CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves won their second-straight Gulf South Conference match on Thursday evening at The Coliseum, powering to a 3-1 victory over the Christian Brothers Buccaneers.
As has been the case for the past three matches, junior McKenna Wharton and sophomore JoJo Webb led the hitting on the night, as Wharton had her third-straight set with 19 kills. For Webb, it was the third-straight set with double-digit kills, as she put up 10 kills on the night. As a team, the Wolves hit .276 on the back of setter Madi Fleming, who had 44 assists, good for second-most for the junior this season.
The two teams were tied at 11-11 early in the first set before Webb and the UWG offense pushed ahead. The Wolves went on a 14-6 run at that point, powered by six kills in nine attempts with no errors from Webb. The set concluded with West Georgia on top 25-17. In the second set, West Georgia jumped out to a 9-4 lead, then continued to push and take a 20-10 advantage. Head coach Jon Moseley then called off the onslaught, winning the third set 25-18 to move to 2-0 in the match.
The Bucs kept things close until midway through the third set, then CBU took their first significant lead of the match, building out to 19-14 lead, then closing out the set with a 25-18 victory to make it 2-1 in the match. The Wolves wasted little time in the fourth set, however, jumping out to an 8-3 advantage, then winning the match with a 25-18 victory.
The win moves West Georgia to 9-6 on the season and 4-4 in Gulf South Conference play, while CBU falls to 8-12 on the year and 2-6 against league opponents. The Wolves will be back in action at The Coliseum on Friday evening, taking on the Union Bulldogs at 6 p.m.