CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves pressed 19th-ranked West Florida to the hilt in three-straight sets on Tuesday evening at The Coliseum, but in the end, the Argos proved to be too much in a 3-0 Gulf South Conference victory.
For much of the night, the Wolves played shot-for-shot with the Argos. The match started, however, with a 7-2 run from West Florida. West Georgia responded with a 9-2 run and a kill from sophomore Aisha Ambrose put the Wolves ahead 11-9. West Florida pulled away late in the first set, handing the Wolves a 25-20 loss and taking a 1-0 lead in the match.
In the second set, the two teams battled back-and-forth through the first 10 points, then Emilee Harris stepped to serve for the Wolves. With the freshman on serve, West Georgia scored seven-straight points, including three aces from Harris to take a 17-10 lead in the set. The Argos battled back, tying the set again at 24-24 after West Georgia had two set points with a 24-22 lead. The battle continued until West Florida scored twice to take a 29-27 victory and a 2-0 lead in the match.
The third set turned out to be a mirror image of the first, as the Argos took a 25-21 victory to win the match. Ambrose led West Georgia with a career-high 13 kills in the match, hitting at a .579 clip with only two hitting errors. McKenna Wharton added 10 kills for the cause as well. Senior Anna Metzler was solid on the back line with 15 digs while Niah Bruce had seven blocks on the front line.
West Georgia will take on Valdosta State on the road this weekend before returning home for the final match of the season in The Coliseum next Tuesday at 7 p.m.