No. 17 Wallace State volleyball rolls past Faulkner State at home, improves to 14-0

HANCEVILLE – Wallace State volleyball has resumed its yearly conference dominance. The 17th-ranked Lions notched their fourth Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) victory of the season Thursday afternoon, cruising to a 25-9, 25-11, 25-19 win over Faulkner State at Tom Drake Coliseum and improving to 14-0.

Wallace State volleyball is undefeated in regular-season conference play since the midway point of the 2007 season, and this year's squad has quickly extended the streak, sweeping all four league matches.

Indiana native Jessica Coombs, a 5-foot-8 freshman, set the tone Thursday against the Sun Chiefs. Coombs racked up seven aces, seven kills, nine digs and four blocks en route to the Lions grabbing a 11-2 lead in the first set. Coombs has immediately proved she can fulfill multiple roles for the Lions.

"Jessica is a good all-around player for us. She is aggressive, has a great work ethic and loves to win," said Wallace State coach Randy Daniel. "She has found her role with this team."

Lesley Bemis aided Wallace State's attack with nine kills, three aces and two digs, Brooke Beasley had 19 assists and four digs, Erica Baker and Bekah Myers combined for 17 kills, Kris Lawson finished with seven kills and a pair of digs and Caelin Light added 10 assists and two digs.

"It's another important conference win for us. Faulkner State is a good team. We got them out of their rhythm early, but they settled down and played well," Daniel said. "We just need to keep playing and playing in order to get better."

Wallace State hosts Snead State on Tuesday, beginning at 6 p.m. at Tom Drake Coliseum.

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