ACC foe Wake Forest at home on Tuesday night.
One goal proved to be the difference Saturday as the Western Carolina Lady Catamounts nipped by the East Tennessee State Lady Buccaneers.
   The game winning goal came in the 57th minute when Western Carolina's Lauren Bramlett received a pass from Kelly Barker and shot the ball through the out-stretched hands of Buccaneer keeper Heather Sanden.
   With the win the Catamounts move to 7-4-2 and 4-1-2 in Southern Conference play. ETSU falls to 5-7-1 and 2-4-1 in the SoCon.
   ETSU will be back in action today at home against Chattanooga. Gametime is at 2 p.m.