Volleyball Lady ‘Cats sweep straight sets from Concord

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team (7-20, 3-10) defeated Concord (6-22, 0-13) on Tuesday (Oct. 25) night at the Rockefeller Center in Buckhannon, W.Va.

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Hope Arce-Reed had a team-leading 11 kills. Mya Bajramovic added eight kills. Senior Payton Hefner had a team-leading 18 assists and 13 digs. Autumn Molenhouse added 11 digs. Joelle Lalla remained hot at the net, collecting a team-leading four blocks.

Inside Set One
After eight possible points, the score was tied 4-4 to begin the first set. Concord took five of the next seven points and led 9-6. Wesleyan fought back to tie the score on a service ace from Hefner, 10-10.

A kill from Hannah Steele put the Mountain Lions back in front, 11-10. The Lady Bobcats fired off six-straight points, including three kills from Arce-Reed and led 16-11. The Mountain Lions scored eight of the next 12 points trimmed the Wesleyan lead to two points. Following a timeout from coach Nancy Wheeler, Mya Bajramovic had two kills and extended the lead back to four for the Lady ‘Cats.

Concord responded with a two-point run and trailed 22-20. The Lady Bobcats took the remaining three points of the first set and won, 25-20.

Inside Set Two
Tied 5-5, the Lady Bobcats fired off three-straight points and led 8-5. Concord took three of the next four points and trailed 9-8. The two teams each had two separate two-point runs, and the Lady Bobcats led 13-12. WVWC fired off five straight points and led 18-12.

The Mountain Lions responded by scoring three straight points and trailed 18-15. The Lady Bobcats extended their lead to six after a service ace from Abigail Rogers and a Concord attack error. Concord fired off three straight points and trailed 21-18. The Lady Bobcats took four of the final five points and won set two, 25-19.

Inside Set Three
Wesleyan jumped out to a 7-3 lead behind three kills from Arce-Reed and one kill from Bajramovic. The Mountain Lions fired off three straight points and trailed 7-6. WVWC took five of the next six points and led 12-7.

Concord trailed 13-10 before the Lady Bobcats put their foot on the gas and scored six-straight points to build a 19-10 advantage. The Mountain Lions responded by taking 11 of the next 13 points to tie the score, 21-21. Following a timeout from coach Kate Dillon, Concord took its first lead of the third set, 23-22. WVWC scored the final three points of the third set and finished off the Mountain Lions by a score of 25-23.

Up Next
WVWC volleyball will travel to Institute, W.Va. on Friday (Oct. 28) to take on West Virginia State at 7 p.m.

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