LAKEWOOD, N.J. - - Georgian Court was too much for the Wilmington University volleyball team on its home court, evening up the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference season series with a 3-0 victory in the Wellness Center on Thursday night.
Set scores for the match were 25-15, 25-22, and 25-14.
The Lions (19-5, 10-2 CACC) hit .316 for the match and picked up 46 digs in only allowing the Wildcats to a .108 hitting percentage.
The Lions jumped out to a 7-2 lead in the first set, and used another 3-0 spurt to regain a 12-7 lead. An Elly Collins service ace brought the Wildcats to within 15-11, , but the home team scored six of the next eight points, opening up a 21-13 lead. The Wildcats scored back-to-back points, but then the Lions closed out the set with the final four points, 25-15.
Emma Kongevold put down a kill and teamed up with Dorie Moore for a block to tie the second set at 9-9, but then the Lions rattled off four straight in route to a 6-1 run for a 15-10 lead. A three-point run, capped by a block by Kongevold and Angel Oliver, brought the Wildcats to within 20-17, and still had the deficit at three at 22-19. But the Lions scored back-to-back points to force Wilmington into a timeout, and the Wildcats could only get to within 24-22 before the home team closed it out.
A 4-1 run early in the third set gave the Wildcats a 7-5 lead, but once again the Lions had an answer, as they went on a 5-0 run to force a Wildcat timeout. But the timeout didn't slow down the Lions, as they came back out and scored five more consecutive points, gaining a 15-7 lead. Another 6-2 run gave the home team a 23-10 lead and the Wildcats could only get as close as 24-14 before Georgian Court finished off the set, 25-14, and the match, 3-0.
The Wildcats return home for their next match, as they host Dominican on Saturday afternoon. The first serve is set for 1:00 p.m.