BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College Bobcats men's
volleyball team fell to the Grand Canyon, 3-1 (25-30, 30-17, 30-22,
30-21) in their second match of the day on Friday in Williams
Gymnasium in a nonconference match.
The Bobcats pulled out to an early lead with a 30-25 set one
win. However, the Lopes would take the second set 30-17 to tied
the match. The Lopes would finish the match with a 30-22 set three
win and a 30-21 set four win to seal the match win.
With the loss, the Bobcats slip to 6-7 overall and the Lopes
improve to 13-18 overall.
Leading the way for Lees-McRae was Edmund Walkley with 11
kills. Rapheal Vieira followed with nine kills. Juan Ramirez
handed out 37 assists, and Kyle Guager had 11 digs.
The Lopes had four players in double-digit kills. Nick Jensen
led the way with 14 kills and a .619 hitting percentage. Tyler
Capko followed with 13 kills, and Robbie Brannick and Brock
Hutchins had 12 kills apiece. Brad Moore passed out 55 assists and
Jensen added six total blocks.
The Lopes controlled the net with 13 total blocks compared to
four for the Bobcats.
Lees-McRae and Grand Canyon will meet again Saturday at 3