CHARLOTTE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (8-6, 7-1 CIAA) put up a great effort, but fell short in a hard-fought five-set loss to the Chowan Lady Hawks (9-1, 9-0 CIAA), Sunday morning. The match was a showdown between the two top teams in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) as both teams entered the match with unblemished conference records. However, in the end, the Lady Rams took the five-set loss, 15-25, 25-19, 25-12, 15-25, and 15-13.
The Lady Rams looked impressive at times during the match as the team mounted a 2-1 set lead after the opening three sets of the match, but fell late with losses in the final two sets of play. As team, the Lady Rams gave a solid effort, totaling 34 kills with just 23 attack errors in the match. Senior outside hitter Katelin Wensley led the WSSU attack with nine kills in the match while three other Lady Rams totaled six kills each. Senior libero Katelyn Sigala added another strong defensive effort with 15 digs in the match. Junior middle blocker Darissa Jones added five total blocks (one solo) as well.
With the loss, the Lady Rams fall to 7-1 in the CIAA, but remain unbeaten in CIAA Southern Division play. The team will return to action, Thursday when they host the Shaw Lady Bears in a 6:00 p.m. match. For more information on Lady Rams volleyball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (33^) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.