The Winfield Mt. Union volleyball team played their home triangular last night, and split a pair of games.
The No. 15 Wolves faced Pekin for their first match of the year and dropped the first game 25-14. WMU came back and out fought Pekin in the second game winning 25-22, but the third set went to extra points and Pekin took the win 17-15 and the match 2-1.
Head coach Dave Pieart said first match nerves were the culprit in the first loss, along with some pressure of being No 15.
“There was maybe some pressure from there, some pressure at being at home, some pressure from playing the first time, some pressure because they have some high goals,” Pieart said “You know, there were nerves, and I think we got over those really well for the second match.”
In the second match WMU showed why they were No. 15 beating West Burlington 26-24 and 25-13 to take the match 2-0.
Alicia Escher and Emily Mathews for the Wolves had 13 kills on the night, while Katie Benson helped with 35 assists and Anna Crawford kept the ball from the floor with 27 digs.
The Wolves are 1-1, and will play tomorrow at the West Branch Tournament.
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