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BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team released its 2019 schedule Tuesday morning. The 2019 slate is highlighted by a trip to national power Ohio State along with 13 matches at Williams Gymnasium.
LMC, which finished last season with a record of 4-22, will play six matches in the season's opening month with four of those contests being played at home. Lees-McRae will host Fort Wayne in its season-opener on January 11 before entertaining Bluefield College on January 15. After a trip to Charlotte to take on Queens on January 18, the Bobcats will return home to open league play with tilts against King (Jan. 22) and North Greenville (Jan. 26). Following those matches against the Tornado and North Greenville, the Bobcats will close out January with a road trip to Belmont Abbey on the 30th.
After playing the bulk of its matches at home in January, the complete opposite will occur in February for Lees-McRae. The Bobcats will travel to Emmanuel (Feb. 1), Erskine (Feb. 2), Mount Olive (Feb. 15), Barton (Feb. 16), North Greenville (Feb. 23) and King (Feb. 27) in February. The lone match LMC will play at home will be on February 9 when the squad hosts Limestone.
As the calendar turns to March, the Bobcats will return to the High Country to start the month with non-league matches against Alderson Broaddus (March 1) and Lincoln Memorial (March 9). LMC will then head out on the road to Alderson Broaddus on the 13th before traveling to Ohio State on the 15th. Lees-McRae will then close out March with three conference matches at Williams Gymnasium against Belmont Abbey (March 19), Emmanuel (March 22) and Erskine (March 23) before going out on its final road trip of the regular season to Limestone on March 29.
The final month of the 2019 season will be played mainly in Banner Elk for the Bobcats. LMC will face off against Queens on April 2 in its final non-league match of the season. After that contest, Lees-McRae will host Mount Olive and Barton on April 5-6 to close out the season.
The 2019 Conference Carolinas Men's Volleyball Tournament will begin with four quarterfinal matches on April 13 at the campus sites of the league's top four finishers. The semifinals and final will be played at the site of the tournament's highest remaining seed on April 17-18.