FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Winston-Salem State Lady Rams (11-9, 10-2 CIAA) gave it their all, but the team fell short in a tough three-set loss to the Fayetteville State Lady Broncos (10-6, 8-4 CIAA), Monday evening. The Lady Rams kept all three sets close, but in the end, the team took the tough 25-18, 27-25, and 25-21.
Slow starts plagued the Lady Rams in the first two sets of the match while a late FSU surge proved costly in the third set. In the opening set, the Lady Rams fell into an early 0-5 deficit and could not recover. The team also struggled early in the second set, but battled back late to tie the match, 24-24. In the end, an FSU kill and a WSSU ballhandling error ended the set. In the final set, the Lady Rams trailed by one point, 21-22, but the team allowed three straight points to end the match and took the loss.
The loss came in spite of a solid overall effort by the Lady Rams as the team totaled 32 kills in the match. Junior setter Kayla Brass led the WSSU effort with a double-double 20 assists and a team-high 13 digs in the match while senior outside hitter Katelin Wensley led the way for the Lady Rams offense with eight kills. Senior libero Katelyn Sigala recorded 11 digs in the match as well.
With the loss, the Lady Rams remain in first place in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division, but their lead in the division is reduced to just one game. The Lady Rams will remain on the road for their next action when the team heads to Misenheimer, N.C. to take on the Pfeiffer Falcons. For more information on Lady Rams volleyball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.