Women's Volleyball

Bobcats ranked fifth in the nation in aces per set

INDIANAPOLIS --- The Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team is ranked fifth in the nation in aces per set, announced NCAA officials Tuesday with the release of this week's NCAA Division II women's volleyball statistics.

Lees-McRae (20-8, 14-0 Conference Carolinas) has won 18 of its last 20 matches, opening the league schedule with 14 straight victories to extending its conference winning streak to 47 consecutive contests. The Bobcats enter the week ranked fifth in the nation in aces per set (2.65), while also being listed 49th in assists per frame (12.04), 51st in winning percentage (0.714), 56th in kills per set (12.86), and 83rd in hitting percentage (0.205).

Junior Megan Mitchell (Minden, Nev.) and freshman Sariah Suryadevara (Cincinnati, Ohio) are ranked 15th and 18th in aces per set with averages of 0.63 and 0.61, respectively. Mitchell is also listed 52nd in assists per set (9.97), while Suryadevara is ranked 37th in digs per frame (5.05). Senior Megan Epperson (St. John, Ind.) enters the week ranked 42nd in points per set (4.38) and 53rd in points per frame (3.74), while freshman Taylor Pritchett (Apex, N.C.) is listed 70th in aces per set (0.47).

Lees-McRae returns to the court on Friday when the Bobcats travel to Hartsville, S.C. to take on Coker College in conference play at 7 p.m.

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