Volleyball

Griffith sparks Volleyball to win over SAC co-leader Lenoir-Rhyne

SALISBURY, NC -- Sophomore Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA) posted 22 kills, 23 digs and three aces as host Catawba knocked off conference co-leader Lenoir-Rhyne in four games in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Thursday night at Goodman Gym.

The Catawba Indians improve to 14-11 overall and 8-3 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 30-26, 30-24, 19-30 and 30-24. The Bears fall to 19-11 and 10-2. Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC) followed Griffith for Catawba with 20 kills and six blocks, while freshman Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC) had 16 kills. Libero Missy Bartholomew (New Carlisle, IN) recorded 28 digs and setter Andi Henderson (Swansboro, NC) registered 55 assists.

Abby Smith (Virginia Beach, VA) had 24 kills and a pair of blocks to pace the Bears. Jordan Ledford (Newton, NC) added 13 kills and 29 digs. Setter Lauren McLelland (Statesville, NC) posted 61 assists and 10 digs. Lenoir-Rhyne took the early edge in the opening game, leading 10-5 following an ace by Ledford and a kill by Kathryn Phillips (Lexington, NC). Another kill by Phillips helped the Bears go on top 18-12. Catawba would rally from that point. Griffith had three kills and Nikki Bozick (Boca Raton, FL) served an ace in a six-point run the tied the game.

Catawba would score four of the next five points on two kills by Lo and an ace by Griffith to go up 22-19. A kill by Lo followed by an ace by Tiffany Andrassy (Raleigh, NC) and a kill by Powers pushed the Tribe lead to 25-20.

Powers had two kills in the final push for the 30-26 win in the game. In game two, Catawba got out to a 10-5 lead and held a 20-14 edge when Lenoir-Rhyne began to close in. A kill and an ace by Smith made it 20-16. A Smith kill and block pulled the Bears within 23-22. Griffith would kill a key point for Catawba, making the score 24-22 and after several errors the Tribe led 27-24.

Powers and Lo had kills to get to game point which came on a L-R error. Lenoir-Rhyne rolled to the win in the third game, hitting at 51%. The Bears got up 17-9 and built its advantage to 23-11. Smith had seven kills in the win, while Phillips had five kills and a pair of blocks.

Catawba surged ahead 13-8 early in the fourth game, but the Bears rallied behind four Smith kills to draw even at 16-16. Griffith delivered consecutive kills and Bozick served an ace to give Catawba a 21-18 lead. Lo and Powers had kills to put the Tribe on top 24-20, but a kill by Katie Sloan (Troutville, VA) and a block and kill by Smith got the Bears to within 24-23. A Bear error was followed by a Powers kill and combo block with Lo for a 27-23 lead. Smith closed the deficit to 27-24 with a kill for L-R, but a kill by Lo was followed by two hitting error by the Bears which gave Catawba the match.

MATCH SCORES
1 2 3 4 Lenoir-Rhyne (19-11, 10-2) 26 24 30 24 Catawba (14-11, 8-3) 30 30 19 30 Leaders Kills: C - Melissa Griffith 22, Melissa Powers 20, Mai Zoua Lo 16; LR - Abby Smith 24, Jordan Ledford 13, Kathryn Phillips 11. Digs: C - Missy Bartholomew 28, Griffith 23; LR - Ledford 29, Catherine Fulton 28. Blocks: C - Powers 1-5/6, Amanda Nantz 0-4/4, Lo 0-2/2; LR - Phillips 0-4/4, Katie Novacek 1-2/3, Smith 1-1/2, Ledford 0-2/2. Assists: C - Henderson 55; LR - Lauren McLelland 61. Service Aces: C - Griffith 3, Nikki Bozick 2; LR - Smith 1, Ledford 1, McLelland 1, Novacek 1, Natalie Krause 1. ATT: 404 Time – 1:54 #######

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February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

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February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

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February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

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February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

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February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

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February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

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February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

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February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

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February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

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February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

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February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

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February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

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February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

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February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

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February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

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February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

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February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

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February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

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