HOOVER, Ala. – The Lee University volleyball team finished the weekend winless after falling 3-1 in its GSC/SSC Crossover finale to Florida Southern College.
The Mocs (5-13) took a 2-0 lead with scores of 25-18 and 25-19 in the first two sets. The Lady Flames (9-13) claimed the third set 33-31, before Florida Southern clinched the team win with a 25-16 margin in the fourth set.
Neither team’s attack percentage was all that high. FSC tallied 55 kills with an attack percentage of .176, while the Lady Flames had 47 kills behind an attack percentage of .094.
Quinne Daoust and Bailey Kress led the Lee offense after equaling splitting 18 kills. Mary Katherine Givhan and Abby Stroh were right behind with eight each. Hannah Upton added six kills to the total.
Hanna Matthews was credited with 39 of Lee’s 44 assists. Mackenzie Pearson and Micaela McMichen supplied two assists a piece.
McMichen also recorded 27 digs. Pearson, Matthews and Daoust gave Lee four players with double-digit digs. Pearson had 14, Matthews added 11 and Daoust came up with 10.
The Mocs received 14 kills from Rachael Martin, while Tierra Porter, Buse Ene and Olena Bondar tied with 10 kills. Mika Garza dished out 44 assists.
Two Florida Southern players came up with over 20 digs. Hailey Williams led the team with 27 and Beatrice Formilan amassed 24 digs.
The Lady Flames return to GSC competition on Tuesday, October 22, with a trip to the University of Montevallo. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. EDT.
FLORIDA TECH 3, LEE 1
Florida Tech (3-15) won the first two sets 25-16 and 25-15 before the Lady Flames (9-12) avoided the sweep with a 25-19 margin in the third set. The Panthers ended the match with a 25-14 score in the fourth set.
Emma Flowers and Bailey Kress led Lee with 10 kills each. Quinne Daoust added five kills, while Mary Katherine Givhan and Hannah Upton supplied four a piece to the Lee total of 37 kills.
Hanna Matthews recorded 24 assists and combined with Calina Croy for 30 of Lee’s 37 assists. Micaela McMichen tallied a team-high 15 digs. Mackenzie Pearson was right behind with 12 digs.
Florida Tech had two players reach double-digit kills. Elena Ciulli had a match-high 14 kills and Audrey Keenan added 12 more. Sheila Villagrasa led all players with 33 assists.
Three Panthers had over 10 digs. Kyra Atkinson posted 19, Keenan tallied 16 and Villagrasa was credited with 15 digs.
SPRING HILL 3, LEE 0
Spring Hill (24-4) avenged any early season loss to the Lady Flames with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-8, 25-21) score in each team’s opening match of the crossover. Lee had beaten the Badgers 3-1 at home on September 11.
Stroh and Daoust tallied eight kills each to help the Lady Flames amass 35 team kills. Upton supplied five kills, while Givhan and Kress contributed four each.
Matthews registered 17 assists to go along with nine digs. Croy added eight assists. McMichen recorded a team-leading 17 digs.
Lee committed 28 attack errors and finished with an attack percentage of .058. The Badgers held an attack percentage of .255 with just 10 attack errors. Spring Hill combined for nine team blocks to three for the Lady Flames.
Bentley Odom had 11 of SHC’s 35 kills. Allison Weimer added eight and Kassandra Fairly had seven more. Emmarose Neibert dished out 26 assists and had 13 digs. Cassidi Sterrett led all players with 21 digs.