Cullowhee, N.C. – Western Carolina volleyball pushed its winning streak to 10 on Saturday night as the Catamounts downed Wofford 3-1 in Southern Conference action inside the Ramsey Center. WCU won by scores of 25-16, 17-25, 25-18 and 25-19. The 10-match winning streak is the longest for the Catamounts since winning 10 consecutive matches during the 1985 season.
Western Carolina improves to 12-7 and 6-0 in league matches while Wofford is 10-10 and 3-3.
Abigail Veit and Merry Gebel both had double-doubles for the second straight match. Veit had a team-best 13 kills and 12 digs while Gebel had 10 kills and 12 digs. Hannah Price had a double-double with 32 assists and 19 digs. Haley Multerer had a career-high 12 kills. Meagan Sanchez was credited with a match-best 22 digs.
Kelly Hubbard and Catie Cronister both had 13 kills to lead the Wofford offense. Lorissa King dished out a match-high 40 assists. Cronister also had a double-double with 21 digs. The Terriers had eight serving errors in the match with two service aces, both by Meghan Yaffa.
The Catamounts opened the match on a 10-4 run before a Hubbard kill brought the Terriers within three, 12-9. A Multerer kill opened a 3-0 run for WCU as the Catamounts led by no fewer than six points for the remainder of the opening stanza.
After the Catamounts scored the first point of the second set, Wofford took control of the frame with 10 of the next 11 points as they evened the match at 1.
With Wofford leading the third set 14-9, the Catamounts used a 6-0 run to take a 15-14 lead. After the Terriers evened the set at 16, WCU scored four of the next five points for a 20-17 lead following a Gebel kill. Wofford cut the lead to two, 20-18 before WCU scored the final five points of the set for a 2-1 lead in the match.
After a Cronister kill evened the fourth set at 14, WCU went on an 8-1 run for a 22-15 lead following a Veit service ace. The match ended on a Wofford service error.
The match featured 15 ties and five lead changes.
Western Carolina hosts ETSU on Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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