Volleyball

Volleyball snaps four-game slide with win over Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba defeated visiting Tusculum in four games in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday night at Goodman Gym. The Lady Indians improve to 10-14 overall and 4-7 in the SAC with the 30-10, 30-15, 28-30, and 30-23 win. Tusculum falls to 5-20 and 1-11. Catawba rolled to wins in the opening two games, but Tusculum played tough in the final two. The Pioneers took a 21-18 lead in the third game , but Catawba came back on a kill and ace by Andi Henderson (Swansboro, NC), tying the game at 25-25 on a kill by Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA). The Pioneers fell behind 28-27, but Amanda Trent (Chattanooga, TN) posted two straight kills and Brittany Driggers (Lexington, SC) served an ace to win the game. The Lady Indians eased out to a 20-17 lead in game four, but a kill by Trent and an ace by Alexis Rowles (Simpsonville, SC) cut the deficit to 20-19. Catawba was able to build a 25-20 lead after kills by Amanda Nantz (Troutman, NC) and Henderson. Shawna Voigt (Dayton, MN) stopped the run with a kill, but Catawba scored five of the last seven points to grab the win. Griffith, Nantz and Kalin Collier (Rural Hall, NC) each posted 11 kills for Catawba. Nantz added four blocks and Griffith had 15 digs. Vanessa Fortes (San Francisco, CA) led Tusculum with 15 kills, while Rowles had 34 digs. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 4 Tusculum (5-20, 1-11) 10 15 30 23 Catawba (10-14, 4-7) 30 30 28 30 Leaders Kills: C - Melissa Griffith 11, Kalin Collier 11, Amanda Nantx 11; T - Vanessa Fortes 15. Digs: C - Missy Bartholomew 27, Griffith 15; T - Alexis Rowles 34. Blocks: C - Nantz 1-3/4, Griffith 1-2/3, Melissa Powers 0-3/3; T - Amanda Trent 2, Shawna Voigt 2. Assists: C - Henderson 47; T - Brittany Driggers 45 Service Aces: C - Summer Zuck 4, Tiffaney Andrassy 2; T - Driggers 1, Rowles 2. ATT: 122 Time 1:41 #######

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Volleyball vs. UNC Pembroke 11 a.m.

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 3 p.m.

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Volleyball vs. Converse 11 a.m.

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Soccer (W) vs. SAINT ANSELM 5 p.m.

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Volleyball vs. West Texas A&M 11 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tampa 7 p.m.

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