WEST LIBERTY – Following a week lay-off, the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat volleyball team returned to action tonight on the road against West Liberty in a Mountain East Conference contest.
The Lady Bobcats fell in straight sets – 25-16, 25-22 and 25-20.
Things started out well for Wesleyan in the first set as an attack error by West Liberty gave the Lady Bobcats a 9-6 lead.
The set was still tied at 14-14 before West Liberty scored 11 of the next 13 points for the 25-16 victory.
Wesleyan never led in the second set and trailed by a 16-9 score before mounting a comeback.
A Hannah King kill pulled Wesleyan to within one, at 20-19, but Wesleyan couldn't get any closer as they lost the set by three.
Wesleyan was down 9-6 in the final set, but went on an 8-3 scoring spree and another kill by King gave the Lady Bobcats a 14-12 lead.
West Liberty outscored Wesleyan by a 13-6 score the rest of the way for their 25-20 win.
King had a game-high 14 kills while Paulina Nottingham had 32 assists.
Nottingham also had the lone ace for Wesleyan.
Lexi Walsh had a game-high 21 digs.
Wesleyan is now 6-14 overall and 2-5 in the MEC.
They will remain on the road tomorrow as they face defending national champion Wheeling Jesuit at noon.