WILBERFORCE – After dropping the first set, the Wilmington College volleyball team fought back to win three straight sets to secure the 22-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Division II Central State Wednesday at Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium.
Wilmington recorded positive hitting percentages in all four sets, including a match-high .250 in the third set.
“I’m happy that we were able to get back on a winning streak tonight,” said Wilmington head coach Tim O’Brien. “We were able to implement our game plan in sets two through four, and the team did a great job executing. I though our serving and serve receive was the biggest difference in the match.”
Freshman Jillian Wesco recorded her second straight match with double-figure kills with 11. She added a service ace and three digs.
Sophomore Amber Rox and freshman Karley Schlensker had nine kills each. Schlensker finished with a team-high nine digs and four aces. Rox added seven digs for the Fightin’ Quakers.
Freshman Ariel Goforth and freshman Taylor McCuiston had three aces each. Freshman Lauryn Griewahn dished out 37 assists, marking the third time in her career she finished with more than 30 assists in a match. Sophomore Meghan Koch and Goforth finished with two solo blocks and a block assist.
Wilmington (2-6) travels to the Manchester University Invitational Friday and Saturday. WC faces the host Spartans 8 p.m. Friday, and will face Boyce College 11 a.m. Saturday and Governors State 1 p.m. Saturday.