Lees-McRae holds early for the Blue Ridge Cup over Tornado

Lees-McRae holds early for the Blue Ridge Cup over Tornado

2016-17 Blue Ridge Cup Standings

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Following the completion of the fall season, King University trails in the annual battle with Lees-McRae College for the Blue Ridge Cup. The 2016-17 season marks the fifth year of the battle for the Blue Ridge Cup, and the Bobcats hold a narrow 4-2 advantage following the fall season.

The fall season got started when the rivals squared off in the volleyball court with each school defending their home court. King took a close 3-2 victory in the Student Center Complex and two weeks later, the Bobcats earned a 3-1 win in Williams Gymnasium.

On the pitch, Lees-McRae swept a Conference Carolinas doubleheader on the final day of the regular season. The Bobcat women's team earned a 4-0 win and the Lees-McRae men took a 6-2 victory from the Tornado.

The fall season concluded with cross country. Lees-McRae earned the full point on the men's side, taking higher finishes at both the Conference Carolinas Championship and NCAA Southeast Regional. King countered with higher finishes on the women's side at both events, earning a full point for the Tornado.

Going into the winter season, Lees-McRae holds a 4-2 advantage. The Tornado have won the battle for the Blue Ridge Cup each of the first four seasons.