AIKEN, S.C. - Rachel Bewick recorded a program record 42 digs as LR dramatically overcame a 2-0 deficit to win for the second time this season, defeating host USC Aiken in five sets. Earlier in the day, LR easily dispatched of Lander to go 2-0 on the day and 3-1 overall in the SAC/Peach Belt Crossover

Final: Lenoir-Rhyne 3, Lander 0
Records: Lenoir-Rhyne (13-5), Lander (9-10)


  • Taylor Prall moved into second place in the program record book for career kills with her 16 kills in the opener. Prall needed just three kills entering today to pass Brooke Redmond who had 1,287 career kills.
  • Ashley Hawkins continued her strong weekend with 12 more kills and added 16 digs for a double-double. 
  • Emma Clark finished the game with eight kills and hit a scorching .700 while adding a pair of blocks. Clark had 12 kills against USC-Aiken.
  • Bewick added 20 digs in the three sets and continues to lead the league in digs per set. 
  • The Bears won by sets of 25-21, 25-15 and 25-22. 

Final: Lenoir-Rhyne 3, USC Aiken 2
Records:Lenoir-Rhyne (14-5), USC Aiken (15-7)


  • Bewick's 42 digs surpassed Ashley Hawkins and Catherine Fulton who had both recorded 41 digs in a match as the Bears overcame a 2-0 deficit. Prior to tonight, Bewick's previous career high in digs was 31 against Emmanuel on Sept. 11 of this year.
  • LR also overcame a 2-0 deficit to win against Newberry earlier this season. Prior to that, LR hadn't come back from being down 2-0 since 2012. 
  • LR fell in the first set 25-23 and then dropped set two 25-19 before rallying. The Bears took sets three and four by counts of 25-18 and 25-11 to force a fifth frame.
  • In the clincher, LR hit .310 as a team to grab a 15-11 victory. 
  • Prall finished with 20 kills and 20 digs for the Bears. 
  • Clark finished with eight blocks for the Bears and added 12 kills.
  • Hawkins finished with 15 kills and 17 digs for her third straight double-double.

The Bears will jump back into South Atlantic Conference play when they travel to Lincoln Memorial on Tuesday night.