UWF Volleyball trounces West Alabama on Senior Night
By Shaniqua Magee
The University of West Florida’s Volleyball team routed West Alabama to a final score of 3-1 on Senior Night. UWF (20-7, 12-1 GSC) beat West Alabama (18-8, 10-3) earlier this season with the same result.
Before the start of the game, the three seniors, Nadine Williams, Mackenzie Chrisman, and Makila York for West Florida was recognized.. Williams finished with seven kills and three blocks, Chrisman finished with seven kills and one block, followed by York with nine kills and two blocks. Jordyn Poppen led the Argos with 13.
The Argos had their biggest challenge of the game during the third set, but they managed to win 25-23, with Poppen putting it away to seal the victory.
“Coach likes to say that there is an 80 percent and a 20 percent, and the 20 percent is when you are really in your best game,” Poppen said. “I think when you are in those edges, you are trying to like keep it composed and just back into the 20 percent again was what we were trying to do.”
Key plays and not giving up any points off opportunities on both the offense and defensive end, strung together points.
“That third set was critical,” head coach Melissa Wolter said. “But I am really proud of our seniors for leading the way tonight and notching this win.”
In the midst of the Argo’s struggle in the third set, Coach Melissa Wolter added Kierra Potts into the games line-up. And she gets things going for the Argos with her dynamic energy.
“She is so good off the bench for us,” Wolter said. “Our team loves her, she just really has this great confidence about her and she really has embraced that role coming off the bench and she single handily put us back in the match on Tuesday night and she did it again tonight.”
Potts finished the game with two kills and two blocks and each one of them made a game changer.