Nov. 21, 2008

Courtesy of Wingate

Carson-Newman won the first set 25-21, as the Eagles hit .208 (16, 6, 48) compared to LMU’s .075 (10, 6, 53). Fleck had five kills in the opening frame, while Troyer and junior middle blocker Jessica Brady (Fruitland Park, Fla.) recorded four kills each.

Lincoln Memorial hit .194 for the afternoon, with 55 kills, 24 errors and 194 total attacks. Four players recorded double-digit digs, paced by MacIntyre’s 29. The Railsplitters had 16 block assists.

Carson-Newman hit .148 Friday, with 55 kills, 27 errors and 189 total attacks. Eagle junior Jessica Schachleiter (Cincinnati, Ohio) joined Cutter in the double-double club, as she had 10 kills and 16 digs. All total, five C-N student-athletes had 10 or more digs. The Eagles had one solo block and 18 block assists.

Lincoln Memorial will look to play giant-killer again Saturday night, as the Railsplitters will face number three seed Armstrong Atlantic State University at 5 p.m. in Cuddy Arena.

AASU rallied for a thrilling 3-2 victory over Lander University earlier Friday.

Smith knows his team faces challenges ahead. “They (AASU) are a big, physical team,” Smith acknowledges. “They are very good team. We are going to have to bring it to them to have a chance.”