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Lindsey Wilson Volleyball cruises to two wins in SE Challenge

Wins maintain perfect record on season, now 6-0
Next, Today - Lindsey Wilson Blue Raider Soccer team faces Union (KY) at 12pmNoonCT and Webber International (FL) at 4pmCT, today, Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Biggers Sports Center, 360 Spickard Drive, Columbia, KY.

By Chris Wells, LWC Sports Information Director

COLUMBIA, KY - (Fri 01 Sep 2017) - No. 5-ranked Lindsey Wilson volleyball made quick work of a pair of opponents on the opening day of the Southeastern Challenge at Biggers Sports Center.

The Blue Raiders (6-0) swept Coastal Georgia in Lindsey Wilson's first match of the day and closed out play with a sweep of St. Thomas (FL) to remain perfect on the season.


Lindsey Wilson is hosting the two-day event that features three teams from each of the Mid-South Conference, the Appalachian Conference, The Sun Conference and the Southern States Conference.

Paulina Sobolewska led the Blue Raiders with 10 kills and Yeniffer Ramirez added nine in Lindsey Wilson's 25-14, 25-12, 25-10 win over Coastal Georgia.

As a team, the Blue Raider attack posted a .351 hitting percentage. The Lindsey Wilson defense was even more impressive, holding the Mariners -- who is receiving votes in the NAIA Top-25 poll -- to a -.012 hitting percentage.

Lindsey Wilson's 11 blocks led to 22 Coastal Georgia hitting errors in the match.

Sobolewska added 10 digs to lead the Blue Raiders en route to posting her second double-double of the season. Makenzie Montano finished with a match-high 26 assists.

Kyra White led Coastal Georgia with seven kills. Ashley Kot posted 21 assists and 10 digs in the setback. The Mariners finished the day 1-1 after beating Milligan (TN) earlier.

In the nightcap, Lindsey Wilson continued its outstanding offensive play with a 25-15, 25-13, 25-12 win over St. Thomas.

The Blue Raiders hit .426 as a team while limiting the Bobcats to a .085 hitting percentage. It marks the third time in six matches this season Lindsey Wilson has hit better than .400 in a match.

Sobolewska and Grace Blomstedt led the onslaught with 11 kills each. Ramirez and Elly Burke each supplied seven kills while Madison Molitor added four kills on just five swings for an .800 hitting percentage. Six Blue Raiders concluded the match with at least a .400 hitting percentage.

Makenzie Montano contributed her third double-double of the season with 38 assists and 10 digs. Caitlyn Tino provided a match-high 16 digs in the win.

Whitney Battoe led the Bobcats with eight kills, but committed four errors in her 30 swings. Kimberly Martino added team-highs with 20 assists and nine digs.


This story was posted on 2017-09-02 04:35:29
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