Carrollton, Ga. – The Augusta University Volleyball team fell to the West Georgia Wolves in five sets. The Jags are now 11-3 on the season, while the Wolves improve to 8-6.
Leading the way for the Jags was the recently crowned PBC Player of the Week Nicolette Ramos with 18 kills and a pair of service aces. Kylie Martin had a solid match as well, notching 14 kills along with a team high 17 digs to earn another double-double.
In the first set, the Wolves and Jags battled to the wire, but the home team would eventually prevail with a 25-23 set victory. Augusta opened the set on an 8-3 run. The Wolves battled back to tie things up at 14-14 around the midway point. Both teams kept trading points before the home team managed a 3-0 ring late to take a 20-17 lead. West Georgia would hold that lead despite some quality battles from the Jags.
Set two saw both teams trading points early on. Neither team could hold their serve. The Wolves would break the 3-3 tie with a quick 3-0 run to build momentum. Augusta was able to keep the set fairly close, but with the score 10-7, the Wolves went on a 6-1 run to start pulling away. The Jags were unable to recover in the set, only managing another nine points before West Georgia would close out the set 25-16.
In the third set, Augusta would again be trailing, this time 7-3 after the first 10 points. The Jags fought back and would eventually turn the tables in the set. Both teams would continue to trade points after the Jaguars battled to tie it before Augusta managed to pull out back-to-back points at the end to earn a victory 25-23.
The Jaguars opened up strong in the fourth set, trading with West Georgia. Tied 3-3, Augusta exploded with a 10-1 run to make it 13-4. The Jaguars absolutely dominated the rest of the set, allowing the Wolves to only five more points and winning 25-9.
The comeback would fall short for the Jags as West Georgia would take the deciding fifth set by a score of 15-7. The Wolves opened the set with a 6-2 run, forcing the Jaguars to burn a timeout. Things only got worse however, as West Georgia came out of the break scoring three more unanswered points. With the Augusta down 10-3 they were forced to take another timeout to try and regroup. After the Jags managed a 4-3 run, the Wolves decided to take a short timeout of their own with the score 13-7, before coming back and winning the last two points to finish the match.
The Jags return to action for their first conference battle of the year when they head to St. Augustine, Fla. to face off with Flagler, this Friday at 6:00 p.m.