CARROLLTON, Ga. - For just the third time this season, four different players had double-digit kills and Madi Fleming continued her outstanding play at setter on Tuesday night in Montgomery, Alabama, as the West Georgia Wolves rebounded for a 3-1 victory over Auburn-Montgomery.
McKenna Wharton (15), Tierra White (14), Anjelina White (13), and Carrington Terrell (11) each had double-digit kills in the four-set match to lead the UWG offensive. Fleming tied for her second-most assists of the season with 56 to lead the Wolves to a .211 hitting percentage on the evening. The senior from Columbus also surpassed 1,000 assists for the season, becoming just the 11th setter in school history to accomplish that feat. On the back line, Kaylyn Buchanan led the way with 23 digs on the night.
First Set - Warhawks 27, Wolves 25
The Wolves came out strong against AUM, taking a 7-3 lead early and then winning the race to 10 with a 10-6 advantage. AUM came right back, though, going on a 10-4 run to take a 16-14 lead that forced a timeout from head coach Jon Moseley. The Wolves began to claw back, tying the match after AUM was won set point at 24-24. AUM responded with a 3-1 run to take a 27-25 victory and the first set.
Second Set - Wolves 25, Warhawks 19
In the second set, the two teams came out battling in a back-and-forth affair, with the Wolves taking the first two-point lead of the set at 10-8. The Wolves took that advantage and used it, building their lead to four points at 18-14, forcing a timeout from the Warhawks. West Georgia kept that momentum going and McKenna Wharton delivered on her sixth kill of the match on set point to give the Wolves the victory and tie the match.
Third Set - Wolves 27, Warhawks 25
As was the case for much of the night, the third set was a close battle between the Wolves and Warhawks. West Georgia committed 10 hitting errors in the set, but Wharton and White combined for 10 kills to power the Wolves to a 27-25 victory. UWG trailed 17-14, rallying to catch Auburn-Montgomery at 18-18, then outraced the Warhawks by a 9-7 count to the finish line to take a 2-1 lead in the match.
Fourth Set - Wolves 25, Warhawks 23
Neither team could gain more than a three-point lead until the Wolves went up by four late in the set at 21-17. Three points later, a kill from White gave the Wolves a solid 24-19 lead. AUM fought back on the arm of Nyah Whittlesey, who delivered back-to-back kills at 24-21 to make it a one-point set. Moseley called timeout to settle his team, and the Wolves responded out of the break with the match-winning kill from Anjelina Webb.
West Georgia will finish out the regular season at home this weekend, taking on Mississippi College on Friday evening at 6 p.m. followed by a matchup with West Alabama on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. UWG Athletics will honor the three seniors on Friday evening with Senior Night 2019.