Photo Courtesy of Jacob Turner
DUE WEST, S.C. – Sophomore Chris Woolslayer notched a career-high 11 kills Saturday afternoon at Erskine, but it proved to be not enough as the Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team dropped a three-set decision to the Flying Fleet (25-15-, 25-19, 25-22). The loss moves Lees-McRae's record to 2-17 overall and 0-11 in conference action in 2018.
Set 1 – In an odd twist both Erskine and Lees-McRae hit exactly .333 in the opening stanza. The difference in the first frame came from the service line. The Flying Fleet went on a 9-0 run to change a three-point advantage (10-7) to a 12-point advantage (19-7) with five of those nine points coming on aces. With Erskine serving so well, the Bobcats fell in the first, 25-15.
Set 2 – It looked like Lees-McRae would answer Erskine in the second frame early on as it led by a 10-7 score. Erskine, however, made a rally thanks to 14 combined errors by the Bobcats to regain the lead and eventually winning the second set, 25-19.
Set 3 – Erskine used a pair of solid stretches in the third set to finish off the sweep of Lees-McRae. The Flying Fleet scored seven of the first 10 points to stake themselves to an early 7-3 lead. LMC rallied to pull back in front, 14-13, but a 6-0 run by Erskine put the latter in front for good eventually winning the frame, 25-22.
Next Up – LMC will be back in action next Wednesday when it travels to Charlotte to take on Queens University in a non-conference tilt. The Royals, who beat the Bobcats in four sets earlier this season in Banner Elk, and Bobcats are slated to get underway at 7 p.m.