Wolverines Earn a Sweep of John Jay

Wolverines Earn a Sweep of John Jay

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College volleyball team bounced back from a conference loss on Friday night to earn a 3-0 sweep over John Jay College on Saturday afternoon at Wentworth Gymnasium.

Beth Schlecker collected 30 assists and spread the ball around for the Wolverines. Tionne Graves-Brown and Jessica Tynes each recorded eight kills while Charlene Coyne added six and Tania Rounds grabbed five. Eight of the 11 Wolverines to take the court earned at least one kill on the day.

Defensively, Coyne led the team with three blocks including two solo roofs. Rounds and Arnelle Akakpo each recorded a solo block as the Wolverines recorded six total blocks as a team. Meghan Marshall led the team with 12 digs while Graves-Brown earned nine. Rounds led the team with a team-high four service aces and Graves-Brown, Schlecker and Kristin Wissler each recorded an ace.

The Wolverines jumped on the Bloodhounds in the first set, taking a 9-3 lead early in the set. Coyne recorded three kills and a solo block in the opening set as the home team ran away to a 25-16 set victory.

In the second, the Navy and White took an early lead but allowed the Bloodhounds to draw as close as 15-14. After that the Wolverines took control, outscoring John Jay 10-5 the rest of the way. Akakpo came away with a huge block for game point that gave the home team momentum heading into the third set with a 2-0 lead.

Wesley closed out the match with a 25-21 third set win to earn the 3-0 sweep. Tania Rounds got the home team rolling with three consecutive service aces and Beth Schlecker recorded all four of her kills in the final set.

Wesley improves to 9-5 on the season and will travel to the nation's capitol on Sunday to take on Washington Adventist. The meeting will be the first of two between the teams this season.