WINSTON-SALEM (N.C.) – The West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat volleyball team let one slip away from them in their season opener against Chowan in the CIAA/MEC Spike Out Hunger Challenge here Friday evening.
Wesleyan lost a 3-2 decision.
The Lady 'Cats went up by a 2-0 score after winning the first two sets, 25-23 and 25-21.
Chowan evened the score at 2-2 after winning the next two sets, 25-21 and 25-14.
The fifth and deciding set went to Chowan by a 15-12 score.
In the last set, Chowan raced out to a 7-0 advantage.
Wesleyan ended their run on a kill by Hannah King. The Lady 'Cats went on a run of their own scoring eight out of the next 12 points to close the deficit to an 11-9 score.
Down 14-10, a kill by King and a service error by Chowan made it a 14-12 game, but Chowan put the game away on a kill by Suraya Chase.
King and Stacie Baumann each had 11 kills for Wesleyan.
The Lady 'Cats of head coach Ashley Ziegle will remain in Winston-Salem for two games on Saturday.
They will face Tuskegee (Ala.) at 11 a.m. and host Winston-Salem State University at 4 p.m.