ANDERSON, S.C. - Megan Epperson and Whitney Justice had 14 kills apiece as the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats women's volleyball team defeated the Anderson University Trojans 3-1 (25-22, 27-25, 25-13, 25-17) Friday night to clinch the Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship.
The Bobcats improve to 25-5 overall and 16-1 in the conference and secure their third regular season title in the last four years.
Epperson and Justice's 14 kills led the Lady Bobcats offensively. Justice's kills came on 32 attempts with only two errors for a .312 hitting percentage. Katie-Marie Legg followed 12 kills on 30 attempts with two errors for a .333 hitting percentage, and Taylor Clendenin had ten kills on 16 attempts with one error for staggering .562 hitting percentage. Megan Mitchell handed out 45 assists, and Luana Rocha collected 22 digs. Trisha Reese had two service aces, and Legg paced the Lady Bobcats at the net with five total blocks, one solo and four assists.
After two tightly contested sets, 25-22 and 25-27, Lees-McRae won the final two sets by a margin of 20 points to earn the win.
Lees-McRae will travel to Due West, S.C. Saturday for a 1 p.m.
match against Erksine. The match is the final regular season match
of the season.