CALIFORNIA, PA--The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats volleyball team had
their season come to a close Thursday afternoon, falling 3-1,
(30-28, 27-30, 19-30, 28-30) to Clarion University in first round
action of the NCAA Tournament. The Lady Bobcats finish the year
with a 26-12 record, while the Golden Eagles improve to 28-5 and
will move on to second round action.
The Lady Bobcats were led by senior Daviana Metti (Cordoba,
Argentina) who posted a match high 25 kills, 18 digs, and also
picked up three of the team's six service aces. Lauren Dickover
(Las Vegas, NV) paced the offense with 46 assists while adding 17
digs and four kills.
Amanda Angermeier led Clarion with 21 kills while Christina
Steiner added 13 kills and 15 digs. Kristi Fiorillo handled the
setting for the Golden Eagles picking up a match high 48
"I am extremely proud of this team; we battled hard right to the
end," stated Head Coach Jamie Petrik. "Clarion did a great job of
getting the points they needed at critical points in the match
which made the difference today. We played a good game and were
more efficient than they were offensively, however they capitalized
on their opportunities and at those critical times during the match
and managed to pull out the win."