Lady Bobcats Win Season Opener

The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats volleyball team opened their season with a 3-0, (30-22, 30-15, 30-26), win over Concordia College Friday evening at the Northern Virginia Volleyball Association Welcome Back Tournament Friday afternoon. The win marked the first time the Lady Bobcats have started 1-0 under third year Head Coach James Petrik.

Senior Daviana Metti (Cordoba, Argentina, pictured top left) led a well-balanced Lady Bobcat attack with nine kills, while Caty Honey (Geneva, IL) chipped in seven and hit .583 with no errors for the match. Sophomore Katie-Marie Legg (Alta Loma, CA) nailed six kills for the nine-time defending Conference Champions while Whitney Kiser (Connelly Springs, NC) and Natalie Burns (Orlando, FL) recorded a handful of kills a piece. As a team, the Lady Bobcats hit an impressive .451 for the match. Legg and Burns also made big contributions from the service line, registering five and four aces respectively.

Sophomore Trisha Reese (Hanover, PA) handled the setting duties at the net on offense picking up 30 assists.

Defensively, a pair of freshman, Lindsey Brant (Orlando, FL) and Tracey Copley (Virginia Beach, VA), paced the Lady Bobcats with four digs each. At the net, Legg registered a solo block and three block assists, while Honey also added a hat trick of block-assists herself.

The Lady Bobcats will return to action playing East Stroudsburg at 11:00am and UNC-Pembroke at 3:30pm Saturday afternoon to conclude the Northern Virginia Invitational.