CARROLLTON, Ga. - The West Georgia Wolves swept a Gulf South Conference match for the third time this week on Saturday afternoon, with the Wolves taking a 3-0 victory over the Valdosta State Blazers on the road.
The win is the fourth consecutive against a Gulf South Conference opponent and the third-straight in league play, as the Wolves beat Montevallo in non-conference action earlier this season. West Georgia has won three consecutive GSC matches only twice in school history, accomplishing that feat in 2007 and in 2013.
Set 1 - Wolves 25, Blazers 17
West Georgia and Valdosta State were back-and-forth for the first seven points before the Wolves reeled off three straight to take a 10-7 lead. That push continued, as UWG extended the lead to 18-13, and Madi Fleming was distributing nicely early in the match, as McKenna Wharton, Tierra White, and Hannah Flack each had three kills at that point in the set. The Wolves ran off seven of the final 11 points of the set to take a 25-17 victory and a 1-0 lead in the match. Fleming had 11 assists and White five kills in the opening frame.
Set 2 - Wolves 25, Blazers 17
The momentum from the opening set continued early in the second game, as the Wolves came out firing with a 5-1 early lead. JoJo Webb had back-to-back kills to push West Georgia to that fifth point, forcing VSU to call a timeout. The Wolves extended the lead midway through the set, leading 15-8 after an ace from senior Autumn Burnette and back-to-back points from White. That was where things would stay for the majority of the rest of the match, as a block from Tierra White and McKenna Wharton ended the second set with the Wolves winning 25-17.
Set 3 - Wolves 25, Blazers 19
The third set opened in a similar fashion to the first two, as the Wolves jumped out to a 4-0 lead to start the frame. West Georgia continued to push, again taking a 12-7 lead near the midpoint of the set. Valdosta State cut into the lead with a 6-4 run, forcing Moseley to call a timeout and resettle the team. The timeout worked, as West Georgia fired right back, finishing off the match at 25-19.
West Georgia moves to 7-6 on the year thus far and 3-0 in Gulf South Conference competition. The Blazers fall to 10-6 on the year and 2-1 in league play. West Georgia will be back in action on Tuesday evening, taking on Augusta at The Coliseum with a 6 p.m. start.