Western Carolina’s volleyball team lost a pair of recent Southern Conference road matches.

The Lady Cats (10-12, 6-5) fell to Samford 25-14, 25-23, 22-25, 29-27 Friday. Merry Gebel put down 13 kills, followed by Julia Gardon with 12 and Bailey Hartsough with 11. Sydney Carlson handed out 36 assists. Gebel was tops in digs with 16. Gardon and Destinee Dorsey both had 13.

Mercer won 25-21, 25-20, 25-21 Saturday. Gebel led in kills with 17, and Hartsough had 11. Carlson totaled 29 assists. Dorsey came up with 18 digs. Carlson and Gebel both added 10.