Volleyball starts strong

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By Sara Ballante

The Lander University Volleyball team is starting off strong and setting records along the way. They went to the USC Aiken Invitational where they swept Belmont Abbey and beat Lenoir Rhyne.

PBC Player of the Week, Halle Dotson, led Lander in attack with 16 kills. Kendall Korte had 17 defensive digs against Belmont Abbey and also recorded a career-high of 29 digs against Lenoir Rhyne. Dale Rogers had a career-high of 10 kills.  Khiani Kelly also led the Bearcats with 13 kills.

Senior, Kendall Korte, said she is very optimistic about this season:

“We have that fire this year that I’ve never seen. We went hard this preseason and it shows so far.”

Korte has started and played every match since she came to Lander in 2013.

Ashley Stathus, coach, look at Korte as one of the few leaders on the team. “She is one of those players that practices what she preaches. She always does the right thing on and off the court. I really think the girls appreciate that and its what drives us as a unit.” Stathus set high standards for the girls this season. They set a record of the best season in school history last year, making it to regionals, and she hopes to make it even further this year.

The Lander Bearcats take on Mount Olive and Eckard this Saturday.

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