Burg hits 1,000 assists as Alvernia tops volleyball in marathon five-setter

Photo by Joy Cheatham
Photo by Joy Cheatham

DOVER, Del. – The Wesley College women's volleyball team fell in a marathon five-set match (25-22, 19-25, 25-20, 15-25, 14-16) to the Alvernia University Golden Wolves in a non-conference match at home on Tuesday.

The Wolverines started the game winning the first set, then traded wins with the Golden Wolverines until the fifth and final set. Wesley opened the set with a 4-1 lead, but were unable to hold the Golden Wolves off.

Lindsay Burg tallied 27 assists and 10 digs for her fifth double-double of the season. During the third set, Burg earned her 1,000th assist in her career to become only the third Wolverine all-time to surpass the 1,000-assist milestone.

Tionne Graves-Brown and Teaghen Vogelsang also collected double-doubles. Graves Brown led the team in kills with 14 and also dug out 15 attacks. Graves-Brown added two block assists. Teaghen Vogelsang dished out 15 assists and notched 12 digs. 

Tania Rounds and Codi Ziolkowski both recorded nine kills and three blocks. Rounds also brought home three service aces. Jessica Tynes registered 16 digs and six kills. Nadia Hopkins chipped in with seven kills.

Caelli Clifford had a match-high 35 digs in the back row for the Wolverines

Kristen Sipling's 35 kills set a new record for kills in a five-set match for Alvernia.

The Wolverines next match will be at home against the Penn State-Harrisburg Lions on Friday. Game time is set for 7 p.m. Prior to the match, the Wolverines will honor their four seniors for Senior Night.