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Lancers Volleyball Opens Season at Sparatanbug Methodist Invitational

The Lancers opened their season Friday afternoon with a 1-3 loss against USC Union. The Lancers dropped the first set 16-25 then rallied to win the second set 25-16, lost a close 24-26 third set before losing in the fourth set 19-25. Freshman MB Payton Evans led the Lancers with 9 kills, 2 Aces, 1 block and 17 digs. Sophomore setter Sarah Moore added 30 assists, 2 aces and 12 digs.

Friday evening, the Lancers lost 0-3 (19-25, 16-25, 20-25) to Region 10 opponent Bryant and Stratton (VA). Freshman OH/MB Paige Davis led the Lancers with 7 kills, 3 blocks and an ace.

Saturday morning, the Lancers dropped three sets to Region 10 new comer Sandhills Community College 18-25, 18-25, 15-25. Payton Evans led with 7 kills, a block and 2 aces. Freshman Emily Webster had 4 kills, an ace, and 6 digs.

Saturday afternoon, the Lancers lost in three to traditional powerhouse and tournament champion Spartanburg Methodist College 7-25, 16-25, 9-25. Freshman Lexi Sullivan added 4 kills, 6 digs and a block.

"We were hoping for a better weekend" says first year coach, Mike Van Lieu. "We're a young team and a little thin in numbers." The Lancers feature seven freshman and one sophomore, "We showed great moments of our potential where we're battling and competing point for point but now we just have to string those moments together for a whole match and finish. Overall we needed the experience and competition from the past weekend, I think we learned a lot about where we are as a team and what we need to do to improve."

The Lancers open Region play this week at home against Davidson County CC on Wednesday at 6pm and Friday against Fayetteville Tech. at 6pm.
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