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Aasia McNeil
Aasia McNeil, a Catawba Valley Community College grad, had eight kills in the contest for the Bears.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Rolls Over Coker

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team faced little resistance in a 3-0 sweep of Coker on Tuesday night in Shuford Arena. The Bears won by scores of 25-17, 25-14 and 25-14 and 12 different players saw action in the victory. This win also pushed the Bears home winning streak to seven in a row and completed the season sweep of the Cobras.

The Bears got double-digit kill efforts from Aasia McNeill (12) and Emmaleigh Allen (10) on the night and hit .349 as a team. Cheyenne Clonch added nine kills on 10 total swings for a .900 hitting percentage on the night. Taylor Osborne totaled five kills and five digs to go with three blocks while Kathy Peter had three kills and six total blocks.

Reigning SAC Offensive Player of the Week Sydney Karjala had 37 assists and nine digs and Lyndsie Warren and Adriana Lane each had seven digs. Adair Rodemaker had three kills and a block in her time tonight and Anna Beaver added two kills on two swings.

Coker was led by 10 kills from Chelsey Blume but were held to an .081 hitting percentage as a team.

The Bears have now won 11 straight over the Cobras and own a 24-3 record in the 27 all-time meetings, including a 10-1 record at home. The Bears haven’t lost to Coker since November 11, 2017.

Earlier in the week, Karjala and Peter were named SAC Players of the Week, giving the Bears a total of five SAC Players of the Week on the season.

LR keeps pace atop the SAC standings with this win. LR, Wingate and Anderson all have just one league loss and Tusculum has two.

The Bears are 13-5 overall, 7-1 in the South Atlantic Conference. LR will return to action on Friday night when they travel to Emory & Henry for a 6 p.m. contest.