PEMBROKE, N.C. – The Lander volleyball team opened the weekend with a conference sweep of UNC Pembroke on the road Friday night. The Bearcats defeated the Braves 25-11, 25-16, 25-20.
Lander (19-4, 5-2 PBC) earned its second win of the week over UNC Pembroke (8-16, 0-7 PBC) after beating the Braves 3-1 on Monday night in Greenwood.
The Bearcats led 9-6 in the first set and won 16 of the next 21 points to secure the first point of the evening. With the second set knotted at 4-4, Lander won the next five points to take command of the set, crusing to a 25-16 win and a 2-0 lead.
Lander trailed 12-11 in the third set, but reclaimed the lead on a kill and an ensuing service ace from Kaitlyn Krafka. The Braves pulled to within a point at 18-17, but the Bearcats took advantage of three UNCP errors and a kill from Imari Ashley to pull ahead 22-17 and build a lead that the Braves could not overcome.
Lander faces Francis Marion on the road at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
The Bearcats will face UNC Pembroke on the road Friday night.