Photo Courtesy of Matt Jones
BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team dropped a three-set decision to Erskine College Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium (25-19, 25-20, 25-21).
Set 1 – Erskine began Saturday's match hitting .233 with 11 kills to go along with four blocks. The turning point of the set occurred when Erskine turned a 15-13 lead into an 18-13 lead thanks to a 3-0 run. The Flying Fleet extended their lead to as many as six points, which turned out to be the final differential in the score, 25-19.
Set 2 – After totaling just six kills in the first set, the Bobcats boosted their kill total to 10 in the second set. The duo of Hector Serviat and Tyler Dorfman led these efforts with four kills each in the frame. Even with the improved performance of the Bobcat offense, Erskine was still able to turn the stanza in its favor into a lead as many as six points. Erskine ended up winning the second frame, 25-20.
Set 3- In what proved to be the final set of contest, the Bobcats mounted a rally to erase an early deficit. Thanks to the rally, the score read 20-19 Erskine in the later stages of the frame. The Flying Fleet rattled off a 3-0 run to make it 23-19 before finishing off the sweep, 25-21.
Next Up – The Bobcats will be back in action next Friday when they head out on the road for the final time in the regular season to visit league rival Limestone. First serve is set for 7 p.m.