HANCEVILLE – No. 17 Wallace State volleyball remained perfect on the season Tuesday night, sweeping Snead State in a conference tilt at Tom Drake Coliseum. The Lions encountered the strongest push from an league foe thus far, in the second set, but still prevailed 25-16, 26-24, 25-14, receiving strong contributions from their sophomores.
For the sophomores, Amelia Moore, a Clay-Chalkville grad, returned to the starting lineup after a two-week absence and finished with 12 digs and seven kills for the Lions (15-0, 5-0 Alabama Community College Conference). Lesley Bemis contributed eight kills, five digs and three aces, Callie Miller finished with 14 digs, Kaydi Langley had four digs, three assists and two kills, Caelin Light added six assists and Kris Lawson had four kills and two blocks.
The freshmen were also effective.
Brooke Beasley finished with 26 assists and three aces, digs and kills apiece, Jessica Coombs had 10 digs and nine kills, Erica Wicktora added five digs and four kills and Erica Myers contributed five kills.
"Snead State is a good defensive team. Its defense put a lot of pressure on us, especially in the second set. We were a little tentative and not as aggressive as we needed to be," said Wallace State coach Randy Daniel. "We settled down and earned another conference victory. This one was important because we're about to face a crash course of games."
Wallace State hits the road Thursday, playing at Jeff Davis and Faulkner State in a pair of conference matches. The Lions follow it with a weekend trip to Panama City, Fla., to participate in the Gulf Coast State College Tournament.