HARRISBURG, Pa. - The Wesley College Volleyball team earned a first game win, but ultimately fell to Penn State Harrisburg 3-1, dropping the Capital Athletic Conference opener on Friday evening in Pennsylvania.
Tionne Graves-Brown and Jessica Tynes each had double-doubles in kills and digs while Lindsay Burg added a double-double in assists and digs. Graves-Brown's 20 kills led the Wolverines, while Burg's 39 assists were a team-high.
The Wolverines hit .247 as a team, including .289 in the third set, but allowed Penn State Harrisburg to hit .250, including a .452 clip in the third game.
The Navy and White earned an easy first game win, opening the match with 25-18 win. The squad led by five, going ahead 17-12 before the Wolverines ran away with seven straight points to take a 24-12 lead and eventually closed out the game on a PSU-Harrisburg error.
In the second game, the Wolverines never led as PSU-Harrisburg gathered momentum in a big game to tie the match at 1-1. The third was the biggest game of the match, with neither team leading by more than four points. Every time the Nittany Lions jumped out to a lead the Wolverines responded, avoiding several game points before eventually succumbing to the Nittany Lions 29-27.
In the fourth, Wesley did their best to rebound, but had the wind taken from their sails in the third as Penn State Harrisburg carried their momentum into the fourth to earn the 25-21 win, and a 3-1 match victory.
Wesley moves to 8-8 on the season and 0-1 in the CAC. The squad will travel to York to face the Spartans on Saturday.