Western Carolina’s volleyball team opened its season Saturday with losses to UNC-Asheville and Davidson in the Wildcat Classic at Davidson.

A planned match against N.C. Central was not played.

UNC-A won 25-23, 14-25, 25-20, 25-15.

Merry Gebel put down 14 kills for the Lady Cats. Sarah Janourova recorded 18 assists and 16 digs. Sydney Carlson handed out 22 assists, and Destinee Dorsey came up with 19 digs.

Davidson took a 29-27, 23-25, 25-17, 25-23 victory in the second match of the day.

Bailey Hartsough led in kills with 15, and Gebel had 14 to go with 12 digs. Janourova and Carlson totaled 26 and 23 assists, respectively. Dorsey led with 31 digs, followed by Noelle Soldo with 13.