By James Vallone
PENSACOLA, Fla. – On the second stop for the Gulf South roadtrip weekend, the volleyball team stopped off at West Florida and suffered their first loss of the season, 3-0, giving the Argos consecutive sweeps of their opponents this weekend.
The Lady Hawks were led by the duo of Jordan Corder and Tanequa Whitman. Whitman showed why she leads the team in digs for the season with another 22 for the day, and Corder getting 16 for the only players in double digits. Corder continued her climb up the career totals for assists by getting 26 during the match. Leslie Welch and Jasmine Crook each recorded eight kills to be at the top of the Lady Hawks scorecard.
West Florida (5-5, 2-0 Gulf South) is coming off of a week that saw them travel to Colorado and defeat the defending national champions, and No. 1-ranked team in the country, Concordia-St. Paul, 3-1, to earn their ranking inside of the Top 25 poll. The Argos also sport the defending GSC Defensive Player of the Week in Autumn Duyn. Duyn recorded 16 digs and 10 kills against the Lady Hawks for the match.
The Lady Hawks are now 6-1 overall and 1-1 in the Gulf South, with their first home matches of the season upcoming this week. On September 18, Piedmont comes to the Winthrop-King Centre for a 6:30 pm match and on September 21, Gulf South foe West Alabama comes to Rome for a 7 pm match.