August 24, 2007
Powers Leads Volleyball to Opening Wins at LR Invitational
HICKORY, NC -- The Catawba volleyball team opened the 2007-08 athletic season on Friday and earned a pair of wins at the Lenoir-Rhyne Moretz Sports Invitational at Shuford Gym. The Catawba Indians swept to wins over Texas A&M-Kingsville and Belmont Abbey. The ladies will face Queens and St. Andrews on Saturday.
Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS) posted 17 kills in the opening win over Kingsville, while Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS) added 14 kills, 18 digs and three blocks. Catawba defeated the Javalinas by the scores of 30-20, 32-30 and 30-23.
Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) delivered the key points in the tight game two win. After a service error by Kingsville leveled the game at 30-30, Lo had a solo block for a 31-30 edge then killed off the final point. Andi Henderson (Swansboro, NC/Swansboro HS) had 42 assists.
Every player was put into action in the win over Belmont Abbey. Powers again led the way with 16 kills and five blocks as Catawba won 30-12, 31-29 and 30-18. Nikki Bozick (Boca Raton, FL/W. Boca HS) recorded 18 digs. Freshman Lindsey Spears (Virginia Beach, VA/Ocean Lakes HS) led the newcomers with three kills and four digs.
|No events are scheduled today|
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)
Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 2) W-2nd;M-4th
Track/Field @ JDL College Kickoff Classic
Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 43-60
Basketball (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 58-103
Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58
Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87
Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52
Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73
Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 4 p.m.
Swimming vs. QUEENS noon
Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.
Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.