Gaffney, SC--The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats remained perfect in Conference Carolinas play, improving to 4-0 with a come from behind win over Limestone College Saturday afternoon. The Lady Bobcats improve to 8-7 overall while the Saints fall to 4-10 (2-1 Conference Carolinas).
After falling in games one and two, (23-30, 22-30) the nine time defending conference champion Lady Bobcats regrouped to take game three with a hard fought 30-25 win to stay alive and extend the match. With a boisterous student section on hand, the Saints pushed to end the match in game four, however the veteran leadership of the Lady Bobcats came through to guide the visitors to a 30-28 win and force a fifth and deciding game. With the momentum in their favor, the Lady Bobcats bested the Saints 15-12 to remain undefeated in conference play.
Senior Daviana Metti (Cordoba, Argentina) finished with 21 kills while freshman Whiteny Kiser (Connelly Springs, NC) and senior Caty Honey (Geneva, IL) also scored in double digits with 15 and 12 kills respectively. Metti also turned in an impressive effort defensively with a team high 19 kills while senior Dani Usedom (Geneva, IL) and freshman Kell Bogdan (Leawood, KS) each had 18. Sophomore Lauren Dickover (Las Vegas, NV) established a new career high with 51 assists in the match and also added 15 kills. Junior Natalie Burns (Orlando, FL) chipped in with three service aces while sophomore Katie-Marie Legg (Alta Loma, CA) was a force at the net picking up a solo block and establishing a career high seven block assists.
The Saints were led offensively by Melissa Thomas with a match high 23 kills while Ashley Hubbard and Jennifer O'Keefe added 15 and 10 respectively. Lynn Milam had a match high 24 digs for the Saints on the defensive side of the ball while Chelsea Anthony kept pace chipping in 23.
The Lady Bobcats will look to remain unbeaten in Conference Carolinas play Monday evening when they travel to Charlotte, NC to battle Queens for a 6:30pm contest.
PICTURED TOP LEFT: Sophomore Lauren Dickover