Banner Elk, NC - Arlicia Ortiz (Spanaway, WA) had another one of her stellar performances as Fayetteville State University (2-4 overall) put down Lees-McRae 3-0 in volleyball action. The Broncos improved to 2-4 overall with sweeping wins of 25-21, 25-21, and 25-20.
The first set began as a competitive back-and-forth with nine score ties until it reached 20-all. Ortiz set up Nia Bell (Elizabeth City, NC) for a kill and the Broncos for a 4-0 run for a set match. Ortiz and Chynna Hunt (Charleston, SC) also put down kills for the 24-21 lead. A service error by the Bobcats (0-5 overall) ended the set in favor of the Broncos.
The second set began in the same fashion as the first with five (5) score ties until the Broncos went on a 7-2 run for a 17-12 lead. The Bobcats would climb within three (3), trailing 23-20, before an FSU timeout would resettle the Broncos and secure the set with another 25-21 win.
Set No. 3 would continue to play out as the previous two. With a 22-20 lead, utility player Chynna Hunt placed a well-set kill by Nakia McKinnie (Niceville, FL) for a 23-20 score. After a Bobcats attack error, Hunt blocked a Caitlyn Smirne attack for the sweep.
Ortiz led FSU with 11 kills, 19 attacks, 13 digs and 1 assisted block. Jayde Jacobs (Fayetteville, NC) finished with seven (7) kills while McKinnie provided 16 assists.
Short Box Score (Match)
Fayetteville St. vs Lees-McRae (09/12/2017 at Banner Elk, N.C.)
Fayetteville St. def. Lees-McRae 25-21,25-21,25-20
Fayetteville St. (2-4) (Kills-aces-blocks) - ORTIZ,Arlicia 11-0-1;
JACOBS,Jayde 7-1-2; HUNT,Chynna 4-0-4; JADA,Bojo 4-0-6;
OUSLEY-BROWN,Raven 4-0-2; BELL,Nia 2-1-0; McKINNIE,Nakia 1-0-0; Totals
33-2-9.0. (Assists) - McKINNIE,Nakia 16. (Dig leaders) - ORTIZ,Arlicia
13; CLARK,Paige 10
Lees-McRae (0-5) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Lexi Zangari 11-1-2; Logan
Slusher 9-0-3; Hanna Steckler 5-0-0; Caitlyn Smirne 4-2-1; Elissa
Small 2-0-0; Whitley Starnes 1-0-1; Courtney Weathersbee 1-1-1; Lauren
Arnold 1-0-0; Totals 34-4-4.0. (Assists) - Courtney Weathersbee 25.
(Dig leaders) - Johnaliz Cotte 7; Courtney Weathersbee 6
Site: Banner Elk, N.C. (Williams Gymnasium)
Date: 09/12/2017 Attend: 89 Time: 1:45
Referees: Deidre Brown, Mitch Atkinson
Line judges: Jimmy Cline, Noah Beeber
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