Women's Volleyball

Barton sweeps Lees-McRae Saturday, 3-0

Barton sweeps Lees-McRae Saturday, 3-0

Photo Courtesy of Gerry Wall

WILSON, N.C. – Backed by an offense that hit .282 for the match, Barton College upended the Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team in three sets Saturday afternoon (25-14, 25-16, 25-18). The loss drops to LMC's record to 3-12 overall and 1-6 in league matches on the season.

Set 1: Barton started quickly to open Saturday's match as it scored 12 of the first 14 points in the first set. The Bobcats took a timeout to regroup, but there was no slowing down the Bulldog offense. In the first, Barton finished with a .314 hitting percentage with 15 kills on 35 attempts on its way to a 25-14 win.

Set 2: The hot-hitting Bulldogs continued to be very efficient offensively in the second. Barton hit a match-high .341 in the frame, but the Bobcats kept things tighter until the latter stages of the stanza. The Bulldogs would eventually pull away winning, 25-16.

Set 3: After hitting over .300 in the first two sets Saturday, Barton's offense cooled considerably in the third. Despite the less efficient hitting, the Bulldogs still managed a pair of 4-0 runs to separate from Lees-McRae eventually finishing off the match, 25-18.

Stat Standouts: For the fourth time in five matches, senior libero Madison Martin tallied at least 20 digs. Fellow senior Courtney Weathersbee also had a productive match collecting her eighth double-double on the year with 15 assists and 10 digs.

Next Up: The Bobcats will return to action next Saturday when they travel to rival King (Tenn.) University for another Conference Carolinas contest. First serve for that match is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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