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2014 Men's Volleyball News

April 9, 2014
Bobcats Bounced by Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas Quarterfinals, 3-1
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Senior Matt Harpenau capped off his highly-touted LMC career with 14 kills while LMC notched 11 total team blocks in a 14-25, 18-25, 25-21, 21-25 loss to No. 3 Mount Olive in the Conference Carolinas Men’s Volleyball Quarterfinals at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C. on Wednesday evening.

April 5, 2014
LMC Takes Erskine to Wire; Falls 3-1 on Senior Day
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Seniors Matt Harpenau and Kevin Morrison made the most of their final home game while each accumulated double-digit kills, but LMC fell short in a tightly-contested battle against Erskine, 25-23, 24-26, 22-25, 24-26, on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

April 4, 2014
Bobcats End Up on Short End Against Limestone, 3-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior duo of Matt Harpenau (14) and Randy Ramirez (12) registered double-digit kills, but LMC fell in a close battle with Limestone, 21-25, 22-25, 24-26, in Conference Carolinas action Friday night at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

March 29, 2014
Bobcats Drop Match to Pfeiffer, 3-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball squad fell victim to a balanced attack by Pfeiffer while getting swept, 23-25, 24-26, 19-25, in Conference Carolinas play Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

March 26, 2014
Men's Volleyball Suffers Loss at King, 3-1
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle notched a match-high 23 kills while senior Efrain Negron impressed defensively with 13 digs, but LMC fell to an emotionally-charged King squad, 25-22, 18-25, 22-25, 19-25, in Conference Carolinas men’s volleyball action Wednesday evening at the Student Center in Bristol, Tenn.

March 22, 2014
Men's Volleyball Stumbles Against Barton, 3-2
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Matt Harpenau cranked out a match-high 20 kills while LMC hit better than .450 in consecutive sets, but fell in a five-set battle to Barton, 23-25, 25-18, 25-19, 19-15, 8-15, in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

March 21, 2014
Men's Volleyball Falls Short in Five-Set Thriller to Mount Olive
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- A trio of Lees-McRae men’s volleyball players registered double-digit kills, but LMC fell in a five-set thriller to Mount Olive, 25-23, 15-25, 23-25, 25-16, 15-12, in front of a raucous crowd in Williams Gymnasium Friday evening in Banner Elk, N.C.

March 15, 2014
Men's Volleyball Falls at No. 13 Ball State, 3-1
MUNCIE, Ind. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle notched a team-high 11 kills, but LMC fell to No. 13 Ball State, 19-25, 19-25, 29-27, 3-25, in its final nonconference match of the year at Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind. Saturday evening.

March 14, 2014
No. 12 IPFW Thwarts LMC, 3-0
FORT WAYNE, Ind. --- Lees-McRae senior Matt Harpenau (15) and sophomore Brady Markle (11) registered double digit kills, but LMC fell 11-25, 22-25, 15-25 to No. 12 IPFW in nonconference action Friday night at Gates Sports Center in Fort Wayne, Ind.

March 8, 2014
Bobcats Fall Short at Erskine, 3-1
DUE WEST, S.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Matt Harpenau and sophomore Brady Markle registered a dozen kills each while LMC took the first set, but fell in the final three, 25-18, 19-25, 19-25, 21-25, to Erskine at Belk Arena in Due West, S.C.

March 7, 2014
Men's Volleyball Suffers Sweep at Limestone, 3-0
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball team couldn’t find its offensive rhythm in the first two sets while falling at Limestone, 20-25, 15-25, 21-25, in Conference Carolinas action Friday evening at the Timken Center in Gaffney, S.C.

March 1, 2014
Men's Volleyball Stays Hot; Wins Two at Coker Tournament
HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Matt Harpenau racked up 36 kills in two games while LMC swept Sacred Heart, 3-0, before downing Coker, 3-1, at the Coker Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Timberlake Lawton Gymnasium in Hartsville, S.C.

February 25, 2014
Negron, Harpenau Lead Dominating Bobcat Performance Over Belmont Abbey, 3-0
BELMONT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Matt Harpenau crushed a match-high 19 kills and senior teammate Efrain Negron collected a season-high 21 digs while LMC swept Belmont Abbey for the second time this season, 25-17, 30-28, 25-8, Tuesday night in Conference Carolinas action at the Wheeler Center in Belmont, N.C.

February 22, 2014
Men's Volleyball Falls at NJIT, 3-1
NEWARK, N.J. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle delivered a match-high 20 kills, but LMC struggled offensively in a 25-21, 19-25, 17-25, 17-25 loss at NJIT in nonconference action at the Fleisher Center in Newark, N.J.

February 21, 2014
Men's Volleyball Stuffs Rutgers-Newark; Pushes Streak to Four, 3-0
NEWARK, N.J. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle smashed a game-high 13 kills and senior Matt Harpenau tallied six block assists while LMC dominated on both sides of the ball in a sweep of Rutgers-Newark, 25-19, 25-21, 25-21, Friday evening at The Golden Dome in Newark, N.J.

February 18, 2014
Balanced Attack Keeps Men's Volleyball Perfect at Home, 3-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball used a balanced attack while collecting its third consecutive win on its way to a sweep of King University, 25-17, 25-19, 25-23, in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday night at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 15, 2014
Offense Serves LMC Past Coker, 3-1
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball team had five players register at least five kills during an impressive offensive display while LMC hit .390 on the day in a 25-17, 25-22, 23-25, 25-18 win against Coker in nonconference play Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 14, 2014
Markle, Harpenau Register 20 Kills; LMC Staves Off Pfeiffer, 3-2
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- Senior Matt Harpenau (21) and sophomore Brady Markle (20) registered at least 20 kills while LMC held off a furious rally to win an exciting five-set bout against Conference Carolina foe Pfeiffer, 25-21, 25-19, 18-25, 23-25, 20-18 Friday afternoon at Merner Gym in Misenheimer, N.C.

February 11, 2014
Freshmen Duo Excel in Bobcat Sweep of Milligan, 3-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The freshmen duo of Gabriel Rivera and Keenan Freitas paced a strong-minded Lees-McRae defensive effort while LMC held Milligan to a hitting percentage of -.014 in a sweep, 25-16, 25-19, 25-12, in an exhibition match Tuesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 8, 2014
Men's Volleyball Falls in Five-Set Thriller at Barton
WILSON, N.C. --- Senior Matt Harpenau dominated with a season-high 21 kills, but a shaky first set loomed large while the Lees-McRae men’s volleyball game lost a heartbreaking five-set thriller, 15-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19, 15-17 at Barton in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at the Dog House in Wilson, N.C.

February 7, 2014
LMC Swept at Mount Olive, 3-0
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball team stumbled out of the gate and was unable to recover on its way to being swept, 20-25, 15-25, 26-28, by Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas action Friday night at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C.

February 4, 2014
Bobcats Cruise Past Belmont Abbey, 3-0
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball team hit .545 in the second set and held Belmont Abbey below .000 in the final two sets on its way to a 25-21, 25-11, 25-15, sweep Tuesday evening in Conference Carolinas action at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 1, 2014
Bobcats Dominate McKendree in Sweep, 3-0
ST. CHARLES, Mo. --- Senior Kevin Morrison recorded a match-high 13 kills while the Lees-McRae men’s volleyball impressed on both sides of the ball on its way to a sweep of McKendree, 25-17, 25-21, 25-13, to conclude play at the Lindenwood Classic Saturday morning at Robert F. Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

January 31, 2014
Men's Volleyball Earns Split at Lindenwood Classic
ST. CHARLES, Mo. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball team split a pair of matches on the opening night of the Lindenwood Classic while winning a five-set thriller against Quincy in the opener, before losing 3-0 to host-Lindenwood in the night cap Friday evening at Robert F. Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo.

January 25, 2014
Bobcats Maneuver Past St. Francis in Thriller, 3-2
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Brady Markle and senior Matt Harpenau recorded double digit kills while the LMC men’s volleyball team won a five-set thriller, 3-2, against St. Francis (PA) Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 24, 2014
Men's Volleyball Postponed Due to Travel Issues
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball Conference Carolina match against Belmont Abbey has been postponed due to travel issues. The match was slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 21, 2014
Winter Storm Postpones Men's Volleyball Match
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball exhibition match against Milligan has been postponed due a winter storm in the area. Opening serve was slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 18, 2014
Senior Duo Propels LMC to Victory at Mount St. Joseph, 3-1
CINCINNATI, Ohio --- Lees-McRae men’s volleyball senior duo Randy Ramirez and Matt Harpenau ignited an effective offensive attack while LMC downed Mount St. Joseph, 23-25, 25-21, 25-19, 25-14 to collect its first victory of the 2014 campaign at Harrington Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.

January 17, 2014
Bobcats Swept in Opener at No. 15 Ohio State, 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball team fell behind early in each set of its season opener and dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 15 Ohio State, 12-25, 12-25, 14-25 at St. John’s Arena in Columbus, Ohio Friday evening.

January 13, 2014
Bobcats Men's Volleyball Tabbed Fifth in Conference Carolina Coaches' Poll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae men’s volleyball team was tabbed to finish fifth in the Conference Carolina coaches’ poll for the 2014 season, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.

August 7, 2013
Kadija Fornah named assistant volleyball coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Kadija Fornah has been named the new assistant men and women's volleyball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced head coach Dave Schmidlin Wednesday.