JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — East Tennessee State’s Megan Devine broke the all-time Atlantic Sun Conference volleyball kills record Saturday in a comeback win for the Lady Bucs over North Florida.
The former Dobyns-Bennett star finished the day with 21 kills and 14 digs, marking her 64th double-double and giving her 1,761 kills for her career.
Lipscomb’s Alex Kelly held the previous mark that she compiled from 2007 to 2010.
“Breaking the record is a team accomplishment and I couldn’t achieve this mark without my teammates,” Devine said. “I want to thank the defense behind me and the setters, because they were the ones who put the ball in my hands and gave me an opportunity to get the kills..”
Devine wasn’t the only ETSU player to reach a milestone on Saturday as junior libero Katie Muey recorded her 1,000th career dig, finishing with 17 on the night.
With their backs against the wall, the Bucs won the final three sets to rally past North Florida 20-25, 23-25, 25-18, 25-12, 15-13.
Junior Jamie Rutledge joined Devine with a double-double, tallying a career-high 65 assists and posting 10 digs. Meredith Hardy finished with 12 kills and six blocks, Ivey Rice added 13 kills and eight digs, and Khadijah Wiley had nine kills and a career high nine blocks.
ETSU (14-7, 8-1) remained in a tie for first place in the A-Sun with Jacksonville, which handed the Lady Bucs their first conference loss on Friday.
After playing 18 of its first 21 matches on the road, ETSU will play seven of its final nine at home, beginning Tuesday when the Bucs host Mercer at 6 p.m. at Brooks Gym.