Charlotte, NC--The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats volleyball team earned its third consecutive road victory Monday evening, defeating Queen's University 3-0 in Conference Carolinas action. The win improves the Lady Bobcats record to a conference best 5-0, (9-7 overall), while the Royals fall to 1-5, (2-15 overall).
After starting game one with an early lead, the Lady Bobcats would open the match with a 30-13 win. The home side marched back to give the Lady Bobcats all they could handle in game two, pulling to within three late in the contest (24-21). The visitors would respond by winning six of the next ten to go up two with a five point win, 30-25. The experienced Lady Bobcats completed the sweep with a twelve point run in game three (30-18), after the Royals had tied the score at eighteen.
Senior Daviana Metti (Cordoba, Argentina) led the Lady Bobcats with an all around performance, contributing eight kills, seven digs, and four service aces. Freshman Lindsey Brant (Orlando, FL) and Whitney Kiser (Connelly Springs, NC) also served up four aces in the match while Lauren Dickover (Las Vegas, NV) took care of the setting, registering 23 assists. Defensively, classmate Dani Usedom (Geneva, IL) and freshman Kell Bogdan (Leawood, KS) had a team high eight digs each.
Keatin McKenzie led the Royals in the effort with 10 kills, while Veronica Arenander and Dee-Dee Mathews each had five.
Up next, the Lady Bobcats conclude their five game road trip this weekend with games against Mount Olive Saturday at 6:00pm and Barton Sunday at 1:00pm.
PICTURED TOP LEFT: Daviana Metti