Epperson Gives Lees-McRae 3-0 Win Over Queens

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BANNER ELK, N.C. - Outside hitter Megan Epperson tallied 12 kills and .476 hitting percentage as the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats swept the Queens University of Charlotte Royals, 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-9) Tuesday night in women's Conference Carolinas volleyball action in Williams Gym.

Epperson was the only player on both teams to each double-digit kills. She also recorded seven digs and had two blocking assists. Whitney Justice added eight kills and a .400 hitting percentage for the Lady Bobcats. Katie-Marie Legg led Lees-McRae with four block assists, and Trisha Reese handed out 17 assists. Luaren Dickover passed out 11 assists in the match, and Luana Rocha collected a match high 15 digs. Rocha and Legg had two service aces apiece, as well.

For Queens, Brittany Harney had five kills and Erica Mayer had three. Tori Hernadez had for total blocks, and Ali Williams had 14 digs. Avery Griggs and Erinn Moore had six and five assists respectively. Griggs also had two service aces.

With the win, the Bobcats improve to 24-5 overall and 15-1 in the conference, while Queens slips to 7-23 overall and 3-13 in the conference. Lees-McRae has won their last seven matches and 20 of their last 22 matches dating back to September 12th. Their season high win steak for the season is eight matches -- from September 26th to October 23rd when they suffered their last loss at the hands of Lander.

Lees-McRae will travel to Anderson Friday for the next to last regular season match. With a win Friday night, the Lady Bobcats would clinch the Conference Carolinas Regular Season Title, which they haven't won since 2007.