The Wolves (6-6, 1-2 GSC) are now a perfect 2-0 at home and haven't even lost a set in The Coliseum as West Alabama (9-6, 2-4) was held down through the first two sets before making a push in set No. 3.
In the first set UWG opened with the first five points and went on to take a 12-5 advantage before the Tigers made their push. UWA came to within two points at 14-12, but from there the Wolves went on an 11-5 run to take the set 25-17.
The second set followed a similar story. West Georgia came out on a strong start, West Alabama pushed back and the Wolves closed out the set in dominating fashion. The final run was 20-8 for the Wolves when they trailed 6-5 to take the second set 25-14.
The Tigers saved their best fight with the game on the line in the third set. Twice the Wolves took 10-point leads at 18-8 and 23-13, but both times UWA made a push. The Tigers brought it to a 23-22 game, down just one point before Emily Reul and Helen Menchinger posted back-to-back kills to win the match.
Reul led the Wolves with 16 kills as Amanda Miles added 10 kills in the win. Amanda Miller had 35 assists and Melissa Holt picked up 17 digs.
Up next West Georgia will go back on the road as they face Union, North Alabama and Christian Brothers — all GSC contests — this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
The University of West Georgia women's soccer team came back from a 2-0 deficit against No. 22 North Alabama to earn a draw at University Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Lions (5-1-1, 2-1-1 GSC) scored in the 14th and 44th minutes to take control of the game and a 2-0 lead into halftime.
From there, the Wolves (2-4-2, 2-0-1) fought back.
Just three minutes into the second half Anna Cusick made it a one-goal game with a diving header that beet the UNA keeper for a 2-1 score. Cusick's first goal of the season was assisted by Myra Fisher.
The tying goal came in the 69th minute as Amalia Hernandez connected with a Lauren Krenshaw cross and headed it in for the tying goal.
The rest of regular time and the pair of 10-minute overtime periods were scoreless for the 2-2 final.
In goal, Mary Laza made seven saves in the game for the Wolves.
West Georgia will put its undefeated conference record back to the test in another home game on Thursday against Valdosta State at 6 p.m.