West Alabama Volleyball team defeated the UAH Chargers with a victorious win in Pruitt Gymnasium, Monday with the help of two players Briana Sandifer and Yaneshsa Johnson.
UWA struggled for a while, in the first set trailing 18 – 12, but quickly stepped up ending the set with a 26-24 win. Then the Tigers take on set two dominating the Chargers. UWA wins 25 – 18 making a winning 2-0 thus far.
“Our defense made great plays to keep rallies going, and that really gave us the momentum to climb out of several ruts. We kept them off-balance with our attack by varying our look and utilizing players in different roles. I think this will really boost our confidence moving forward.”
“We made a lot of changes as far as moving players around on the court,” UWA head coach Alexis Meeks said. “Although we looked a little shaky at times, we kept moving forward and found a way to fight back.”
UAH would not let UWA get the win the third set. They thought smart and played going back and forth with the Tigers. The set was tied 24 – 24. The tigers failed to grab the win giving the win to the Chargers, 26 – 24.
UAH players Kristen Giles and Haley Hop led the Chargers with 27 digs.
Nevertheless, UWA came back strong in the fourth set, sealing the victories win in the Gulf South Conference against UAH with 25 -20.
Johnson and Sandifer leds the Tiger to the win with a combination of 43 kills. Along with that Abby Ames, Sandifer, and Johnson had a combined amount of 54 digs.
The Tigers will take on Valdosta State Friday beginning at 6 p.m. which starts the GSC contest.