Dover, Del-- The University of Mary Washington women's volleyball team defeated Wesley 3-0 on Wednesday. The Eagles blocked 13 shots en route to the victory. With the win, UMW improves to 14-8 overall and 4-1 in CAC play.
Game one saw the Eagles jump ahead early to an 8-3 lead, thanks in part to a few Victoria Howell service aces and Kayla Crawford kills. From there, the Eagles took command and never looked back, as they would go on to win game one 25-19.
In the second stanza, the Eagles and Wolverines exchanged points, with each team exchanging the lead. Wesley took an early 13-10 lead, before Mary Washington fought back and took a lead of their own at 14-13. The Wolverines battled back to force an Eagle timeout at 19-16 Wesley. However it wasn't enough as the Eagles went on a 9-3 run to close out game two, winning 25-22. The final game saw Mary Washington dominate early. The Eagles jumped out 13-7 forcing a Wesley timeout. From there it was all Eagles. UMW only gave up seven more points to close out the match, 25-14.
The Eagles were led by Kayla Crawford and her 15 kills. She finished with a hitting percentage of .355. Kaitlynn Wickersham and Alexis Cummings each added eight and seven kills respectively. Courtney Guengerich added 34 assists and ten digs for the winners.
The team continues their three game stretch against Washington & Lee tomorrow, Thursday October 24th. The match with the Generals begins at 7:00 p.m. from the Anderson Center.