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App State Volleyball Swept By 15th Ranked Coastal Carolina
Lexi Kohut had nine kills in the match on Thursday.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Volleyball Swept by 15th Ranked Coastal Carolina

App State volleyball dropped a 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-18) contest at Sun Belt East Division leader and No. 15-ranked Coastal Carolina on Thursday.

Lexi Kohut paced the App State (1-11, 1-11 SBC) offense with a team-high 12 kills on a .263 hitting percentage. Kara Spicer added five kills for the Mountaineers.

Emma Reilly recorded a team-best nine digs and Sophie Cain dished out 19 assists, while adding three digs.

In the first set, App State used a kill from Kohut to pull within a point at 6-5. The Chanticleers (15-0, 15-0 SBC) came right back with a 6-1 run and closed the set on an 11-1 spurt to take the opening frame 25-9.

In Set 2, the Mountaineers used a Spicer kill to jump in front 4-2 early on. The Chanticleers used a 3-0 run later in the set to take a 10-9 lead, only to see the Black and Gold get kills from Sarah Missroon and Grace Morrison to take an 11-10 lead. Another kill from Spicer later in the frame broke a 14-14 deadlock and gave the Black and Gold a 15-14 lead. Coastal Carolina answered with three straight points to take a 17-15 edge. The Mountaineers pulled within a point three more times in the set, but could get no closer as the Chanticleers took a 2-0 lead with a 25-22 victory.

Coastal Carolina used an early 4-0 run in the third set to jump out to a 6-2 lead, only to see App State answer with three straight points to pull within a point at 6-5. A kill by Kohut brought the Mountaineers within 10-9, but the Chanticleers answered with a 4-1 run to open a 14-11 advantage. App State pulled within two, but Coastal Carolina used runs of 3-0 and 4-0 to pull away for a 25-18 set victory to clinch the match.

Anett Nemeth recorded a match-high 16 kills for the Chanticleers.

The two teams will conclude their brief two-match series on Friday at 1 p.m.