Quincy, IL--In their third road match in as many days the
Lees-McRae men's volleyball team forced Quincy University's team to
five games before falling 3-2 (24-30, 30-18, 26-30, 30-22, 9-15).
The Hawks record stands at 4-3 while the Bobcats drop to 0-3 on the
In a close contest, Quincy took game one from the Bobcats by
hitting .286 over LMC's .184, winning 24-30.
In game two, however, it was the Bobcats who exploded onto the
scene hitting .481 against the Hawks .031 to tie the match 1-1 with
their 30-18 victory. Freshmen Colin
Kelly (Orlando, FL) and Shane
Holderby (Virginia Beach, FL) led the way with four kills
The Hawks rallied back in the third game of the day serving up
seven aces to edge out the Bobcats in a more evenly matched 30-26
The Bobcats fought back in game four with Josh
Shea (Las Vegas, NV) setting up Kelly for seven kills and
Holderby for another six. A combination of good defense and an
aggressive offense (.455 hitting) allowed the young squad to
capture game four 30-22 to tie the match.
Game five saw Quincy jump out to an early 5-1 lead, a lead which
they maintained to a 15-9 end when they clinched the match win.
Leading the way for the Bobcats was Josh Shea who added two
kills, a block solo, six block assists to his 57 assists for the
contest. Kelly pitched in a game-high 24 kills, nine digs and two
block assists while Holderby had 19 kills and 10 digs for the
The Hawks were led by Robbie Coughlin's (Chicago Ridge, IL) 15
kills while teammate Shawn Brannick (Minooka, IL) added another 14
kills and seven digs.
The Bobcats will resume play on February 1 when they host Mt.
Olive College. The match is set to begin at 7:00pm.