CARROLLTON, Ga. - The first match in The Coliseum in nearly a month did not go the way of the Wolf on Friday evening, as the Alabama Huntsville Chargers upended West Georgia in a battle near the top of the Gulf South Conference with a 3-1 result.
The Wolves and Chargers came into Friday’s match tied in the GSC standings with identical 8-1 records in league play. With the loss, West Georgia falls to 14-10 on the year and 8-2 against conference opponents. UAH moves to 18-7 overall and 9-1 in the league.
First Set - UAH 25, UWG 21
The Wolves came out hot, as freshman Tierra White had two kills in the first five points to give UWG a 5-2 early lead. The Chargers responded with a 6-1 run and never trailed again in the set. On multiple occasions, West Georgia cut the lead to one, but UAH would push the lead right back out, finishing with a 25-21 win.
Second Set - UAH 25, UWG 22
The second set opened with a see-saw battle for the first 11 points, as the two teams were tied at 11-11 and neither led by more than one before that point. UAH took the first significant lead of the seat by way of a 6-1 run to lead 17-12. The Wolves fought back, cutting the UAH lead to 22-21 before the Chargers score two consecutive points to bring up set point. West Georgia scored once more, but UAH picked up a 2-0 advantage in the match with a 25-22 win.
Third Set - UWG 25, UAH 14
The Wolves were as dominant in the third set, hitting .281 as a team while holding the Chargers to a negative hitting percentage to take a 25-14 win. Multiple players had solid hitting numbers in the set as the Wolves jumped out to an 8-3 advantage and never took their foot off the gas in a 25-14 victory.
Fourth Set - UAH 25, UWG 20
In the final set, both teams used a big run to tie the set at 15, and for the next five points, the set was neck-and-neck. UAH broke through late, delivering a 25-20 loss to end the match.
West Georgia will be back in action on Saturday evening, taking on Montevallo at 6 p.m.