Braves win crucial GSC match, Singleton breaks ace record
Carrollton, Ga. – September 29, 2005 – Thursday night in the HPE Building, West Georgia’s 3-1 win over Lincoln Memorial was all about conquering. Stephanie Singleton, right, broke her third school record of her career with her 214th service ace.
In conquering, the Braves stepped up and made a play when in recent games, things have taken a turn for the worse. In game four Sunday against Valdosta State, the Braves led 27-22. The Lady Blazers came back, scored eight straight points and forced a fifth game.
In Thursday’s game four against LMU, the Braves faced the exact same scenario. Leading 27-22, Lincoln went on a run, pulling to within three at 27-24. West Georgia scored a point on a Carolin Schoeneck kill, but then gave up two straight points to make things interesting at 28-26.
But LMU’s Samantha Netsell’s service error followed by a Schoeneck kill put the match to rest.
Singleton’s record-breaking ace came during the third game of the night, a 30-24 win for West Georgia. The service aces record now goes alongside two other records that Singleton holds. She is now the all-time leader in aces, kills and digs, and is just 116 attacks away from the school record for total attacks.
The win was huge for West Georgia, ensuring an above-.500 run through the first half of the GSC schedule as well as giving the Braves the upper hand in the race for the Gulf South Conference tournament.
UWG is now 12-9 on the season and 4-2 in GSC play while Lincoln falls to 12-6 on the year and 2-3 in conference action.
West Georgia travels to Montevallo, AL this weekend for the Coca-Cola Classic.