Newark, NJ--In their second match in as many days, the Lees-McRae men's volleyball team fell to host school New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ 3-0. The win put NJIT at 4-2 while the youthful Bobcat team is still looking for a win and fall to 0-6.
The Highlanders, using 13 kills in the first game, outscored the Bobcats 30-18, then with another 12 kills defeated Lees-McRae in the second game by a score of 30-17. The Bobcats, however, showed their tenacity and battled evenly with the Highlanders forcing the score to 31-29 before succumbing to the host school.
Leading the way for the Bobcats was Orlando, FL native Colin Kelly with 10 kills, two aces, four digs,and a block assist. Freshman Robert Ritchie (Hollywood, CA), was right behind him adding eight kills, two aces, four digs and a block assist of his own in the effort. Juan Rameriz (Miami, FL) ended up with 23 assists.
The Highlanders saw Leonardo Paludo (Balneario Camboriu, Brazil) finish with 15 kills and six aces while teammate Mike Nonnenmann (Warminster, PA) put up 23 assists for NJIT.
The Bobcats will hit the road again next Saturday, traveling to Harrisonburg, VA where they will play Stevens at 12:00pm followed by Eastern Mennonite at 4:00pm.
Pictured: Robert Ritchie