CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves have waited three weeks to play on their home court, and Tuesday night, the Lee Flames spoiled that homecoming, handing the Wolves a 3-0 loss in Gulf South Conference play at The Coliseum.
"We got off to a bad start and we didn't do anything to knock Lee off the net and get them off-balance," said head coach Jon Moseley. "But it was one of those nights where we were never able to relax and play our game the way we can."
The Flames took control of the first set quickly, jumping out to a 10-5 lead early in the frame, then outscoring the Wolves 15-4 to take a 25-9 victory in the first set. Lee committed just two errors in the opening set while West Georgia had five kills with seven attack errors.
The two teams battled for the first 15 points of the second set, with West Georgia holding a slim 15-14 lead midway through the set. But Lee libero Makayla Beebe served five-straight points for the Flames, including two service aces, to take a 20-15 advantage over the Wolves. The Flames matches West Georgia shot-for-shot over the final five points, taking a 25-19 victory.
In the third and final set, Lee jumped out to a 10-4 lead before West Georgia mounted a comeback. The Wolves pulled to within three points at 19-16, but Lee closed out the match with a 6-2 run to take a 25-18 win.
Tuesday's match was the first of three this week for West Georgia, as the Wolves head on Friday to Shorter before a home match on Saturday against Valdosta State.