The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team was swept, 3-0 at Wingate on Tuesday evening despite a battle in the third set. The loss was the 15th straight for the Bears at Wingate, dating back to 2005. Match scores were 25-15, 25-20, 26-24.
The Bears started out slow in the first two sets but battled Wingate in the third. The Bears led 23-21 but weren’t able to close it out.
Taylor Prall led the Bears with 10 kills and added eight digs. Prall is now just 15 kills away from 1,000 for her career.
Colette Romp and Ashley Hawkins each had six kills for the Bears and Hawkins added nine digs. With her nine digs, Hawkins crosses 950 for her career. Hawkins sits at 954 career digs.
Rachel Bewick had a game-high 23 digs and added two assists.
Wingate was led by 13 kills from Sophie Schaff. The balanced Bulldogs had four players with at least eight kills. Wingate hit .230 as a team compared to the Bears .097 hitting percentage.
In her first career action, freshman Hayley Stull had four blocks.
Wingate went 21-1 in league play a season ago and 30-3 overall. This is the seventh straight loss for LR against Wingate. The last win for the Bears against the Bulldogs came in Shuford Gym on Nov. 5, 2016.
The Bears fall to 1-2 overall and in South Atlantic Conference action. L-R will play again on Saturday when they host Virginia-Wise at 2 p.m.