GREENSBORO, N.C. -- At the end of a long day of pool play and
playoffs, the Lees-McRae men's volleyball team won the Greensboro
Challenge this past Saturday.
To prepare for the regular season, Coach Petrik and a local
men's AA team organized this 6-team event. Four AA men's teams
from Richmond, Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greenville, S.C.
participated in the tournament, along with the men's club team from
After ten games of pool play, with each team playing two games to
25 points, Lees-McRae finished 7-3 and played the top seed in the
semi-finals. After winning in two sets, Lees-McRae went to the
finals with positive energy. They won the first game handily, but
let the second one slip away. The team rallied to win game three
of the finals 15-11.
In the semi-finals, sophomore Robert Ritchie led the way with 11
kills and only one error, hitting an impressive .666 in the match.
Ritchie also led the team with six digs.
In the final, sophomores Colin Kelly and Chad Mercado each
contributed eight kills. Mercado was errorless and stroked a .615
hitting percentage. Senior co-captain Ryan Black also had six
kills and two block solos in the three-game match.
The Bobcats will take the court again Tuesday, February 3rd as they
travel across the state line to Tennessee to take on King College
at 7 p.m.