OWINGS MILLS, MD. - The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team won their first match of the day over Stevenson University, 3-1 (30-19, 30-26, 19-30, 30-16) that extended their match win streak to ten matches, but in their second match the streak was snapped in a 3-2 (30-23, 18-30, 27-30, 30-24, 12-15) loss to Philadelphia Biblical University.
In the first match against Stevenson, Chad Mercado, who had 14 kills, was the only Bobcat with double digit kills. Ryan Black led the team with four and a half total blocks. Juan Ramirez passed out 46 assists. Mercado and Charles Macias led the team with four service aces. Mercado was responsible for 20.5 points. Robert Ritchie picked up a team high 17 digs, and Jeremy Evans had 11 digs. All 13 players saw action in the match.
In the second match against Philadelphia Biblical University, Evans led the team with 16 kills on 25 attempts with only three errors for a .520 hitting percentage. Colin Kelly contributed 15 kills in the match and led the team with four service aces. Ryan Black, again, led the Bobcats with three total blocks. Ritchie picked up a season high 24 digs during the match.
The Bobcats will travel to Eastern Mennonite Wednesday, March 11th for their next match.
Stevenson Box score
Philadelphia Biblical University
Pictured: Jeremy Evans