One day after Taylor Prall recorded her 1,000th kill of her career, the senior had a season-high 26 kills to lead the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Volleyball squad to a 3-1 win over Lincoln Memorial in their home finale. This is the first time this season the Bears went more then three sets. The first six matches went three sets. It was the first time since 1997 the Bears played six straight three-set matches.
After 44 kills in the last two days, Prall is now leading the SAC with 5.19 kills per set and 83 total kills.
The Bears needed a little extra to take the first set. After the Railsplitters tied the game at 24-24, the Bears got kills from Ashley Hawkins and Colette Romp to put the set away. With 14 digs in the contest, Hawkins is 21 digs away from 1K in her career.
LR grabbed a 16-8 lead in the second set but Lincoln Memorial went on a 17-2 run to take set two and draw even. Bears used an 8-0 run in the third set to take a 14-3 lead as Braelyn Faust had three kills during the stretch.
The 4th set was all Prall who had twelve of her game-high 26 kills in the 4th as the Bears finished Lincoln Memorial to earn the 3-1 win.
LR hit .255 on the game, their second-highest total of the year while Lincoln Memorial finished at .166
Bears had fourteen block assists led by Faust with five and Romp with four.
Rachel Bewick had a game-high 21 digs as four Bears had double-digit digs joining Bewick were Prall (15), Hawkins (14) and Parkley Hennings (10). Bewick entered the day 4th in the SAC in 4.78 digs per set. The Bears will finish their season with a 4-1 record at home.
Lenoir-Rhyne is 4-3 overall, 4-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears will start their three-game road trip on Wednesday at Coker.