FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. --- Juniors John Sobel and Mark Shayka combined for 30 kills and Keenan Freitas turned in a season-high 19 digs, but the Lees-McRae men's volleyball fell short to Emmanuel (Ga.), 21-25, 26-24, 22-25, 21-25, in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon in Franklin Springs, Ga.
The Lions (5-9, 3-9 CC) swung at .320 clip or better in three of the four sets. The Bobcats (0-16, 0-10) saw Drew Blecher (York, Pa.) amass 41 digs and a solo block.
Sobel (Holbrook, N.Y.) and Shayka (Hamilton, Va.) had 17 and 13 kills, respectively.
Junior Rudy Klaas (Dakar, Senegal) impressed with two aces, seven kills and five digs.
Freshman Hector Serviat (Miami, Fla.) turned in six kills and a pair of solo blocks.
LMC enjoys an 11-day layoff before welcoming McKendree to Williams Gymnasium Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m.