CARROLLTON, Ga. - For the 16th time in the 2019-20 season, the West Georgia Wolves were on the winning end of a volleyball match, as the Wolves took down Valdosta State on Saturday afternoon at The Coliseum by a 3-1 count.
Freshman Tierra White delivered 19 kills in the match to lead the Wolves at the net while senior setter Madi Fleming dished out 42 assists int eh four-set match. West Georgia was solid in the serving game, picking up nine aces on the day, including three from McKenna Wharton and Autumn Burnette.
West Georgia opened the match on fire, taking a quick 7-1 lead with Fleming and Wharton dominating the Blazers on the serve early in the match. The Wolves' lead continued to grow, as UWG finished off a 25-16 victory to take a 1-0 lead in the match. But Valdosta State responded well in the second set, as the two teams battled back-and-forth throughout a set that featured three lead changes and 17 ties. In the end, the Blazers took a 25-23 victory to tie the match.
In the third set, the Wolves rebounded well, committing just one error in the set while hitting .342 en route to a 25-15 victory to take a 2-1 lead in the match. The block game brought the Wolves back to the lead, as the team had 14 blocks in the contest. Carrington Terrell led the game with seven blocks while White had six blocks and Autumn Burnette had five.
In the final set, the two teams battled to the very end, as West Georgia led 23-21 late in the set. Valdosta State came roaring back with three consecutive points to take a 24-23 lead to have set point for a chance to send the match to a fifth set. The Wolves responded with three points in a row to take the set and the match.
West Georgia will be back in action on Tuesday, taking on the Auburn-Montgomery Warhawks in more Gulf South Conference action on the road.