NJIT Storms Back to Beat Bobcats

The Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's volleyball team had their two game winning streak snapped Friday evening at the hands of New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders, 3-1. The loss drops the Bobcats record to 4-7 this season.

After opening the match with a gutsy 30-25 win, the home side was unable to sustain their momentum. The Highlanders came back strong to take the next three games. 30-22, 30-26, 30-23.

The senior pair of Justin Wozniel and Justin Harris led the Bobcats attack with 13 kills each. Stephen McDaniel contributed seven kills and 12 digs while Harris also chipped in ten digs. Elias Valentin (pictured top right), the national leader in digs per game (4.34), had a team high 17 digs while Wozniel led the way at the net with five blocks, (four solo, two assist). Luis Lazaballet handled the setting for the Bobcats picking up 33 over the four games while also added a pair of solo blocks.

Both teams will be back in action tomorrow at Williams Gymnasium with NJIT taking on Mount Olive College Trojans at 11:00am and the Bobcats battling the Trojans at 5:00pm.