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Ashley Hawkins
Ashley Hawkins had 11 kills and was one of two Bears to have 11 kills.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Defeats Anderson

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team passed a tough road test with a mid-week win at Anderson on Wednesday night. The Bears topped the Trojans 3-1 behind a balanced attack with five players totaling at least eight kills each.

Ashley Hawkins totaled 11 kills and 11 digs on the night and Emma Clark had 11 kills and a .563 hitting percentage. Emmaleigh Allen finished with nine kills and Colette Romp and Braelyn Faust each added eight with Faust registering a .467 hitting percentage. Bailey Carpenter paced the Bears with 19 digs and three players had three blocks apiece.

Mackenzie Hulsey finished with 20 assists and Rachel Wildermuth dished out 19 helpers.

The Trojans were led by 15 kills and a .414 hitting percentage from Liliana Kinder. LR held Anderson to -.100 hitting in the first set and just .148 for the match. LR hit .235 and held an 8-2 advantage in saves.

This was a rematch of the SAC Tournament Championship game from 2021 that LR took in dramatic fashion, 3-2. LR has won five straight matches overall. LR has won two straight over Anderson which snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Trojans.

Wingate and LR are the only unbeaten teams in the division. The Bears are 7-3 overall, 3-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. LR will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Newberry.