BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats women's volleyball team pushed their win streak to eight consecutive matches and 13 of their last 14 matches with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-21) win over the Belmont Abbey Lady Crusaders Tuesday night in Williams Gymnasium.
With the win, the Lady Bobcats improve 17-4 overall and 11-1 in the Conference Carolinas, while The Abbey falls to 4-15, 4-8 in the conference.
Whitney Justice and Megan Epperson had nine kills apiece to lead the Lees-McRae offense. Justice had .500 hitting percentage with her nine kills coming on 14 attempts with two errors. Katie-Marie Legg had a .538 hitting percentage with 8 kills on 13 attempts with only one error. Trisha Reese had a match-high 38 assists, and Luana Rocha collected a match-high 14 digs. Meme Brown had three service aces, and Megan Epperson had four total blocks, one solo block and three block assists.
For The Abbey, Bria James had six kills, and Steffanie Holler and Morgan Kirby had five kills. Kirby had a .556 hitting percentage, her five kills came on nine attempts with no errors. Kay Schellenburg handed out 21 assists, and Schellenburg and Holler had three total blocks.
Lees-McRae will travel to Lander Friday and Saturday for a two-day tournament.