Fayetteville State Defeats Lees-McRae 3-1 on Halloween Night

Oct. 31, 2017

Final Stats

Fayetteville, NC – Fayetteville State University set its schedule with one goal in mind; win a championship and advance to regionals.

Tonight’s matchup against Lees-McRae was intentionally scheduled to be back-to-back contests behind yesterday’s Saint Augustine’s match. During the CIAA Tournament, the Broncos will have to advance through the rounds to reach the championship match. The Broncos will play another back-to-back challenge when FSU host Benedict and Johnson C. Smith on November 8th and 9th.

On this night of Halloween, Fayetteville State had more tricks than treats for the Bobcats. The Broncos (19-8 overall) defeated Lees-McRae 3-1 by sets of 25-18, 25-13, and 25-23. The Bobcats (6-17 overall) won the second set 25-17.

Nia Bell (Elizabeth City, NC) led the Broncos with nine (9) kills and six assisted blocks. Chynna Hunt (Summerville, SC) had eight (8) kills while Jayde Jacobs (Fayetteville, NC) and Arlicia Ortiz (Spanaway, WA) finished with seven (7) kills each.

Fayetteville State controlled the first set (25-18) although there were four score-ties and two lead changes.

Lees-McRae held the advantage throughout the second set. The only tie of the set was 1-1. The Broncos hung tight at the 15-20 score, but the Bobcats closed it out 25-17, behind the game-high 15 kills from Elissa Small.

The Broncos switched Ortiz from the libero position to outside hitter and had a change in strategy. After a 5-5 tied score, FSU had a 5-0 run to force Lees-McRae into a timeout. After the break, the Broncos managed another five-point lead with a 15-10 score and followed it with seven kills to win the set at 25-13.



Down 2-1, Lees-Mcrae made the fourth set interesting. The Bobcats took an early lead of the set and held it until the Broncos tied it at 21-21. The set would tie once more at 22 but three (3) kills by Chynna Hunt would end it all at 25-23.

Fayetteville State will travel to Raleigh, NC on November 6 to defend its earlier win against Shaw in Spaulding Gymnasium. First serve will be at 6 pm.

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