Volleyball's Season comes to an end with loss to Averett

FR Haley Rising
FR Haley Rising

RALEIGH, N.C. - The #6 seeded NC Wesleyan College Volleyball team's season came to an end on Tuesday evening in the first round of the USA South Tournament as they fell 3-0 to #3 seed Averett University. The match was played in Raleigh on Peace's Campus.

Averett (16-15) then went on to face host Peace (24-5) in the Quarterfinals with #2 Peace coming out victorious in five sets. Wesleyan finishes the season 10-23.

Averett won the first two sets over the Bishops by scores of 25-11 and 25-10 before ending the match 25-14 as the Cougars cruised to the win. Averett hit .332 with 40 kills while NCWC had 20 kills, 34 digs, and 6 assisted blocks.

Leading the Bishops was freshman right side Sydney Barnwell with 8 kills as she hit .200 with an assist, two digs, and a block. Junior middle Hannah Thrasher then had 5 kills and hit .200 as well with 2 digs, an assist and a block.

Junior setter Haileigh Riesenbeck led with 12 assists while adding 3 digs with sophomore OH Callie Cline adding 4 kills, 4 digs, an assist and a block. Freshman libero Devin Lassiter also led the team with 8 digs as she finished with 451 on the season. Cline ended up leading the team with 227 kills while Riesenbeck had 504 assists.