CARROLLTON, Ga. - Nine matches remain in the 2019 season for the West Georgia Wolves in the 2019 regular season, beginning with a pair of huge matches this weekend on the road. First up is a trip to Jackson, Tenn. to take on Union on Friday evening followed by a Saturday matchup with the Christian Brothers Buccaneers in Memphis, Tenn.
First serve for the Wolves against Union on Friday is set for 8:00 p.m., with Saturday's matchup set for 4 p.m.
West Georgia comes into the weekend with a 12-9 record overall after a 1-2 weekend at the South Region Crossover in Birmingham, Ala. The Wolves are locked in a three-way tie with Alabama Huntsville and Union, with each team sporting a 6-1 Gulf South Conference record. The Wolves’ six conference victories is tied for the fifth-most in school history.
Union enters the weekend with a 14-8 record overall on the year and a 6-1 record in Gulf South Conference play, tied with West Georgia and Alabama Huntsville. The Bulldogs had one of the more successful weekends from the GSC at the South Region Crossover, besting Nova Southeastern (3-2) and Barry (3-0). The Bulldogs lost to Embry-Riddle by a 3-1 count.
Christian Brothers comes into the weekend with a 5-18 record on the year and a 2-5 mark against GSC opponents. The Bucs were 1-2 this past weekend with a five-set win over Rollins before losing to Florida Tech and Florida Southern, each by a score of 3-0.
Freshman middle hitter Tierra White won Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week three times before the crossover. After a solid weekend in Birmingham, White was named Freshman of the Week for the fourth time this season. But that wasn’t all, as she was named as both the Freshman of the Week and the Offensive Player of the Week for her performance against the Sunshine State Conference last weekend.
Three different Wolves are leading the Gulf South Conference in one category heading into this Tennessee weekend. White is one of the top hitters in the nation, leading the GSC with a .379 percentage. Senior setter Madi Fleming leads the GSC in assists with 9.59 per set, and senior outside hitter McKenna Wharton leads the conference with 41.