CARROLLTON, Ga. - After a rough start to the opening weekend on Friday, things went right early and often for the West Georgia Wolves volleyball program on Saturday afternoon as the Wolves took down Trevecca Nazarene 3-0 on the second day of the UAH Classic in Huntsville, Alabama.
Tierra White led the way again from the middle with 10 kills and just two errors for a .500 hitting percentage in the match. Senior setter Madi Fleming dished out 27 assists and added five service aces to lead the way for the Wolves.
The Wolves led from the outset in the opening set, jumping out to a 13-7 advantage early in the match and never looking back en route to a 25-14 victory. Jaylen Daffin was a terror on serve in the final five points of the set, serving the Wolves from 20-14 until the completion of the set.
In the second set, Trevecca came out firing early in the set, building an early lead, but the Wolves came roaring right back. West Georgia tied the set at 14-14, then went on an 11-7 run to take a 25-21 victory. The final set saw the Wolves jump out to a 21-7 lead, finishing off the match with a 25-14 victory.
West Georgia (1-2) will finish out the weekend at 6 p.m. this evening, taking on the Montevallo Falcons in Gulf South Conference action.
Match #2 - West Georgia 2, Montevallo 0
The Wolves and Falcons stayed close for the bulk of the first set, with neither team able to take a significant advantage. West Georgia was the first team to take it to the next level, building a 24-21 advantage. Tierra White blasted her third kill of the set and the Wolves led in the match 1-0. McKenna Wharton was extremely efficient in the first set, picking up six kills in six attempts.
West Georgia jumped out to a huge lead, opening up an 11-3 lead early in the frame. In that span, Tierra White delivered on three kills, giving her six on the day with just 11 points gone in the second quarter. The lead continued to grow, and the next stepping stone came in the second set. In that one, the Wolves made it five consecutive sets with a win, as UWG turned up the offensive pressure for a 25-13 win.
The third set started with the two teams staying close on the scoreboard, and West Georgia held a slim 12-9 lead early in the set. The Wolves pushed ahead to a 24-17 lead, giving match point on eight-straight points, if necessary. It only took five, as Tierra White blasted her 10th kill of the match to close it out at 25-21 to give the Wolves the victory.
West Georgia moves to 2-0 on the year with the victory and will be headed to Florida next week to take on the field at the Flagler Invitational.