UNCW suffers first home loss to Western Carolina

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UNCW suffers first home loss to Western Carolina

No. 15 Kendall Bender and no. 5 Madison Peters

No. 15 Kendall Bender and no. 5 Madison Peters

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No. 15 Kendall Bender and no. 5 Madison Peters

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Noah Powers/The Seahawk

No. 15 Kendall Bender and no. 5 Madison Peters

Zachary Kilby, Contributing Writer

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Just as fall weather starts to be felt outside in Wilmington, N.C., the heat remained on the Seahawks inside of Trask Coliseum on Saturday as they took on Western Carolina. UNC Wilmington followed up Friday’s win against Drake with a hard loss to the Catamounts. This marks the Seahawks’ first home loss this season and only their third loss overall. 

The Seahawks (9-3) started day two of the Hampton Inns Classic with a tough 3-1 loss (20-25, 25-22, 24-26, 19-25) to the Catamounts (6-7). Madison Peters had herself a game; leading the Seahawks with 15 kills and a .387 hit percentage. 

“Just a little extra focus throughout the game,” said Peters when asked about what the team needed to improve upon. 

The Lady Seahawks have already taken giant steps forward as a team. After a 15-12 record in 2018, UNCW looks to improve their record dramatically just one year later. 

“This year has a neat sense of chemistry,” said UNCW assistant coach David Fischer. “We have a strong Junior class and all of the girls have welcomed the newcomers. We are really happy with the outlook that we have for this season.”

The Seahawks looked to close out the Hampton Inns Classic with a win over NC A&T. For a recap of that matchup, click here