BANNER ELK, NC--The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats volleyball team split their pair of games for the second day in a row at the Fall Classic, falling 3-1 to UNC-Pembroke and defeating Lander University 3-2. The Lady Bobcats record now stands at 14-10 (8-2 Conference Carolinas).
Senior Daviana Metti (Cordoba, Argentina) led the way offensively against UNCP with 17 kills while freshman Whitney Kiser (Connelly Springs, NC) and junior Natalie Burns (Orlando, FL) contributed 13 respectively. Freshman Kell Bogdan (Leawood, KS) would lead the way defensively for the Bobcats, registering a career match high 30 digs. Sophomore Lauren Dickover (Las Vegas, NV) chipped in 17 digs while also registering 52 assists.
In their second match of the day, the Bobcats dropped games one and four before earning the six point 15-9 win in the deciding fifth game. Metti (Cordoba, Argentina) buried 26 kills hitting .357 while freshman Whitney Kiser (Connelly Springs, NC) recorded a career match high 20 kills and hit .300 to pace the Lady Bobcats attack. Bogdan would again post a team high in digs with 18 while Dickover and Metti added 14 and 12 respectively. For the second straight game, Dickover would pick up 52 assists, three short of her career match high.
The Lady Bobcats will conclude a seven game home stand Tuesday evening when they face Conference Carolinas foe Barton College at Williams Gymnasium. Match time is scheduled for 7:00pm.
PICTURED TOP LEFT: Kell Bogdan