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Aasia McNeill
Aasia McNeill led the Bears with 12 kills.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Sweeps Newberry

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team used a balanced attack to defeat Newberry 3-0 on Tuesday evening. The win moves the Bears to 2-0 in league play as the quartet of Kathy Peter, Aasia McNeill, Emmaleigh Allen and Taylor Osborne all had at least seven kills..

Aasia McNeill paced the Bears with 12 kills and added five digs. Kathy Peter had 11 kills and hit a scorching .647 on the evening with her 11 kills coming on just 17 swings. Peter added three aces, two digs and a block. Emmaleigh Allen had nine kills and just missed a double-double as she registered 10 digs. Taylor Osborne had seven kills and four digs as the four Bears accounted for 39 of LR’s 44 kills. Sydney Karjala had her second-most assists in a match with 33 and the second-most digs in a match with 16 for her sixth double-double of the year. Parkley Hennings notched 15 digs and added a pair of aces.

LR won by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-22.

Allen is second in the conference in kills per set with 3.47. Her 104 total kills are also tied for second in the league. Karjala is fourth in the SAC in assists per set at 7.29.

As a team, the Bears are second in the league in digs and digs per set. The Bears have now won five straight against Newberry.

The Bears are 6-3, 2-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. LR will head to UNC Pembroke for a Thursday non-conference matchup at 6 p.m.