Volleyball Lady ‘Cats battle but fall twice in Queens Fall Classic

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (0-4) volleyball team wrapped up play at the Queens Fall Classic on Saturday (Aug. 27) in Charlotte, N.C. 

WVWC Leaders

Mya Bajramovic led the Bobcats with 20 kills. Hope Arce-Reed added 13 kills. Senior Payton Hefner tallied 33 assists on the day, and Abagail Rogers contributed 15 assists. Autumn Molenhouse finished with 35 digs on the day for the Bobcats. Hefner added 22 digs. 

Lee 3, WVWC 2

Lee went on a five-point scoring run to open up a 9-4 lead. WVWC fought back to cut the deficit to three at 15-12. With the score 24-16 in favor of the Flames, WVWC fought back. The Lady ‘Cats fired off five straight points to make the score 24-21. Lee claimed the final point of set one and won 25-21.

Set two remained close throughout and totaled eight tie scores and 10 lead changes. At 6-6, the Flames would take seven of eight points to went up 13-7. WVWC didn’t back down. The Lady Bobcats scored four straight to make the score 18-18. Wesleyan took the lead at 22-20. Lee evened things up at 23-23. Wesleyan won two hard-fought points and won set two, 25-23.

The Lady Bobcats caught fire and ignited a 7-0 run to build a 17-10 cushion in set three. Lee closed the margin to five points late in the set. WVWC dominated the middle set and won 25-18.

Lee jumped out to a fast start in set four and went up 7-1. WVWC cut the deficit to one with a 5-0 run. The Flames regained the momentum and built a 13-8 lead. The Lady Bobcats cut the Lee lead to two after a kill by Riley France. Lee won 12 of the final 19 points of the set to force a winner-take-all final set.

Both teams competed for each point in the final set. Both teams did not hold more than a two-point edge in the last frame and the set featured 11 tie scores. With the score tied at 10, Lee pushed through with two straight and earned a 12-10 lead. WVWC fought back and tied the score at 13. With the score knotted up at 14, Lee closed out the match by winning the final two points and won the rubber set 16-14. 

Mount Olive 3, WVWC 0

The first set featured 11 tie scores and 10 lead changes. WVWC and the Spartans battled back and forth the entire set. With both teams totaling 16 points, Mount Olive pushed ahead. The Spartans needed one final point at 24-20 to take the first set. WVWC climbed back into it and came within one at 24-23. UMO hung on for a 25-23 opening set win.

The second set was knotted up at 17 when the Spartans won three straight points. The Lady ‘Cats fought back and tied the score at 20. UMO won five of the final six points of the set and took a 2-0 lead.

Bajramovic connected on a swing to tie the score at 10 in set three. Wesleyan took their first lead of the set on the next rally. Mount Olive regained the lead after a five-point scoring spree. Wesleyan cut the difference to three points at 21-18. UMO won the final four points of the set and won the last set 25-18. 

Up Next 

WVWC will travel to Salem, W.Va., on Tuesday (Sept 6.) to take on Salem at 7 p.m.

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