BANNER ELK, N.C. - Chad Mercado sported an impressive .476
hitting percentage on a team high 11 kills in 21 attempts with only
one error to boost the Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's volleyball
team to a 3-0 (30-26, 30-24, 30-24) win over the Warner University
Royals Friday night in Williams Gymnasium on day one of the
Lees-McRae Mountain Classic.
Mercado's 11 kills also tied him for a game high in kills with
three Royals members: Hector Rolle, Shedrick Forbes and Matt
Gizzi. His .476 hitting percentage was a game high.
Colin Kelly added nine kills for the Bobcats and three other
Bobcats tied with six kills: Robert Ritchie, Jeff Black and Ryan
Black. Ritchie had a .417 hitting percentage with six kills on 12
attempts and only one error. Ryan Black led the team with two and
half total blocks. Juan Ramirez dished out 32 assists and recorded
two service aces.
With the win, Lees-McRae improves to 3-1 on the season, while
Warner falls to 6-4.
Lees-McRae will play Missouri Valley on day two of the
tournament Saturday at 7 p.m.