CARROLLTON, Ga. - The Friday night clash between a pair of undefeated teams in Gulf South Conference play did not go the way of the wolf at The Coliseum, as West Georgia fell by a 3-1 count to the West Florida Argonauts.
The loss was the first for the Wolves since September 20 at Lander, and was the first loss for West Georgia in Gulf South Conference play. Sophomore Kaylyn Buchanan had a career-high 10 kills in the match for West Georgia and Tierra White led the way with 20 kills to lead the UWG offensive in the match. Sophomore libero Emilee Harris was solid on the back line, collecting 20 digs and Madi Fleming dished out 48 assists.
The first two sets were high drama volleyball at The Coliseum, as the two teams battled to 27 in the first set and 28 in the second. West Georgia led 23-21 in the opening set, but West Florida came back, outscoring the Wolves 6-4 to take a 27-25 win and a 1-0 lead in the match. The Wolves tied up the match in the second set, winning 28-26 to make it 1-1 heading to the third set.
In the third set, West Florida jumped out to an early lead, pounding out 15 kills in the set with just three errors, hitting over .400 for the set. The Wolves struggled early in the set, but rebounded nicely late in the frame, falling 25-20. The fourth set was similar, as the Argos jumped out to a sizeable lead, and the Wolves cut the advantage to just three late at 24-21, but UWF finished off the match at 25-21.
West Georgia falls to 8-7 on the year and 3-1 in Gulf South Conference play while the Argos move to 11-5 and 4-0 against league opponents. The Wolves are one of five teams with a 3-1 record against GSC opponents this season. West Georgia will face Auburn-Montgomery on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. in a battle of 3-1 GSC teams. AUM beat Valdosta State on Friday evening by a 3-2 score in Valdosta.