CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves opened Gulf South Conference play with a solid victory on Tuesday evening, taking down the Lee Flames in straight sets for a 3-0 victory.
Set 1 - Wolves 25, Flames 19
Freshman middle hitter Tierra White made a grand entrance to Gulf South Conference play, powering the Wolves to an early 15-8 advantage. The Wolves continued the hot offense early, building a 21-13 lead before Lee reeled off three straight points to cut the advantage to 21-16. The two teams went back-and-forth over the final few points and a block from Carrington Terrell and Hannah Flack gave the Wolves the victory. Terrell had five blocks in the first set and White had five kills to lead the UWG effort.
Set 2 - Wolves 25, Flames 20
The second set opened with the two teams going back-and-forth for the first 10 points. With Lee leading 10-9, Madi Fleming stepped to the serving line and promptly served the Wolves to a 5-0 run and a 14-10 lead in the set. The Wolves continued to set the pace of the match, eventually finishing off the set at 25-20.
Set 3 - Wolves 25, Flames 20
Lee came out firing on all cylinders in the third set, and it looked as if the Flames might cut into the UWG lead early. LU took a 14-10 lead, but the Wolves powered back, cutting the advantage to 18-16 before going on a 6-0 run to take a 22-18 lead in the set. Autumn Burnette finished the match with an ace, giving the Wolves their first win in GSC play.
The Wolves were solid on both sides of the net in the match, hitting .333 as a team and picking up 12 team blocks. As a team, the Wolves produced five aces and committed just six hitting errors in the match. The Wolves were previously winless in three road matches while the Flames came into the match with a 5-1 home record. On the year, the Wolves move to 5-6 overall and 1-0 in GSC play while the Flames fall to 6-5 overall and 0-1 against league competition.
Kills - Tierra White, 12
Assists - Madi Fleming, 29
Blocks - Carrington Terrell, 6
Digs - Emilee Harris, 12
Aces - Hannah Flack, 2
West Georgia returns home on Thursday evening to take on the Shorter Hawks at The Coliseum. The Wolves and Hawks will take the floor at 7 p.m.