UWF Volleyball completes homestand undefeated with sweep over Shorter
By Shaniqua Magee
The UWF Argonauts gained another victory after beating Shorter University 3-0.
The No. 13 nation ranked Argos (16-4, 8-1 GSC) stretched their winning streak to eight after Saturday’s match.
The Argos came out hot and ready to play in the beginning. Although losing some momentum towards the end of the first set and seeing the same minor setbacks carried over into the second set, the Argos rallied and took care of business against the Hawks(7-9, 4-5).
“I am really proud of our players, especially weathering that storm in that second set and responding to a call that we should have had but that is the nature of the game,” head coach Melissa Wolter said. “It is not about the calls that are made, or you think should have been made in a different way and I think we responded really well.”
Senior Makila York finished the game with 14 kills for by 12 from senior Nadine Williams.
Wolter also put new faces on the floor, Phoebe Hozeska and Kierra Potts. Hozeska had two kills.
“I am just feeling it today,” said Makila York. “We were able to bounce back from last night’s victory and come in again and play at the same high level, which is a really big thing for us, so moving forward after this win, we just focus on going hard every single time and getting it done in at least three sets. We are trying to sweep them every single time.”
The Argos will take on their two next opponents, Union and Christian Brothers, on the road before competing in the Regional Crossover tournament in two weeks. They will return to the UWF Field House for the final homestead against West Alabama for the Pack it Pink night, and then Senior Night against Mississippi College.
“I am still learning about this team,” Wolter said. “Having a team that we have, we are so deep in every position and on any given night I feel that we can call on any one of those players to get it done do it is really nice to be able to see [Hozeska] step into the lineup, but there have been games where she started and same with [Potts]. I feel like anybody on our bench at any given point can come in and make things happen and that is certainly what happened today.”