September 22, 2007

Lady Bobcats Rally Falls Short

MOUNT OLIVE, NC--The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats traveled to Mount Olive College Saturday afternoon, falling short in their come from behind effort against the Lady Trojans, 3-2. The Conference Carolinas win for Mount Olive evens their record at 8-8, improving to 4-1 in conference play, while the Lady Bobcats drop their first conference game of the season to stand at 5-1, (9-8 overall).

After taking game one 30-28, Mount Olive used a 7-0 run in game two to rally from a 19-18 deficit and take a two-game lead. The Lady Bobcats would battle back to take games three and four to force the deciding fifth game. The home side would break open a tightly contested 10-10 affair with a 5-1 run to take the game and the match 15-11.

Sam Mitchell recorded 22 kills and Alicia Mote added a career-high 18 kills to lead Mount Olive. Mote completed a double-double with 14 digs and shared match-high honors with three aces. Mallory Peavler led the Lady Trojans defensively with 22 digs, while Joanie Werling recorded 41 assists.

The Lady Bobcats attack was led by Daviana Metti (Cordoba, Argentina) who recorded a match-high 23 kills to go with five blocks. Natalie Burns (Orlando, FL) added 13 kills and seven blocks, while Lauren Dickover (Las Vegas, NV) established a new career high for assists for the second consecutive weekend, breaking last week's mark of 51 set against Limestone with 55 against the Lady Trojans.

The Lady Bobcats remain on the road for the weekend, traveling to Barton College Sunday afternoon for a 1:00pm game.

PICTURED TOP LEFT: Daviana Metti