January 21, 2011

Bobcats sweep pair at D-II/D-III Classic

HARRISBURG, Va. --- The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball posted a pair of three-set victories on the first day of the Hampton Inn & Sleep Inn D-II/D-III Classic on the campus of Eastern Mennonite University, sweeping Kean University and Lancaster Bible College in straight sets.

Lees-McRae (2-1) posted a pair of stellar hitting percentages in each match, attacking at a .393 (35-11-61) clip against Kean and recording a .486 (45-9-74) mark against Lancaster Bible. Chad Mercado (Orlando, Fla.) led the way for the Bobcats with 21 kills on 29 attempts to post a blistering .621 attack percentage.

John Lucas (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Matt Harpenau (Cincinnati, Ohio) recorded 10 and nine kills, respectively, while freshman setter Randy Ramirez (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) posted 61 assists on the day. Harpenau also paced the Bobcats with four blocks, while Mercado and Chris Flood (Louisville, Ky.) each chipped in three stuffs.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Saturday against City College of New York and Medaille College on the second day of the D-II/D-III Classic. The matches are slated for noon and 2 p.m., respectively.

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