Volleyball falls in four to SAC-leading Presbyterian

SALISBURY, NC -- League-leading Presbyterian remained undefeated with a four-game win over host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym. The Blue Hose, who improve to 18-2 overall and 6-0 in the SAC, won by the scores of 30-20, 25-30, 30-17 and 32-20. Catawba falls to 7-7 and 2-3. Lauren Mason (Peachtree City, GA) led Presbyterian with 18 kills, while Erin Friday (Summerville, SC) added 15 kills and 12 digs. Rachel Lewis (Bloomington, IL) delivered 59 assists and served three aces. Amanda Nantz (Troutman, NC) had 19 kills and three blocks for the Lady Indians with Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC) adding 14 kills and four blocks. Andi Henderson (Swansboro, NC) had 52 assists with four aces, three blocks and four kills. Presbyterian began to pull away midway through the opening game. Tied at 7-7, the Blue Hose put together an 8-2 run to grab a 15-9 edge. A service ace by Nantz, brought the Lady Indians to within 16-13, but that was as close as Catawba would get. PC hit 63% to just 8% for Catawba in the opening game. Catawba rebounded in game two, jumping to a 15-10 lead. The Blue Hose had the game tied at 20-20, but a kill by Powers sparked a run that put Catawba up 28-21 and led to the win. The Blue Hose controlled the third game throughout. Malorey Grove (Albany, IN) served up four straight points early in the game for a 13-4 lead and Lewis had two aces in a five-point surge late in the game. PC pulled away from a tight fourth game to go on top 28-22, but Henderson served up six straight points, including an ace to the game. The Blue Hose would not give up the lead and got a key kill from Allyn Beam (Charleston, SC) on an overpass from a serve that put PC up 30-29. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 4 Presbyterian (18-2, 6-0) 30 25 30 32 Catawba (7-7, 2-3) 20 30 17 30 Leaders Kills: C - Amanda Nantz 19, Melissa Powers 14, Melissa Griffith 11; P - Lauren Mason 18, Jasmin Brown 17, Erin Friday 15. Digs: C - Griffith 19, Summer Zuck 17; P - Friday 12, Malorey Grove 12. Blocks: C - Powers 0-4/4, Nantz 1-2/3, Zuck 0-3/3, Andi Henderson 0-3/3; P - Brown 1-1/2, Friday 0-1/5. Assists: C - Andi Henderson 52; P - Rachel Lewis 59. Service Aces: C - Henderson 4; P - Lewis 3, Allyn Beam 3, Fiday 2, Grove 2, Justine Lanchester 2. ATT: 172 Time 1:39 #######

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