Photo Courtesy of Jacob Turner
BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College men's volleyball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday night in Bristol, Tennessee at the hands of King University in the opening round of the Conference Carolinas tournament. The loss, which was in three sets, concludes LMC's record in 2018 at 4-22.
Set 1 – LMC traded points early on in the first set of Tuesday's match. The Tornado, however, got things rolling offensively. King turned a 9-7 lead to a 17-8 advantage thanks to an 8-1 run. The nine-point deficit proved too large for the Bobcats to overcome as they fell, 25-12.
Set 2 – The second set was all Tornado. Everything King seemed to touch turned into a kill. As a team, the Tornado hit .714 with 11 kills on 14 attacks. On the flip side, the Bobcats had trouble getting into offensive system hitting .000 in 16 attempts. The disparity in the offensive production was the difference as King won the second frame by the identical 25-12 final tally.
Set 3 – In the third and final set of the match, King used a pair of sizeable runs to roll past the Bobcats. The Tornado went a 7-0 run to get out to an early 12-5 advantage. LMC chipped away to get within three at 15-12. King, however, went on another lengthy run with an 8-0 spurt to open the lead to 23-12. Eventually, King won the third frame, 25-15.
The Bobcats are set to return a wealth of experience to the court in 2019. LMC did not have a senior on its roster this season so everyone is scheduled to return next year.