Catamount splits conference games at home

WCU volleyball beats The Citadel. Photo by Hana Haden

The WCU volleyball team faced two conference opponents this weekend. On Friday, October 18, the Catamounts quickly swept The Citadel in three sets. Efficient offense from juniors Jordan Timmermann and Addy George and sophomore Cristina Nazario helped the team quickly advance past the Bulldogs.

On Saturday, October 19 WCU played a much tougher challenge in Georgia Southern. The Catamounts lost in three tightly contested sets, with the largest margin being only four points.  Junior Jordan Timmermann was once again a top performer with 11 kills, while Caitlin Piechota added nine kills. Senior Morgan Cochran had a match-high 20 digs, which gives her a career total of 1,978. This puts her just 174 shy of the school record.

“I’ve been really impressed with our volleyball team this year. They have had some huge wins, beating teams like Memphis. I hope they can keep it up through the SoCon Tournament,” said junior women’s basketball player Alex Abraham, who attended both games last weekend.

The team is feeling some urgency as they get into conference play.

“I thought we played well both matches, but we really wanted that one against Georgia Southern. I’m just glad we get to play them again,” said senior Morgan Cochran.

Catamount volleyball now has a record of 15-7, while sitting second in the conference. They begin a four game road trip beginning October 25 at Davidson.  They return home November 9 to play Samford at 6 p.m.