UWG snaps six-match losing streak

Carrollton, Ga. – October 13, 2005 – A team in a losing streak needs to find any way to win within the rules. Thursday night, the West Georgia Braves snapped a six-match losing streak with a 3-1 Gulf South Conference win over Montevallo.

In the match, it was if a pair of West Georgia hitters were a well-oiled machine, as Stephanie Singleton and Carolin Schoeneck both broke the 20-kill barrier on the night.

Singleton was magnificent in the match, collecting 24 kills in 48 attempts with only three errors. Schoeneck was equally impressive, blasting 25 kills in 51 attempts with seven errors. Combined the two hit for 39 percent on kills in the match.

Game one started off well for the Braves, with UWG hitting 30 percent as a team en route to a 30-26 win. Powered by outside hitter Caycee Hess, the Lady Falcons rallied in game two for a 30-25 victory. Hess had six kills in the game.

Game three was all West Georgia, as the Braves, spurred on by Schoeneck’s four aces, won the game 30-20 for a 2-1 lead.

In game four, UWG jumped out to a 24-21 lead and held off a furious Montevallo rally to win the game and match with a 30-27 triumph.

Hess was solid for the Lady Falcons on the night, blasting 21 kills in the effort. West Georgia’s Amber Barnlund was the only other Brave in double figures in the match, slamming down 12 kills on the evening.

The win moves West Georgia to 17-15 on the year and 5-4 in the Gulf South Conference with a trip to West Florida coming up next week.

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