Asheville (9-7) won its fifth match in its last seven matches. The victory also avenges a 3-1 defeat to the Catamounts earlier this year.
Meredith Foster had a sensational match with nine kills in 15 attempts as she hit .600 with no errors. She added four blocks. Anna Moore contributed eight kills and seven digs for the home team. Setter Hallie Morse had six digs and three blocks. Sophomore libero Alex Stewart contributed 16 digs.
Western Carolina (7-13) was led by Caitlin Piechota with nine kills. Jordan Zimmerman added eight kills and nine digs.
"We played very well tonight. This was an excellent win for our team to get a well-coached Western Carolina team," stated Asheville coach Frederico Santos. "Everyone contributed for us throughout the evening and when we had to key points we were able to get them this evening. This is a big victory for our club before an important conference weekend at home."
The Bulldogs led from start to finish in the first set as Miller had four kills as Asheville won handily 25-16.
The second set was much different as neither squad could get a big lead. The set was tied at 23-23 before WCU was called for a setting error to put Asheville in front 24-23. Foster and Miller combined on a block on the next Catamount attack to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead at intermission.
The third set was close as WCU used a 6-1 run to grab an 18-17 lead. The home team fought back with three points to take the lead as Holly Shelton had two kills in the run. Asheville eventually led 24-20 after a Catamount service error before the visitors struck for two points on a kill from Rebecca Stoltz and a block to make it 24-22.
Santos called a time-out and the Bulldogs responded. Foster recorded the final kill of the match as Asheville won 25-22.
The Bulldogs will be at home twice this week in Big South Conference action. They'll host Presbyterian College on Friday at 7 p.m. and Winthrop Saturday at 4:30 p.m.