Photography by Peter Galarneau Jr.
Charleston, W.Va. -- The University of Charleston Golden Eagles were able to avoid the season sweep of the Bobcats as they took three straight games from Wesleyan claiming the MEC victory. Wesleyan was able to sweep the Golden Eagles at home, in Buckhannon, and Tuesday night the favor was returned.
In the first set, the 'Cats found an early 8-3 deficit but were able to claw their way back to even at 19-19. The Golden Eagles would settle down and end the game on a 6-2 run, winning 25-21. The second set proved much of the same as Wesleyan started the game down 11-3 before going on a 16-5 run that propelled the Bobcats to a 19-16 lead. The Golden Eagles, however, responded by landing the next nine points, ulitmately, taking the set 25-19.
Down 2-0 heading in to the third set, the Bobcats came out with a different attitude and held a slight advantage 6-4 before going back and forth with the Golden Eagles. Charleston battled back to tie the match at nine, respectively, then pushed ahead never relinquishing the lead. The Golden Eagles would win the set, again, 25-19, and the match 3-0.
The Bobcats drop to 5-4 in MEC play while Charleston improves to 7-4 in the conference. Wesleyan was lead by Samantha Swann's eight kills to go along with 13 digs from Katlyn Hoge while Charleston was powered by Victoria Severo's 11 kills.
The Bobcats will be back in action Friday night when the team travels to play MEC foe, West Virginia State before making their way to new rival UVa-Wise on Saturday.