Wooster whips Wilmington in three sets

WOOSTER — The College of Wooster defeated Wilmington College 25-18, 25-13, 26-24 in non-conference volleyball action Wednesday night.

Wooster had 16 kills with one hitting error on 26 attacks in the opening set. Wilmington had a negative attack percentage in the second set and fell behind 2-0.

The Scots looked to close the third set out like the first two by going up 5-1 early, but a service run from Cierra Bolender flipped a four-point deficit (9-5) into a two-point advantage (11-9).

The teams went back and forth for the rest of the set with neither team leading by more than three points. Wilmington took a 19-16 advantage, and after losing three straight points, the Quakers regained a 23-21 advantage on a kill from Sydney Geibel and a Wooster attack error. The hosts then delivered the knockout punch, closing out the third set and the match by winning 5-of-6 points.

Christina Yarian led Wilmington with seven kills. Andi Dolven dished out 17 assists while Blake O’Brien had a dozen digs.

Wilmington (2-2) heads to Mount St. Joseph University for four matches this weekend.