The Lady Bears volleyball team made history tonight and earned their very first win of the season and the entire program, which is just in its second year, tonight on their home court against Wesleyan College. The match was close, stretching all the way into a fifth set, but the Bears emerged victorious.
The energy going onto the court was electric. The Bears were pumped and ready to go, but not until the Bears showed their energy on the court did the fans start paying attention. All of a sudden, it seemed, the Bears had their own cheering quarter. With songs and drum rolls, the fans kept the atmosphere going.
The game was close from beginning to end. Wesleyan won the first point of the first set, and the Bears won the second point. Back and forth they went, until the Bears reached twenty-five points and won the set: another first for the team.
The second set was just as close, which the Bears won also. Set number three was a different story, however. The Bears had a short winning streak of six in a row, until Wesleyan came alive and scored five in a row, followed shortly after by a seven-point streak. Wesleyan won the third set, following the same pattern in the fourth set.
Down to a tie, the teams had one more set to prove themselves. Much like the first set, the points flew from side to side, until the Bears killed the set at fifteen. Even more so than before, the crowds were ecstatic. They had just witness their very own team's first victory. Jessica Epting shined with nine kills and five blocks during the game, and Liz Norton showed her blocking skills with five blocks, as well as two ten.
Head Coach Kevia Elkins was pleased with her teams effort tonight. "I thought we played well in winning the first two games," Elkins said. "When they came back and won the second two games we could have given up, but we showed some maturity we were looking for in being able to come back and win the match" she said. "I was very proud of our effort tonight."
The Lady Bear's next game will be at Faulkner University on Tuesday, September 25