Frankfort, KY- The Paine College Lady Lions opened up the 2009 SIAC volleyball tournament Wednesday, November 11, 2009 with a win defeating the Lady Magicians of LeMoyne-Owen College in straight sets (25-18; 25-23; 25-18) at the Exum Center on the campus of Kentucky State University. All-conference player Victoria Claytor led the offense for the Lady Lions with 13 kills followed by Ashlee Porter who added seven kills in the win. On the defensive side, Fernisha McMillian and Janae Kearse recorded 15 and 13 digs respectively. Marquita Josey and Camachio Harris both added 13 assists in the win.
Later in the day, the Lady Lions fell to the Tigerettes of Benedict College in a tough four sets (22-25; 26-28; 25-23; 24-26). Camachio Harris worked her way around the court with 12 kills, 23 assist, and 9 digs. Victoria Claytor and Michelle Brown recorded double digit kills in the match for the Lady Lions 15 and 12 respectively, while Fernisha McMillian and Janae Kearse combined for 37 digs in the loss.
Not eliminated from the tournament, but dropping into the loser’s bracket, the Lady Lions will play Stillman College, Thursday, November 12, 2009 at 12 noon.