|Falcons Lose to Bobcats 3-2|
|Tuesday, 23 October 2007|
|Misenheimer, NC---The Pfeiffer volleyball team lost to conference leader Lees-McRae 3-2 (28-30,2-30,30-26,30-27,15-9) Tuesday evening. Pfeiffer grabbed a 2-0 lead before the Bobcats rallied to win the last three games. The Falcons now stand at 17-10 overall and 10-6 in the conference while Lees-McRae is now 19-11 and 13-3. |
The Falcons took a close and exciting game one. A Lauren Spiotta block gave Pfeiffer a 12-6 lead. The Bobcats fought back and tied the game at 16. The two teams went back and forth until the game was tied at 28. A Gabby McKinley kill gave the Falcons game point and they capitalized on it and won game one 30-28.
Lees-McRae came out on fire in game two building a 9-1 lead. However, the Falcons fought right back and cut the lead the 13-11. A service ace by Nicole Cummings capped a 4-0 Falcon run to give Pfeiffer a 20-19 advantage. The game was tied at 27 when a Lauren Elmore gave the Falcons the lead. A Victoria Parrish kill gave the Falcons a 30-28 win and a 2-0 lead.
Game three was again close and exciting but this time Lees-McRae pulled it out. The Bobcats held the lead early but the Falcons tied it at 16. A 4-0 Bobcat run gave them a 20-16 advantage. Pfeiffer fought back to tie it at 25 but the Bobcats pulled it out at the end 30-26.
The Bobcats won game four to tie the match a 2 all. Lees-McRae wnt out to an early 8-3 lead. They stretched the lead to 21-12 before the Falcons mounted a comeback. Brittany Dickens had a kil and a block to bring Pfiffer to within one at 25-24 but again the Bobcats held on and won game four 30-27.
Lees-McRae jumped to a 4-0 lead in gme five. However, the Falcons came right back to tie it at 4 all. The Bobcats then went on a 6-0 run to take a 10-4 lead. Pfeiffer fought hard but couldn't make it all the way back and lost 15-9.
Pfeiffer was led by Petra Ljubicic who had 14 kills. Lauren Spiotta added 13 kills. Morgan Leibert led with 43 assists. Brittney Poole led with 25 digs.
Daviana Metti led the Bobcats with 21 kills. Lauren Dickover had 50 assists and Kell Bogdan had 33 digs.
Pfeiffer will play again Friday when they host Converse at 7:00 pm.