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D&E spikers claim MEC win over Wesleyan in straight sets

The Inter-Mountain photo by Edgar Kelley Davis & Elkins College senior Lillie Mueller makes a return as Wesleyan’s Madison Cooper (28) and Lauryn Antolock (21) prepare to defend Tuesday night in Mountain East Conference volleyball action at the McDonnell Center.

ELKINS — The Davis & Elkins College women’s volleyball team defeated rival West Virginia Wesleyan in three games Tuesday in Mountain East Athletic Conference action at the McDonnell Center.

The Lady Senators, who improved to 17-8 overall and 10-4 in conference play with the victory, won the match by the scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-20. It was the regular-season home finale for D&E.

Kaitlyn LaCour has a strong showing for the hosts, finishing with nine kills and eight digs. Raleighanne Weaver added eight kills and six blocks for the Lady Senators, while Sarah Warren had 27 assists and seven digs.

Kelly Smith paced Davis & Elkins in digs with 13 and Luanne O’Kane finished with two aces. Solei Daniels chipped in with six kills.

Jenny Lundy paced the Lady Bobcats (5-21, 2-10 MEC) with 17 kills and 11 digs. Payton Hefner tallied 17 assists for the visitors and Abigail Anderson finished with 10 digs.

Wesleyan, which has lost 10 straight contests, will travel to West Virginia State on Friday.

The Lady Senators will visit Charleston the same evening.