September 16, 2006
Volleyball rolls to sweep of Presbyterian
CLINTON, SC -- Catawba picked up a three-game sweep of host Presbyterian in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Templeton Arena.
Catawba improves to 5-6 overall and 2-1 in the SAC, while the Blue Hose fall to 5-10 and 0-3. Catawba jumped out to a 7-1 lead and never relinquished their advantage, building it to 19-9 then closing out the opening game on an 11-8 run.
After starting out down 4-1, PC rallied to take an 11-10 lead in game two. Both squads continued to trade points, as there were 10 tie scores. With the score tied at 18-18, the Indians went on a 12-7 run to win it. The Blue Hose were in control of the third game and looked to be on their way to forcing a fourth one. Presbyterian boasted a 6-1 lead before Catawba slowly began to comeback. The third game featured six tie scores and a pair of lead changes. The Blue Hose led 22-17 then the Indians used an 8-3 run to knot the game at 25-25, going on to win 30-27.
Catawba finished the match with five players in double figure kills as sophomore Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA) led the way with 15 kills. Freshman Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC) and sophomore Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC) contributed 12 kills apiece, while Lo and junior Missy Bartholomew (New Carlisle, IN) added 13 digs each.
Sophomore Justine Lanchester (Downs, IL) was the offensive leader in the first game for PC with 11 kills, while four Blue Hose players had double digit digs with junior Jodi Palmer leading the way with 22 digs.
1 2 3 Catawba (5-6, 2-1) 30 30 30 Presbyterian (5-10, 0-3) 17 25 27 Leaders Kills: C - Melissa Griffith 15, Mai Zoua Lo 12, Melissa Powers 12; P - Justine Lanchester 11. Digs: C - Missy Bartholomew 13, Lo 13; P - Jodi Palmer 22, Julie Hollrah 15. Blocks: C - Powers 0-3/3, Andi Henderson 1-1/2; P - Courtney Van Dusen 1-3/4, Rachel Lewis 1-1/2. Assists: C - Henderson 42; P - Lewis 36. Service Aces: C - Lo 2, Jessica Cleary 2; P - Palmer 3, Hallrah 2. ATT: 76 Time – 1:16 #######
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