BUCKHANNON – On Senior Day, the West Virginia Wesleyan Lady Bobcat volleyball team put together their finest performance of the 2016 season with a dominating 3-0 victory over the Notre Dame Falcons today in Rockefeller Center.
The Lady Bobcats won the Mountain East Conference affair – 25-13, 29-27 and 25-18.
Wesleyan fell behind early in the first set by a 6-2 score, but it was all Lady Bobcats after that.
A kill by Notre Dame's Melissa Maczuzak ended the run and made it a 7-7 game, but a kill from Baumann and King treated Wesleyan to a 9-7 lead and it was a lead they wouldn't give up the rest of the set.
Up 17-13, Wesleyan finished off the set scoring eight straight points with Leah Blend ending the set with a kill.
Nursing a 5-4 lead in the second set, King had two consecutive kills and an attack error by Notre Dame increased the Wesleayn lead to 8-4.
A kill by King put Wesleyan on the verge of the victory at 24-22, but Notre Dame scored the next three points to grab a 25-24 advantage.
Wesleyan fought off two match points and scored the last three points of the set.
Down 27-26, King, Ebonie Hicks and Baumann each had a kill to give Wesleyan a 29-27 victory.
In the third set, Wesleyan trailed 5-4 but scored the next nine points to take a 13-5 advantage.
Leading 20-17, Wesleyan scored four straight on three attack errors and a kill by King.
Following a kill by Notre Dame, King ended the game with a kill with the assist going to Paulina Nottingham.
King played extremely well leading the team with 19 kills and a .469 kill percentage.
Nottingham had a game-high 37 assists.
Lexi Walsh had a game high 19 digs.
The win ended a three-game losing streak for the Lady 'Cats as they improved to 10-21 overall and 5-11 in the MEC.
Notre Dame dropped to 16-17 and 8-8 in the MEC.
Wesleyan will close out their regular season this Tuesday when they host Salem International.
The contest will begin at 7 p.m.
(Photo courtesy of Peter Galarneau Jr.)