BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team won a pair of matches Saturday. In the first match the team defeated Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone College, 3-1 (30-26, 21-30, 30-20, 30-24), and in the second match the team defeated nonconference Eastern Mennonite, 3-0 (30-26, 30-26, 30-17).
In the first game against Limestone, Chad Mercado led had a match-high 15 kills and a .353 hitting percentage. Raphael Vieira and Steven Bunning had 11 and ten kills respectively. Juan Ramirez handed out 44 assists, and Vieria had six service aces. Kyle Gauger had 16 digs in the match.
In the team's second match against Eastern Mennonite, Mercado again led the Bobcats with 17 kills. Edmund Walkley followed with eight kills, and Vieira and Bunning had seven kills apiece. Mercado again sported a high hitting percentage with a .306 hitting percentage. Ramirez had 35 assists and Gauger had 12 digs. Mercado led the team with seven total blocks.
Lees-McRae will take the hardwood Saturda, March 6th at 1 p.m. against Pfeiffer in Williams Gymnasium.