Volleyball takes out Wingate in three games

SALISBURY, NC -- Senior Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) had 14 kills and four blocks to help lead Catawba College to a three-game sweep of visiting Wingate University in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Lady Indians improve to 9-7 overall and 6-3 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 33-31, 30-21 and 30-14. Wingate falls to 10-11 and 5-4. Game one was tight throughout. A kill by Heather Hawkins (Troutman, NC) tied the game at 26-26. An ace by Missy Bartholomew (New Carlisle, IN) and a hitting error by Wingate gave the Lady Indians a 28-26 edge. The Bulldogs responded with two points on a kill by Molly Kerns (Bellfontaine, OH) and an ace by Melissa Deluca (Bahama, NC) to even the game at 28-28. Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC) had a kill for Catawba, but two Lady Indian errors left Wingate on top 30-29. Harrison killed a point to even the game at 30-30, but Kerns answered for Wingate to give the Bulldogs a 31-30 lead. A hitting error by Wingate tied the game and Summer Zuck (Kingston, TN) killed off the last two points to give Catawba a 33-31 win. Catawba used the momentum and jumped to a 5-1 lead in game two. Wingate was within 15-13 after a kill by Lauren Alley (Bristol, TN), but Catawba got two kills each from Hawkins and Hewitt to build a 25-16 lead. The Lady Indians never looked back and took the game 30-21. Catawba would score the opening six points of the third game and cruised to the win. Wingate closed to 10-5, but Hewitt had consecutive kills in a run that pushed the lead out to 13-5 and eventually to 20-10. Hewitt followed Harrison with 11 kills and four blocks for Catawba, while Zuck had 10 kills and a dozen digs. Bartholomew had 26 assists and a pair of aces. Kerns had nine kills to lead Wingate, while Ann Raddant (Muskego, WI) had 19 digs. Wingate hit just 2.8% for the match, while Catawba hit at 28%. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 Wingate (10-11, 5-4) 31 21 14 Catawba (9-7, 6-3) 33 30 30 Leaders Kills: C - Crissi Harriman 14, Elizabeth Hewitt 11, Summer Zuck 10; W - Molly Kerns 9. Digs: C - Crystal Bonner 12, Zuck 12; W - Ann Raddant 19. Blocks: C - Harrison 1-3/4, Hewitt 0-4/4; W - Rebecca Brezovec 1-3/4, Kerns 0-2/2. Assists: C - Missy Bartholmew 26, Kelly Burdeau 13; W - Melissa Deluca 24. Service Aces: C - Heather Hawkins 2, Bartholomew 2; W - Deluca 2, Danielle Thompson 2. ATT: 114 Time 1:17 #######

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