DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College Volleyball team is on the road this weekend as they dive into conference play. The squad is at Penn State Harrisburg on Friday, September 30 then closes out their weekend at York College on the 1st of October.
Their first match up is against Penn State Harrisburg who is currently holding a 5-7 record during the 2016 season. In their 12 affairs, the Nittany Lions have accumulated an average of 9.33 kills per set and 8.78 blocks per set. The Wesley Wolverines will head into conference play with a winning record of 8-7.
During the 2015 season, the Wolverines earned their first Capital Athletic Conference win against Penn State Harrisburg, defeating the Nittany Lions 3-0. Tionne Grave-Brown led the team with 10 kills during her time on the court, right behind her was Codi Ziolkowski tallying seven kills. Beth Schlecker also fueled the squad racking up 27 assists.
The squad will faceoff against the York College Spartans the following day. The Spartans are 16-3 as they approach their October games and have collected a .198 hitting percentage and 11.36 kills per set. This weekend will be their first conference play as well, opening up with CAC rival, Salisbury University.
Last year, the lady Wolverines came out strong against the Spartans. They carried a 2-0 lead but succumbed to a letdown, walking away with a 3-2 loss. Jessica Tynes, Tionne Graves-Brown and Codi Zioklowski set the standard with 12 kills while Meghan Marshall had a team-high of 14 digs.
So far in the crew's season, they have taken on 14 games, standing victorious over eight matches giving them a .533 winning percentage. Junior Tionne Graves-Brown is a team leader on the court. After playing in 28 of 29 matches during the 2015 season, Graves-Brown tallied 283 kills on 767 attacks and averaged 2.90 digs per set. The junior is eager to play this weekend.
"I'm pretty excited going into the games this weekend", Graves-Brown said. "Conference is where everything truly matters and we want to make the NCAA tournament this year so two wins this weekend will be great especially against one of our biggest rivals".
The squad will return to their home court on Tuesday, October 11 when they take on Washington College in a non-conference matchup.