Wesley Builds Momentum with Fourth Straight Victory

Wesley Builds Momentum with Fourth Straight Victory

DOVER, Del. - The Wesley College volleyball team earned their fourth straight win on Tuesday night, defeating Immaculata University 3-1 at Wentworth Gym. The victory allowed the Wolverines to continue building momentum as they head into conference play.

Tionne Graves-Brown led the team with 12 kills and earned a double-double with 11 digs as well. Jessica Tynes and Tania Rounds each added eight kills while Charlene Coyne chipped in with six. Meghan Marshall and Graves-Brown led the team with 11 digs apiece while Kristin Wissler recorded eight. Rounds recorded four total blocks, including two of the solo variety and Coyne also recorded four blocks. Beth Schlecker led the way with 39 assists.

Wesley nearly fell behind 1-0 on the evening, but pulled out a crucial first set comeback victory. The Wolverines trailed 21-17 in the initial frame, but rallied to earn a 25-23 victory. As a team the Wolverines recorded 17 kills and just four errors on 37 swings for an attack percentage of .351.

In the second set, Wesley held off a pesky Mighty Macs squad for another tight set victory, earning the 2-0 lead with a 25-22 win. Immaculata stole the third set with a 25-21 victory behind solid play from Shleby Beck. Beck finished with a team-high 13 kills on the night.

Wesley led 2-1 and finished off the Mighty Macs in the fourth set with a 25-14 win. Tionne Graves-Brown served up six straight points to extend the Wolverines' lead to 24-13 before Tania Rounds finished off the match with a solo block of Immaculata's top hitter.

With the victory, Wesley improves to 8-4 on the season and has won four straight matches. The team will face a tough test on Friday as they open conference play by hosting Mary Washington. Mary Washington received votes and nearly cracked the top 25 in the most recent AVCA Coaches' Poll.