CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves opened the weekend road trip with a visit to Pensacola, Fla., taking on the 15th-ranked West Florida Argonauts. UWF defended their home court, handing the Wolves a 3-0 defeat in Gulf South Conference play at the UWF Field House.
Junior outside hitter McKenna Wharton and sophomore middle Niah Bruce combined for 13 kills to lead the UWG offense on the evening. Bruce added two blocks to lead the defensive effort as well. Senior libero Anna Metzler had 12 digs in the match to lead the back line.
West Florida came out swinging in this one, opening up a 17-11 advantage early in the match, then closing out the first set with an 8-4 run to take a 1-0 lead. In the second set, the Argos built another solid lead, holding an 18-10 lead before the Wolves went on an 8-4 run to cut the advantage to four at 22-18. But West Florida matched the Wolves point-for-point and closed out the second set with a 25-20 victory.
In the third and final set, the Wolves trailed by a slim 10-9 margin early, but a 15-5 run from the Argos finished off the match with a 25-14 victory. The loss moves West Georgia to 6-5 on the year and 1-3 in Gulf South Conference play. West Florida moves to 11-4 on the year and 3-1 against conference competition.
West Georgia will be on the road on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Auburn-Montgomery Warhawksin more GSC action. First serve is set for 3 p.m.