After going 0-2 against nationally ranked teams on their
Missouri road trip, the Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team
avoided a winless weekend by defeating Peru State 3-0, (30-26,
30-23, 30-26). The win improves the Bobcats to 2-4 overall.
The Bobcats, hungry for a win, controlled each game from the
opening service, with a .368 team hitting percentage in game two.
Justin Harris led the Bobcats attack again with a team high 17
kills, hitting .400 for the match. Justin Wozniel, Grant Cassell
and Marko Jovanovic each contributed nine, eight, and seven kills
respectively. Elias Valentin led the Bobcats on the defensive side
of the ball with nine kills while setter Luis Lazaballet put 37
assists. Wozniel, (pictured top left), was also a force at the net
with three solo blocks and a block assist. The win snapped a four
game losing skid for the Bobcats.
"Same day, different team energy, nice result," commented Jamie
Petrik after the team's second game of the day. "Our guys played
well as a team; they were scrappy at key moments and won the
rallies that can make or break a game. They are tough to beat when
they unite like this."
The Bobcats will hit the road again February 28th when they
travel to Harrisburg, VA to take on #12 Eastern Mennonite. The
Bobcats opened the season against EMU, ranked #10 at the time, at
home with a 3-1 win.