All the sets were played very closely, with the Lady Hawks able to sweep; 25-21, 26-24, 25-23. Shorter played strong and was able to outhit their opponent, .256 to .187. The final set saw Shorter (14-5) have its strongest performance, hitting a game high .278.
The first set saw Shorter overcome a 20-15 deficit, while the second set saw the host Vikings establish a five point lead early that the Lady Hawks were able to surpass. Shorter led for most of the final set with the clinching victory, 25-23.
Leslie Welch led the way with 15 kills while hitting .737. Jasmine Crook added 12 kills.
Tanequa Whitman accounted for 12 digs, with Megan Pepe pitching in with 10 digs of her own.
Jordan Corder tallied 39 of the teams 43 assists.
The victory marks an end to the three-game losing streak and sets the Lady Hawks up for a rematch versus Lee. The Flames are riding a season high 10 match win streak, but have had a week off since the last time they played. The last match for the Flames was when Shorter visited Cleveland, Tenn. on October 11.
The Winthrop-King Centre will serve as the location for the match versus Lee tomorrow night at 7 pm.
Shorter will be looking to start a new trend against Lee, as both schools are in transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II with membership into the Gulf South Conference.
Lady Hawks fall in matchup versus No. 4 West Florida, 6-0
The action started quick, West Florida (14-1-0, 7-0-0 GSC) was able to score 31 seconds into the game when Chelsea Palmer was able to register her 10th goal on the season. Palmer would add another first half goal to help establish a 4-0 halftime lead.
Shorter (3-10-1, 2-4-1 GSC) tallied four shots in the game. Sarah Story, coming off of her third selection as the Gulf South Conference Defender of the Week, was able to make a save on Helena Farinha's shot in the 29th minute to maintain the shutout between GSC opponents.
Katie Stachula was able to add seven more saves to her season total. She now has 68 saves this year, which ranks sixth in school history for a season. She sits one save behind the fifth place mark established in 2007.
This was the final of two regular season match ups for the schools.
The Lady Hawks play next at Ben Brady Field on Saturday, October 20 as they host West Georgia with a 2 pm start time.