Wofford sweeps UNCG women's volleyball team
SPARTANBURG, SC – The Wofford women’s volleyball team swept visiting UNC Greensboro, 3-0, Sunday afternoon at Benjamin Johnson Arena. The Terriers held off the Spartans for a 30-27, 30-20 and 31-29 victory.
Wofford (12-14, 7-9 SoCon) used a balanced offensive attack to earn the victory. No player had more than nine kills, while all six starters had at least five kills. In her final home match, senior Rhea DeJesus led all players with 32 assists while hitting a match-high .400 on five kills and 10 total attacks with just one error.
Wofford was led offensively by junior Christal Carey with nine kills on 31 total attacks with three service aces. In game three with the Terriers trailing 14-11, Carey stepped in to serve and mounted a five-point surge as Wofford reclaimed the lead 16-14 and never looked back in closing out the sweep. Meanwhile, freshmen Liz Sheets and Brittany Thompson each tallied seven kills.
Pacing the Spartans were junior Hilary Overby and senior Lauren Richards with eight kills apiece. Overby also collected a team-high three service aces. Senior Adrian Hicks led UNCG (4-23, 2-14 SoCon) with a .333 hitting percentage on five kills and one error on 12 total attacks. Hicks finished with 31 assists.
Sophomore Alysia Rosvold notched a match-high 17 digs, while freshman Kaitlyn Nortz and Hicks led UNCG with three blocks apiece.
UNCG steps out of conference for a match at Liberty on Tuesday at 7 pm in Lynchburg, VA. Meanwhile, Wofford visits Appalachian State next Friday for a league tilt at 7 pm in Boone, NC.
Wofford def. UNC Greensboro 3-0 (30-27, 30-20, 31-29)
UNC Greensboro (4-23, 2-14 SoCon) (Kills-aces-blocks) – Lauren Richards 8-0-1; Hilary Overby 8-3-0; Kaitlyn Nortz 7-0-3; Lauren Keiser 6-0-1; Adrian Hicks 5-1-3; Lori Collins 3-0-0; Liz Benzschawel 2-0-0; Alysia Rosvold 0-1-0; Totals 39-5-4.0. (Assists) - Adrian Hicks 31. (Dig leaders) - Alysia Rosvold 17; Hilary Overby 8.
Wofford (12-14, 7-9 SoCon) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Christal Carey 9-3-2; Katie Sobczyk 8-0-1; Liz Sheets 7-1-4; Brittany Thompson 7-0-0; Angela Berry 5-0-1; Rhea DeJesus 5-0-0; Lisa Lindemenn 0-4-0; Totals 41-8-5.0. (Assists) - Rhea DeJesus 32. (Dig leaders) - Katie Sobczyk 10; Liz Sheets 9; Christal Carey 8.
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