FLORENCE, S.C. – The Lander volleyball team defeated Francis Marion in straight sets (25-23, 25-22, 25-20) in Peach Belt Conference play on Friday night.
The Bearcats (11-3, 1-1 PBC) have now won three of their last four matches. FMU (8-7, 0-1 PBC) suffered its fifth defeat in eight outings.
Lander trailed 7-3 in the first set, but scored 10 of the final 15 points to rally and take a 25-23 win. The Bearcats built an 11-point lead in the second set before withstanding a Patriot rally, ending the set with a block from Ross and Reilly Kuenstler to move ahead 2-0. Ross put an exclamation point on her night by recording three kills in Lander's final four points as the Bearcats closed set three with a 4-0 run to complete the sweep.
The Bearcats head to North Carolina to face UNC Pembroke on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 2:00 p.m.
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