Photo Courtesy of Sammy Croft
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team will hit the road this weekend to take on Erskine Friday and Emmanuel (GA) on Saturday. First serve for those matches are scheduled for 7 and 1 p.m., respectively.
Last Time Out – Lees-McRae picked up its third win of the season last Friday when it swept Pfeiffer at Williams Gymnasium. LMC's record improved to 3-5 on the season with the victory.
Get the Brooms Out – In all three of LMC's wins so far in 2017 it has won by identical 3-0 scores. It marks the most sweeps for the Bobcats since the 2014 season where they totaled seven.
Ace Up Their Sleeve – The Bobcats notched a season-high eight service aces in the victory over Pfeiffer. Three of the eight aces came from freshman Karl Deichmann, which marked a new career-high for the Naperville, Ill. Native. It was the most aces for LMC since March 19, 2016 when it totaled 12 aces in a 3-1 win over Bluefield.
Series Rewind – Both Erskine and Emmanuel have had LMC's number as of late. The Flying Fleet has won the last six meetings against Lees-McRae, while EC swept the season series from the Bobcats last season. Lees-McRae last defeated Erskine in 2013, and its last victory over Emmanuel was in 2015.