September 12, 2006
Powers helps lift Volleyball to win over St. Augustine's
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up a three-game win over visiting St. Augustine’s in volleyball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians won the match by the scores of 30-28, 30-13 and 30-24 to improve to 3-6 on the season.
Catawba jumped to a quick lead in the opening game and held a 21-13 edge when the Falcons started to make up ground. An 11-3 run by the visitors evened the game at 24-24. An ace by Simone Wilson (Lauderdale Lakes, FL) put St. Augustine’s on top 27-26 and a kill by Aurea Griffith (St. Thomas, BARBADOS) put the Falcons up 28-27.
Catawba was able to score the final three points on kills by Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC) and Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC) and an attack error on SAC to end the game. Catawba rolled to the easy win in game two. Powers delivered six kills in the game, while Amanda Nantz (Troutman, NC) had three blocks. The Falcons trailed only 7-6 early in the game, but Catawba used a pair five-point runs to pull out to a 22-9 lead.
The Lady Indians would get to an early 17-9 lead in the third game, but the Falcons got on a run, aided by four kills from Griffin to pull within 21-19. Catawba regrouped and got a pair of kills from Lo and Powers in a final push to take the match. Powers delivered 18 kills to pace Catawba, while Lo had nine kills and 13 digs. Nantz led the way with four blocks with Powers chipping in with three.
Setter Andi Henderson (Swansboro, NC) had 43 assists, but also added nine kills, eight digs, an ace and a pair of blocks. Griffith had a dozen kills for the Falcons, while Samantha Joseph (St. Michael’s, BARBADOS) had 10 digs and two blocks.
1 2 3 St. Augustine’s 28 13 24 Catawba (3-6) 30 30 30 Leaders Kills: C - Melissa Powers 18, Mai Zuoa Lo 9, Andi Henderson 9; SA - Aurea Griffith 12, Vittorio McDuffie 9. Digs: C - Missy Bartholomew 14, Lo 13, Melissa Griffith 10; SA - Samantha Joseph 10, McDuffie 10. Blocks: C - Amanda Nantz 0-4/4, Griffith 1-2/3, Powers 0-3/3; SA - Joseph 1-1/2, Curby Rogers 0-1/1. Assists: C - Henderson 43; SA - Renee Clarke 22. Service Aces: C - Lo 1, Nantz, 1, Henderson 1, Bartholomew 1; SA - Joseph 1, Clarke 1, Simone Wilson 1. ATT: 94 Time – 1:21 #######
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