The University of West Alabama volleyball team fell to Shorter in a five-set match on Friday. The 3-2 loss brings the Tigers season to 17-14 overall and 9-9 in conference play while the Hawks increase to 20-6 for the season and 15-3 in the conference.
This was an especially hard loss for the Tigers as it was also senior night for four of the team members. Callie Murphy, Yanesha Johnson, Abigail Ames, and Elizabeth Woodard were all honored for their achievements in their time at UWA.
UWA lost the first set 27-25 after an error on a UWA attack. The Tigers came back to win the second set 25-19.
The Hawks fought back in set three to regain the lead at 25-19. The fourth set saw a UWA victory with a final score of 25-11.
Set five was a tough battle for each team with UWA trailing 8-5 before swapping sides of the court. The Hawks tied things up 12 all, and eventually caught the last three points taking the match.
Johnson lead the Tigers on both sides of the ball with 19 kills and 20 digs. Woodard grabbed a season high with 16 kills.
Ames lead the team on defense with 24 digs, while Murphy had 52 assists and 10 digs.
The Tigers will finish up their season with two regular season games at Union on Thursday and Christian Brothers on Friday.