Lady Bobcats Split on First Day of Lander’s Dig Pink Tournament

GREENWOOD, S.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's volleyball fell 3-2 (25-23, 33-31, 26-28, 20-25, 15-13) to host Lander Friday in the first match of Lander University's Dig Pink Tournament, but the rallied in the second match for a 3-2 (25-14, 18-25, 25-17, 25-27, 15-9) win over Francis Marion.

In the first match against Lander, junior middle hitter Whitney Justice had 22 kills on 43 attempts with only five errors. It was a season-high for Justice. Freshman outside hitter Taylor Clendenin chipped in with 16 kills, and sophomore outside hitter Megan Epperson had 12 kills. Freshman defensive specialist Luana Rocha had 34 digs. Katie-Marie Legg had a match high eight total blocks all eight were block assists. Megan Mitchell had 49 assists and two service aces.

In the second match, Justice had 17 kills and seven total blocks, two solo blocks and five block assists. Epperson and Clendenin had 11 kills apiece. Trisha Reese passed out 44 assists, and Rocha and 36 digs for her second 30-dig match of the day and fourth of the season.

With the two match split, the Lady Bobcats are 18-5 overall.

The Bobcats return to action for day two of the tournament with matches against UNC-Pembroke and USC-Aiken.