September 18, 2009

Team Effort Lifts Lady Bobcats Past Lady Cobras, 3-0

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HARTSVILLE, S.C. - The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats women's volleyball team used a total team effort with nine team blocks and a .411 team hitting percentage to sweep the Coker College Lady Cobras 3-0 (25-11, 25-15, 25-15) Friday night in Conference Carolinas volleyball action.

The Lady Bobcats controlled the match from the start. They had a .538 hitting percentage in the first set with 14 kills on 26 attempts with no errors to win 25-11. They had two errors in set two in a 25-15 win, and finished the match in the third set with a 25-15 win.

Megan Epperson and Taylor Clendenin led Lees-McRae with eight kills. Epperson had .368 hitting percentage in the match -- eight kills, one error and 19 attempts. Justine Congdon and Whitney Justice followed with six kills. Justice led the Lady Bobcats with .455 hitting percentage - six kills, one error and 11 attempts. Clendenin led the team with six block assists, and Katie-Marie Legg had five block assists. Trisha Reese had 22 assists, and Lauren Dickover passed out 11 assists. Launa Rocha was the team's defensive leader with 14 digs, and she also had three service aces.

The Lees-McRae improves to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the conference, while Coker falls to 1-11 overall and 0-3 in the conference. The Lady Bobcats are currently riding a three-match win streak, which is one win shy of their season-opening four-match win streak.

The Lady Bobcats travel to St. Andrews Saturday for their next match.

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Pictured: Megan Epperson