HANCEVILLE, ALA. — Wallace State’s volleyball team clinched an 11th consecutive Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) regular-season championship on Wednesday night after sweeping Lawson State at Tom Drake Coliseum.

Wallace State prevailed 25-17, 25-21, 25-16, improving to 22-7 overall and a perfect 11-0 in conference play. The Lions have won 70 consecutive conference matches, an undefeated span stretching over five seasons.

“Winning the regular season is always a great accomplishment and harder than winning a conference tournament. Any team can get hot in a tournament and ride emotion. Winning at home and away during the regular season is impressive, especially when everyone is gunning for you,” said Wallace State coach Randy Daniel. “This team has had to battle and fight much harder than some teams in the past, and that’s okay. That should make you tougher.”

Wallace State had five players register at least four kills against Lawson State, including sophomore Courtlyn Barber, who finished with a team-high 10 kills and added six digs.

Maya Jones had six kills for Wallace State, Lexie Riggins and Karlee Hale each added five and Alex Wiggins finished with four.

McKenzie Boland racked up a team-high 31 assists. Madison Turner had a team-high eight digs. Katie Edwards finished with seven digs and Karmahn Hall and Alexis Snow added six digs apiece.

“We’ve tried to maintain the same lineups the last four or five matches and that’s helped us. Courtlyn Barber and Katie Edwards have both provided senior leadership and consistency when we needed it most down the stretch,” said Daniel, whose team has four conference matches remaining.

Riggins is third in the conference with 283 kills and second in kills per set (3.29). Jones is sixth with 256 kills. Boland is second in the conference with 917 assists and first with 10.08 assists per set.

As the regular season champion, Wallace State has secured the top seed in the ACCC/Region 22 tournament to be held Nov. 2-4 at Tom Drake Coliseum. Wallace State will seek its 10th straight tournament title that weekend.

Wallace State continues conference action on Friday, hosting Coastal Alabama-South at 3 p.m. The Lions are also hosting the annual Fall Bash at Tom Drake Coliseum this weekend.

Wallace State plays Catawba Valley at 7 p.m. on Friday. On Saturday, Wallace State plays Vincennes University at 8 a.m. and Spartanburg Community College at noon.

For more information about Wallace State athletics, visit www.athletics.wallacestate.edu or the athletics Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Wallace-State-Community-College-Athletics-238544719506181/

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Wallace State sophomore Courtlyn Barber skies for a kill attempt in the Lions’ match vs. Lawson State.

Wallace State sophomore Courtlyn Barber skies for a kill attempt in the Lions’ match vs. Lawson State.

 

Wallace State’s Alex Wiggins records a dig against Lawson State. She finished the match with four kills and three digs.

Wallace State’s Alex Wiggins records a dig against Lawson State. She finished the match with four kills and three digs.

 

Wallace State players, including Madison Turner (20), Alexis Snow (4) and Maya Jones (9) attempt to keep a ball from hitting the ground on Wednesday night.

Wallace State players, including Madison Turner (20), Alexis Snow (4) and Maya Jones (9) attempt to keep a ball from hitting the ground on Wednesday night.

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