LMC Sports Roundup.... (2018-10-28 14:12:16)

Swimming picks up a pair of victories on the road at Greensboro College

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College swimming programs made a bit of history Saturday afternoon in Greensboro as both the men's and women's squads collected their first overall team victories in their inaugural season. The men's team defeated Greensboro College 67-28, while the women's team also defeated GC, 36-35.

Even with Lees-McRae bringing a total of six swimmers combined to Greensboro, all the Bobcats that made the trip seemed to have some level of success. The two swimmers from the women's squad that competed, Carlee Hoagland and Kayla Fleming, picked up individual wins, while the four swimmers from the men's team in Will HardinArsham MirzaeiJavier Sanchez and John David McCray each scored individual victories on the day as well. For Hoagland, Hardin and McCray, it marks their first event victories of the season.

The Bobcats will look to build upon this success in their next meet, which will take place in Knoxville, Tennessee on November 10. In that contest Lees-McRae will take on Carson-Newman beginning at 1 p.m.

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Bobcats fall in three on the road at King

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College women's volleyball team dropped a three-set decision at King (25-17, 25-22, 25-20) Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas action. With the loss, LMC's record this fall moves to 7-19 overall and 3-8 within league play.

Set 1 – The Bobcats struggled getting their offense rolling in the opening stanza as they hit -.083 in the frame. The turning point in the first seemed to come with Lees-McRae leading the Tornado, 12-8. Following that mark, King went on a 7-0 run to gain the momentum. After that lengthy run by King, the Bobcats could not put together a run of their own to answer, and as a result the Tornado came out victorious in the first, 25-17.

Set 2 – It looked like the Bobcats may tie the match score at 1-1 midway through the second frame. LMC led King by a score of 18-14 after a kill from Lexi Zangari. However, King once again put together run to regain the lead, 19-18. The two teams would exchange points over the next few serves until the score was knotted at 22. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, King closed out the stanza on a 3-0 run to take the second, 25-22.

Set 3 – Lees-McRae came out in what proved to be the final set of the afternoon with its most productive offensive set of the match. LMC collectively attacked at a .268 clip with 14 kills. The Tornado answered though with their best offensive output Saturday as well on their way to finishing off the match, 25-20.

Stat Standouts – LMC was led Saturday by sophomore Caitlyn Smirne's near double-double of nine kills and 11 digs. Junior Hanna Steckler also had a productive day off the bench for Lees-McRae totaling three kills on four attacks in the contest.

Next Up – LMC will return home Tuesday as it takes on this same King team in its final home match of the 2018 season. First serve for that contest is set for 7 p.m.

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