Gaffney, S.C. - The Lenoir-Rhyne University Volleyball Team (17-10) split its two matches at a tri-meet Saturday at the Timken Center. L-R fell to Montevallo by a 3-0 score before sweeping Limestone, 3-0.
Montevallo 3, Lenoir-Rhyne 0
The Bears saw their five-match winning streak snapped when the Falcons prevailed by scores of 25-17, 25-11 and 25-14.
Montevallo (12-13) was led by Manyi Ati (Lawrenceville, Ga.) with a match-high 14 kills while Michelle Walker (Houston, Texas) added 10 kills and Anna Garrison (LaVergne, Tenn.) dished out 40 assists in the victory.
For Lenoir-Rhyne, freshman middle blocker Haley Rhyne (Statesville, N.C.) finished with 12 kills and junior setter Meredith Lutz (Newton, N.C.) picked up 15 assists and six digs in the losing effort.
Lenoir-Rhyne 3, Limestone 0
The Bears swept the Saints by scores of 25-23, 29-27 and 25-18 behind a match-high 14 kills and 15 digs from senior outside hitter Brooke Christenbury (Mooresville, N.C.).
Rhyne added 11 kills while Lutz dished out a match-high 41 assists to go along with eight digs en route to the victory.
Limestone (13-13) was led by Jordan Preville (East Lansing, Mich.) with 18 kills while Danielle Seibert (Naperville, Ill.) finished with a double-double, 36 assists and 13 digs, despite the loss.
Lenoir-Rhyne next hosts rival Catawba in a South Atlantic Conference match at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium on Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m.