The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats traveled south for the Florida
Southern Classic to start the Labor Day Weekend, dropping their
first two matches of the season, a pair of 3-0 sweeps to fall to
4-2, (1-0 Conference Carolinas).
The Lady Bobcats opened the weekend against St. Leo University,
falling 30-14 , 30-20, and 30-18 to the Lions. Daviana Metti
(Cordoba, Argentina) led the Lady Bobcats with seven kills while
sophomore Trisha Reese (Hanover, PA) recorded 17 assists. A pair
of freshmen, Kell Bogdan (Leawood, KS) and Lindsey Brant (Orlando,
FL), paced the Lady Bobcats defensively registering five digs
Later that afternoon, the Lady Bobcats regrouped with a strong
effort against Pittsburg State University, but once again fell
short,30-26, 31-29, 30-25. Metti again led the Lady Bobcats attack
with 12 kills, while Caty Honey (Geneva, IL) and Natalie Burns
(Orlando, FL) chipped in with ten and eight kills respectively.
Reese (pictured top left) recorded team highs in assists with 35
and in digs with 12 while also serving a pair of aces. Bogdan
recorded nine digs and three aces while Metti and senior libero
Dani Usedom (Geneval, IL) each picked up eight digs.
The Lady Bobcats will be back in action tomorrow with matches
against nationally ranked opponents for the first time this
season. Host Florida Southern, ranked fifth in the nation, will
provide the opposition at 11:00am, followed by #18 Nebraska-Omaha