Oct. 6, 2012
CULLOWHEE, N.C. -
Western Carolina volleyball was nipped by Davidson in a match in which the Catamounts lost each set by just two points, falling 3-0 to the Wildcats (23-25, 25-27, 23-25). The lead changed hands 12 times between the two teams with 30 total tie scores in the match.
Jordan Timmermann and Caitlin Piechota (10 kills, 16 digs) picked up double-double in the loss. Timmermann led the Catamounts in kills with 15, while hitting at a .250 clip, and scooped up 13 digs. Sophomore middle blocker Addy George kept up her team-leading hitting percentage by hitting .379, tallying a career-high 12 kills. George also had 5 digs and 2 blocks in the match.
With Davidson taking the first two sets, the Catamounts had to battle back after the break to keep the match alive. Neither team led by more than three points at any time during the third set with the score knotted at 17 apiece late in the set.
Davidson went on a 3-0 run to take a 20-17 lead before Timmermann picked up a kill to cut the deficit to two with a Davidson attack error bringing the Catamounts within one. WCU continued to claw and evened the match at 21 thanks to a block by Abbey Scroggins and Addy George, forcing a Davidson timeout.
George knocked down two powerful kills consecutively to take a 23-21 lead. Davidson ran off a 4-0 run to end the match thanks in large part to two kills by the Wildcats' Rachel Earnhardt.
The match against Davidson ended a four-match homestand for the Catamounts. WCU now travels to the Palmetto State to take on Furman and Wofford next Friday and Saturday. Those matches are both at 6:00 p.m.