Lady Bobcats sweep Erskine to take over conference lead

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DUE WEST, S.C. --- Megan Epperson (St. John, Ind.) recorded nine kills and Dana Oliver (Davie, Fla.) tallied a match-high 16 digs to lead the Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team to a 3-0 sweep of Erskine College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday night.

Lees-McRae (6-6, 4-0 CC) won the match by scores of 25-20, 25-18, and 25-12 to vault into the top spot in the conference standings with a sterling 4-0 mark against league opponents. The Lady Bobcats posted a .351 hitting percentage in the match, including a .423 clip in the third and final set, while limiting Erskine (8-5, 6-1 CC) to a 0.75 mark. A trio of Lady Bobcats hit over .500, including Taylor Stice (Franklin, Tenn.), who posted five kills and no errors on seven attempts for a .714 clip on the attack.

Epperson led the way for the Lady Bobcats with nine kills, while Taylor Clendenin (Statesville, N.C.) chipped in seven kills. Stice and Whitney Justice (Connelly Springs, N.C.) each tallied five kills in the match as Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) posted 25 assists.

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Friday when the Lady Bobcats host Limestone College to continue their conference schedule. The match is slated for 6 p.m. in Williams Gymnasium.

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