CARROLLTON, Ga. – The UWG volleyball squad lost twice on the first day of the Bellarmine Kickoff Classic on Friday morning, falling to Trevecca Nazarene by a 3-0 margin in Louisville, Ken. and losing 3-0 to host Bellarmine in the afternoon session.
Trevecca Nazarene 3, Wolves 0
The opening set of the match saw the Wolves and Trojans locked in a see-saw battle, as through the first 20 points of the match, neither team led by more than three points at any given time. Freshman hitter Anjelina Webb was on fire early in the match and had seven kills through the Wolves’ first 23 points. Late in the set, the Wolves took a 23-22 lead, but Trevecca Nazarene closed out the frame with three straight points to take a 25-23 victory.
In the second set, the story was more of the same, as the two teams battled closely for the first 15 points. At that point, West Georgia took a 17-14 lead, their largest of the match thus far, with Webb again leading the Way. Through the Wolves’ first 39 points of the match, Webb had 11 kills. Key to the Wolves success in the second set was also the play of sophomore Autumn Burnette at the net, as she had two blocks in the frame. West Georgia was on set point first, but Trevecca Nazarene powered past for a 27-25 win in the second set to take a 2-0 lead.
In the final set of the match, the Wolves jumped out to a 10-5 lead early in the frame, but Trevecca Nazarene came back to tie the set at 23-23. From there on, it was again a see-saw battle, with the Trojans coming out on top, 28-26.
Bellarmine 3, Wolves 0
In the afternoon session, Bellarmine came out swinging in the first set against West Georgia, winning 25-8 to take a 1-0 lead. In the second set, the Wolves played closer, but the Knights won 25-18 to move to 2-0 in the match. The third and final set saw UWG fall bya 25-14 score to fall to 1-5 on the young season.
Webb led the UWG offensive effort with nine kills against Bellarmine, giving her 28 total kills on the day after a 19-kill effort in the Trevecca Nazarene match. West Georgia had four blocks in the match, with freshman Aisha Ambrose delivering on three blocks in the match.
West Georgia will return to the floor at Knights Hall on Saturday morning at 9 a.m., taking on Arkansas Fort-Smith in the first match of the day. The weekend will conclude for the Wolves at 4:30 on Saturday afternoon, as UWG closes out the tournament against Tiffin.