UNCW scored the final eight points of the fourth set to knock off visiting William & Mary, 3-1, in Colonial Athletic Association volleyball action Saturday at Hanover Hall.
UNCW improved to 4-20 on the season and raised its record to 3-10 in the CAA. The Tribe, meanwhile, slipped to 4-14 and 1-12 in the league.
With the Seahawks trailing 22-17 in the fourth set, a Tribe service error ignited the match-ending rally. Three consecutive blocks by UNCW narrowed the deficit to 22-21 and forced a W&M timeout. Back-to-back hitting errors by W&M gave the Seahawks the lead, 23-22. Katie Lanz then pushed it to match point with her ninth kill of the afternoon. Lanz and Brooke Hanshumaker teamed on the final point on a block for the final point. Hanshumaker had three of her four blocks on the match in that run.
William & Mary’s Lauren Merrill held match-high honors with 17 kills and posted 15 digs. Maddie Meyers also compiled a double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs. Anna Porter finished with 29 digs to lead all players.
The series concludes on Sunday with a 1 p.m. start. UNCW will honor and recognize the three seniors playing their final match at Hanover Hall before the match.