Volleyball Lady ‘Cats drop final at Davis & Elkins


BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan volleyball team (7-23, 3-13) was defeated by Davis & Elkins (15-13, 8-8) Friday night (November 4) at Rockefeller Center in Buckhannon, W.Va.

WVWC leaders
Hope Arce-Reed led the Lady Bobcats with nine wins. Jayla Cowherd and Mya Bajramovic have each managed six wins. Payton Hefner had 13 assists. Najla Bray led the Lady Bobcats with five blocks. Abigail Rogers had 11 team-leading digs.

Inside the set a
Davis & Elkins took an 8-2 lead to start the first set. WVWC cut the deficit to five on an Arce-Reed kill and trailed 11-6. The Senators have nine straight points before winning the first set, 25-13.

Inside set two
After eight possible points, the second set was tied at 4-4. D&E shot five straight and led 9-4. Following a timeout by coach Nancy Wheeler, the two teams traded the next four possessions and the Senators led 11-6.

WVWC took six of the next nine points and trailed 14-12. After each team scored two runs, the deficit remained at two and the Lady Bobcats led 16-14. Following a service error by Riley France, Lalla and Arce-Reed each killed and WVWC trailed 17-16.

The Senators responded with two straight runs and led 19-16. Following a timeout by coach Nancy Wheeler, the Senators scored a point before Jayla Cowherd had two straight kills and the Lady Bobcats trailed 20-18. D&E took five of the last six points and won the second set, 25-19.

Inside set three
The Bobcats led 4-2 to start the third set. The Senators scored three straight points and led 5-4. D&E took four of the next seven points and led 9-7. The Lady Bobcats fired five straight points, including two kills from Bajramovic, and led 12-9.

After a timeout from coach Jordan Willis, the Senators took four of the next six points and trailed 14-13. After an Arce-Reed kill, D&E scored four straight runs and led 17-15. The Senators took four of the next five points and led 21-16.

The two teams traded the next six possessions and the Lady Bobcats trailed 24-18. WVWC scored four straight points and trailed 24-22 before the Senators took the final point of the third set and won 25-22.

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