ATHENS, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (5-10, 1-1) volleyball team completed a comeback after being down 2-0 and was victorious at Concord (6-11, 0-2) on Friday (Sept. 23) at the Carter Center.
Hope Arce-Reed led the Bobcats with 16 kills, while Jayla Cowherd and Mya Bajramovic each added 12 kills. Payton Hefner and Sarah McCall each passed 29 assists. Defensively, Najla Bray led WVWC at the net with four blocks. Cowherd, Arce-Reed and Bajramovic each had two blocks. Autumn Molenhouse added 20 digs on the evening.
Inside Set One
The Lady Bobcats scored four of the first six points and led 4-2 in the first set. Concord clawed back to tie the score 9-9. Wesleyan took four of the next five points to lead 13-10. The Mountain Lions responded with a run of three to tie the score 15-15. Concord scored the final six points of set one to win, 25-18.
Inside Set Two
Concord jumped out to a 4-1 lead. Each team would score runs of three to make the score 8-5. The Mountain Lions would have three runs of four points to finish set two. Concord won the second set, 25-13.
Inside Set Three
WVWC started strong in set two leading 7-3. The Bobcats extended their lead to five on a kill from Cowherd to go up 10-5. Concord inched back into the third set cutting the deficit to two, 19-17. The two teams would exchange each possession before the Bobcats won set three, 25-22.
Inside Set Four
Set four totaled six tied scores and six lead changes. The Mountain Lions started set four with a 4-2 lead. WVWC fired off four straight points to lead 6-4. Concord fought back to take the lead 10-9. Arce-Reed had back-to-back kills to tie the score again 14-14. The Lady Bobcats continued their run to retake the lead 17-14.
Concord came storming back firing off five straight to retake the lead 19-17. The Lady Bobcats didn’t back down. The Lady ‘Cats put together a run and retook the lead on a kill from Cowherd. Wesleyan would score four of the final six points to win set four, 25-21.
Inside Set Five
Concord started out of the gates and lead, 5-2. WVWC scored four-straight points to take the lead 6-5. The Mountain Lions responded and claimed four of five points to lead 9-7. WVWC answered with kills from Cowherd and Bray to tie the score at 10-10.
The Mountain Lions scored two consecutive points to put them in front 12-10. WVWC responded with a run of three including two kills from Bajramovic to retake the lead 13-12. Following a Concord timeout, the Mountain Lions tied the game, 13-13. Bajramovic gave WVWC back the lead 14-13 before Arce-Reed slammed the door shut and the Lady Bobcats won set five, 15-13.
WVWC continues its road trip to Glenville, W.Va., to square off versus Glenville State on Tuesday (Sept. 27) at 7 p.m.