CARROLLTON, Ga. - On Labor Day, the West Georgia Wolves will have seven matches in the books for the 2018 season already, as this weekend head coach Jon Moseley and his squad head to Due West, South Carolina, to take on four teams in the field at the Erskine Fleet Classic Tournament.
The Wolves enter the second weekend of the regular season with a 2-1 record on the year, beating Lemoyne-Owen and Alabama Huntsville last weekend before ending the UAH Classic with a 3-2 loss to Ouachita Baptist. This weekend, the Wolves will open up on Friday morning with an 11 a.m. battle against North Greenville, then battle with Lander at 3 p.m. On Saturday, the day starts early with a 9 a.m. matchup with Francis Marion, then ends with a 5 p.m match with host Erskine.
HARRIS RISES TO THE OCCASION
Freshman Emilee Harris was solid for the Wolves last weekend, earning a nod as a nominee for Gulf South Conference Freshman of the Week. She hit .348 with only five errors while delivering on 2.64 kills and 2.18 digs per set, and was also outstanding in the passing game. Harris received 44 serves and was aced just once, producing a reception percentage of .977. She added five aces as well with just one serving error in her first weekend of collegiate volleyball, giving Moseley and his staff a solid freshman punch in the lineup.
FLEMING SETS PERSONAL MARK
Junior setter Madi Fleming has been the regular starter at setter essentially since she stepped on campus at West Georgia. Last weekend, she stepped up to the plate as the lone setter in the rotation, and did not disappoint. Fleming averaged just under eight assists per set on the weekend, including a 49-assist effort against Ouachita Baptist. She led the team to a .242 hitting percentage as well, making the OBU match one of the best in her career at UWG.
WHARTON LEADS THE WAY
Junior outside hitter McKenna Wharton filled a big void last weekend, as sophomore outside hitter Anjelina Webb was forced to sit for much of the weekend due to injury. Wharton had 40 kills in three matches, averaging 3.64 kills per set and hitting .206 for the weekend. She was error-free in the opener against Lemoyne-Owen and had 31 kills in the final two matches of the weekend.