BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Junior Keenan Freitas led the team with six kills while the Lees-McRae men's volleyball team fell to King (Tenn.), 11-25, 13-25, 18-25, in Conference Carolinas play Wednesday evening at the Student Center in Bristol, Tenn.
The Tornado (7-20, 4-11 CC) swung better than .340 in each set while Sean Luhmann amassed 10 kills. The Bobcats (1-19, 0-13) saw senior Drew Blecher (York, Pa.) dish out 18 assists.
Junior Dominick Hamilton (Naples, Fla.) paced the defense with five digs.
Junior Mark Shayka (Hamilton, Va.) delivered five kills and a pair of aces.
King led wire-to-wire in the first and used strong defense from Jon Wheaton, who had consecutive block assists late in the set.
LMC held a slim 9-8 advantage in the final frame after a Shayka kill. The Tornado responded with a 7-1 run to grab a 15-10 lead.
Shakya cut the deficit to two with consecutive aces.
Despite a late rally, King staved off the comeback effort to complete the sweep.
The Bobcats will play all of their matches at home and open up the slate with a match against Coker Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. in Williams Gymnasium.
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