Bobcats ranked eighth in the nation in service aces
Sep 28, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College women's
volleyball team is ranked eighth in the nation in service aces per
set, and is listed in nine other individual and team categories in
this week's edition of the NCAA Division II women's volleyball
statistics, announced NCAA officials Tuesday.
Lees-McRae (10-6, 6-0 Conference Carolinas) has been on a tear
of late, winning eight straight matches while extending its winning
streak in league play to 37 consecutive contests. The Bobcats enter
the week ranked eighth in the nation in aces, averaging 2.7 per
set, while also ranking 63rd in assists per frame (11.72), 73rd in
kills per set (12.46), and 82nd in winning percentage (0.625).
Freshman Taylor Pritchett (Apex, N.C.) enters the week ranked
21st in service aces, averaging 0.65 per set, while junior Megan
Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) and fellow rookie Sariah Suryadevara
(Cincinnati, Ohio) are listed 26th and 27th, respectively, with
identical averages of 0.60 aces per frame. Mitchell is also ranked
58th in assists per set (9.8), while Suryadevara is listed 22nd in
digs per frame (5.35).
Senior Megan Epperson (St. John, Ind.) surged 37 spots in kills
per set after averaging 4.6 smashes per frame last week en route to
her first career Conference Carolinas Player of the Week honors.
The 5-11 outside hitter enters the week ranked 62nd in kills per
set (3.58) and 65th in points per frame (4.11).
Lees-McRae returns to the court on Friday when the Bobcats
travel to Raleigh, N.C. to take on St. Augustine's College in a 6