Western Carolina split a pair of Southern Conference volleyball matches in the Ramsey Center.

The Lady Cats (7-8, 3-1) downed Samford 16-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-20 Saturday. Merry Gebel and Bailey Hartsough put down 16 and 13 kills, respectively. Sydney Carlson handed out 20 assists, and Sarah Janourova had 15. Destinee Dorsey, who was recently named conference defensive player of the month, came up with 18 digs. Gebel added 15, followed by Janourova with 13 and Noelle Soldo with 12.

Mercer defeated Western 23-25, 25-16, 26-24, 25-16 Friday. Gebel finished with 18 kills and 13 digs. Carlson and Janourova both dished out 20 assists. Dorsey was tops in digs with 24, and Janourova had 17.