Photo Courtesy of Jacob Turner
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team dropped a three-set decision (25-14, 25-9, 25-14) at King (Tenn.) University Wednesday night in Bristol, Tenn. The loss moves LMC's record to 1-4 on the season.
Set 1 – Lees-McRae hit a match-high .263 on 19 attacks with nine kills in the opening set. Despite the best offensive effort by the Bobcats in the match, King was able to control the pace of play in stanza hitting .333 on its way to winning the opening frame, 25-14.
Set 2 – The Tornado scored the first three points in the second frame and never looked back. King did not commit an attack error in the frame, while also totaling 11 kills on 18 attempts. With their opponent rolling offensively, the Bobcats could not keep up as the Tornado won the second, 25-9, to take a 2-0 lead.
Set 3 – King still performed well in the third set hitting .400 on 15 attempts. However, the Bobcats helped the Tornado grow their lead thanks to nine attack errors. The miscues by LMC and the continued hot-hitting from King allowed the latter to finish of the match, 25-14.
Stat Standouts – In making his first start of his career Wednesday, Spencer Graf led the way with six kills on nine attacks with just one error for a .556 hitting percentage. Robert Bowling and Wes Rogman also finished with six kills for LMC.
Next Up – LMC will head out on the road once again on Saturday when it travels to North Greenville for another Conference Carolinas clash. First serve for that contest is set for 3 p.m.