Bobcats handle Lions in four sets

Box score

CINCINNATI, Ohio --- The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team utilized a balanced attack and eight blocks en route to a 3-1 victory over the College of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday evening.

Lees-McRae (1-1) posted a .276 hitting percentage on the night, recording 71 digs and eight blocks, while limiting Mount St. Joseph (0-1) to a -.011 clip on the attack. The Bobcats won the match by scores of 25-10, 22-25, 25-20, and 25-17.

Matt Harpenau (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Sam Sheers (Centerville, Ohio) paced the Bobcats with eight kills each, while John Lucas (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Dylan Kembre (West Chester, Ohio) added seven and six smashes, respectively.

Randy Ramirez (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) and Kembre posted 21 and 20 assists, respectively, while Efrain Negron (Orlando, Fla.) chipped in a match-high 22 digs. Lucas also added 11 digs and three blocks, while Harpenau and Joshua Jones (Christmas, Fla.) each posted three stuffs.

Brad Miller led the way for Mount St. Joseph with a match-high nine kills, while Nick Jennings chipped in a contest-best 23 assists. Miller and Luke Eschenbach added nine and eight digs each, while Eschenbach also posted six kills.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Saturday, January 21 when the Bobcats host Lindenwood University at 7 p.m. in Williams Gymnasium.

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