HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Wallace State’s 16th-ranked volleyball team is off to a resounding start.
The Lions (4-0) won all four of their matches over the weekend at the season-opening Spartanburg Methodist Invitational. They defeated Spartanburg (25-14, 25-18, 25-17), Walters State (25-12, 25-16, 25-16), St. John’s River State College (25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 17-25, 15-12) and Bryant & Stratton College (25-8, 25-8, 25-12).
Wallace State had multiple players put together strong 2018 debuts.
Sophomore transfer McKenzie Boland finished with 119 assists, 14 digs and five kills over the four-match stretch. Alexis Snow, a freshman libero from Danville, had 73 digs, Maya Jones compiled 36 kills and six blocks and sophomore Alex Wiggins had 33 kills and 26 digs.
Lexie Riggins, last season’s ACCC Tournament MVP, added 28 kills and five digs for Wallace State, and Courtlyn Barber had 28 digs and 11 kills. Freshman Karlee Hale finished with 26 kills, Kaitlyn Doyle had 11 kills and Madison Turner contributed 16 digs.
Wallace State opens Alabama Community College Conference play this week, traveling to Snead State on Wednesday and Coastal Alabama-South on Friday.
The Lions are the nine-time defending ACCC champions.
Wallace State women’s tennis
Wallace State’s women’s tennis team defeated Snead State, 8-1, over the weekend in fall action.
Nicole Barron (8-0, 8-0), Maggie Taylor (7-5, 6-0), Mary Ann Wolfe (3-6, 6-0, 6-2), Emily Perry (6-4, 5-7, 6-2) and Haley Putman (6-1, 6-0) each earned singles victories for Wallace State.
In doubles action, Barron and Taylor won 8-2. Wolfe and Perry won 8-1 and Lucas and Putman prevailed 8-5.
For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu.
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