The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats volleyball team closed out their
regular season with a 3-0, (30-22, 30-17, and 30-21), win over
Mount Olive in a rematch of last year's Carolinas-Virginia Athletic
Conference Championship Saturday afternoon. Seniors Amanda
Huffaker and Lacie Smith were honored prior to the match, marking
the final home game for the pair of Preseason AVCA All
As they have for the past four years, Smith (pictured left) and
Huffaker (pictured below) helped the Lady Bobcats cruise to the
three game sweep, the team's fifteenth this season, with eleven and
eight kills respectively. Daviana Metti and Caty Honey also got in
the offense with twelve and eight themselves, while Dani Usedom and
Smith took care of the back court with thirteen and ten digs
apiece. Honey and Katie Legg took care of things for the Lady
Bobcats up front with a solo block and five block assists each,
sending the Lady Bobcats into next weekend's CVAC tournament on a
nine game winning streak, and clinching the top seed.
Sam Mitchell paced Mount Olive with a match high 12 kills while
Nikki Murphy posted the match high in digs with fourteen. Anna
Luft contributed four kills and two service aces, and Jamie Werling
added nineteen assists for the Lady Trojans who finish the season
as the seventh seed in the CVAC tournament with an 8-12 conference
record, (9-19 overall).
The Lady Bobcats nine game consecutive win streak, which
includes six three game sweeps, is the longest under second year
Head Coach Jamie Petrik, improving the Lady Bobcats to 26-7, (18-2
CVAC). The Lady Bobcats went on an eight game win streak prior to
their current streak, tying last season's record.
Lees-McRae and Limestone finished the season with identical CVAC
records to share the regular season title. The Lady Bobcats won
the tie breaker for top seed with a better win percentage in
Lees-McRae will play the winner of the Barton - Pfeiffer match
up in quarterfinal action of the CVAC Tournament hosted at
affiliate member Converse.