DOVER, Del. - On a night dedicated to a pair of causes supporting two of the toughest groups of people to walk the face of the earth, Wesley emulated that toughness but ultimately fell 3-0 to Marymount.
The Wolverines donned camouflage jerseys with neon pink numbers and lettering to honor both breast cancer survivors and soldiers abroad as they raised money for both causes.
Tionne Graves-Brown led the Wolverines with eight kills while Codi Ziolkowski, Jessica Tynes, and Arnelle Akakpo each registered five. Meghan Marshall notched a pair of service aces and added seven digs while Samantha Weber led the team, scooping up eight digs. Tania Rounds finished with five total blocks including two solo stuffs. Beth Schlecker chipped in with 24 assists on the night.
The Wolverines came out strong in the first set and seemed poised to take a 1-0 lead, but wavered late in the set. The squad generated a 14-12 late but were outscored 13-5 the rest of the way as the Saints earned a 25-19 victory.
In the second set, Wesley trailed by as many as eight points, falling behind 18-10 in the frame. The Navy and White came battling back though, rattling off an 8-4 run to cut the lead to just four. The home team couldn't quite breach the Saints' lead though as the visitors earned another 25-19 win.
In the third, the two teams went back-and-forth in a seesaw battle. Wesley stayed with the Saints and even held an 18-16 lead but the Marymount offense capitalized on three Wesley mistakes down the stretch that earned them a 25-22 third set win and a 3-0 sweep.
The Wolverines move to 11-7 on the season with a 1-3 mark in conference play. The team will travel to Fayetteville, N.C. to compete in the Methodist Tri-Match Saturday where they will battle Methodist University and Randolph College.