CARROLLTON, Ga. - Head coach Jon Moseley produced another first for West Georgia volleyball on Friday, as for the first time in the history of the South Region Crossover between the Gulf South Conference and the Sunshine State Conference, the West Georgia Wolves won, taking down Nova Southeastern in the first match of the day. The Wolves split the day, falling 3-0 to Saint Leo in the evening session at the Orlando Sports Center in Orlando, Fla.
The day began with Anjelina Webb and Aisha Ambrose combining for 27 kills in the Wolves' 3-1 victory over the Sharks. Webb had a personal season-high 17 kills in the match, while Ambrose added 10 for the cause. As a team, the Wolves had a hitting percentage of .162 in the match, led by junior setter Madi Fleming and her 44 assists. Three players had double-digit digs against Nova Southeastern, led by senior libero Anna Metzler with 22. Fleming checked in with 17 digs and Kaylyn Buchanan had 15 to add to the total.
Ambrose and Niah Bruce each had two solo blocks in the match, while Bruce led the way overall, adding five block assists.
The Wolves and Sharks opened the match with a very competitive first set, but West Georgia gained the first upper hand with a 25-23 victory. That didn't stay for long, as Nova Southeastern came back in the second set, hitting .239 in the frame and reversing the tale with a 25-23 victory to tie the match at 1-1. West Georgia was on fire in the third set, hitting .278 as a team and handing the Sharks a 25-11 loss to take a 2-1 lead in the match.
In the fourth set, West Georgia led 24-22 before the Sharks scored back-to-back points to tie the set at 24-24. The Wolves picked up a point, then Nova tied it again at 25 before West Georgia delivered on the final two points to take the set and a 3-1 victory.
Later in the evening, the Wolves faced Saint Leo in the second match of the day, falling in straight sets to the Lions. Saint Leo took the first set 25-19, then won the second by a 25-16 score. In the third and final set, the Lions won 25-14.
With the 1-1 day in Orlando, the Wolves move to 11-9 overall on the season. West Georgia will play a single match on Saturday, taking on Florida Southern at 2:30 p.m.