Harrison and Hewitt each post 21 kills in Volleyball win at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC -- Seniors Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC) and Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) each had 21 kills, while Crystal Bonner (Yadkinville, NC) was one shy of the school record with 42 digs as Catawba College outlasted host Mars Hill to claim a four-game win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Stanford Arena. The Lady Indians won by the scores of 37-35, 31-29, 29-31 and 30-26 to improve to 12-10 overall and 8-5 in the SAC. Mars Hill falls to 14-15 and 4-9. The Lady Indians won game one 37-35. Their biggest lead was by only three points (27-24) after Summer Zuck (Kingston, TN) recorded a kill from Missy Bartholomew (New Carlisle, IN). Game two was also played close throughout. MHC enjoyed a 29-28 lead but could not put the game away and lost the second frame, 31-29. MHC jumped out to a 18-14 lead in the third game before Catawba went on a 6-to-2 run to tie the game at 20-20. The teams exchanged leads five times before the Lions prevailed 31-29. Catawba started game four on a 9-to-4 run and maintained a slight lead for most of the game. MHC cut the deficit to one point 26-25 but that was as close as they would get. The Indians reeled off four consecutive points to win the decisive game, 30-26. Heather Hawkins (Troutman, NC) followed Harrison and Hewitt with 16 kills and Zuck added 13. Kelly Burdeau (Salisbury, NC) and Bartholomew split time as the Indians' setter. Burdeau led Catawba with 34 assists while Bartholomew had 31 in the victory. Harrison and Hewitt also recorded six blocks apiece. Sarah Nash (Louisville, KY) led Mars Hill with a match high 27 kills. She also recorded 24 digs in the match. Jennifer Johnson (Blountville, TN) and Morgan Crisp (Maggie Valley, NC) notched 13 kills apiece. Cara Crouse (Hagerstown, MD) tallied 59 assists in the match. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 4 Catawba (12-10, 8-5) 37 31 29 30 Mars Hill (14-15, 4-9) 35 29 31 26 Leaders Kills: C - Elizabeth Hewitt 21, Crissi Harrison 21; MH - Sarah Nash 27, Morgan Crisp 13, Jennifer Johnson 13. Digs: C - Crystal Bonner 42, Summer Zuck 20; MH Sarah Nash 24, Tiffany Oreka 22. Blocks: C - Hewitt 3-3/6, Harrison 1-5/6, Hawkins 1-3/4; MH - Johnson 0-4/4, Rebecca King 1-2/3. Cara Crouse 0-3/3. Assists: C - Kelly Burdeau 34, Missy Bartholomew 31; MH - Crouse 59. Service Aces: C - Hewitt 5, Zuck 3, Katie Moore 2; MH - King 1, Sara Cole 1. ATT: 99 Time 2:21 #######

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