Volleyball

Volleyball Holds Off Lenoir-Rhyne to Take Five-Game Win

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HICKORY, NC -- Catawba held off host Lenoir-Rhyne to claim a five-game win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at Shuford Gym.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 30-25, 30-28, 19-30, 23-30 and 15-11 and improve to 21-4 overall and 6-3 in the SAC.  The Bears fell to 14-11 and 3-5.

Catawba jumped out to an early lead in the opening game, grabbing a 12-5 edge after consecutive kills by setter Andi Henderson (Swansboro, NC/Swansboro HS).  The Bears clawed back to within 27-25 late, but Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) killed off a point for a 28-25 Catawba lead and Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS) k had a kill for the final point.

Lenoir-Rhyne used an 11-1 run to take a 16-6 lead in game two.  Hannah Stewart served on ace during the run, while Samantha Freese added two more.  The Bears led 20-11 before Catawba climbed back.  Powers had two kills to help the Indians get within 23-18 and Jessica Cleary (Boca Raton, FL/Olympic Heights HS) served five straight points to tie the game.  After falling behind 26-23, Lo served two aces to draw Catawba level and Powers added two kills for a 29-26 lead and later killed off the final point.

Aces by Stewart and Freese along with two kills by Kassi Henry keyed a 7-1 run to put the Bears up 15-9 in game three.  Another ace by Stewart pushed the lead to 27-15 and led to the win.  The Bears also controlled the fourth game, but an ace by Nikki Bozick (Boca Raton, FL/W. Boca HS) had Catawba within 20-18.  Five straight points on the serve of Freese, which started and ended with kills by Henry put the Bears up 26-18.

Game five went back and forth until the end.  Catawba scored three straight points for an 8-5 lead, but Caroline Albertelli had three straight kills to help LR grab a 9-8 edge.  With the game tied at 11-11, the Lady Indians reeled off the final four points for the win.  Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS) and Powers had kills with the final point coming on a combo block by Powers and Lindsey Spears (Virginia Beach, VA/Ocean Lakes HS).

Powers posted 21 kills to lead Catawba with 14 coming in the first two games.  Griffith had 14 kills and 17 digs, while Lo added 13 kills and 13 digs.  Henderson had 50 assists and 15 digs.  Katie Novacek led the Bears with 20 kills with Henry adding 19 and Albertelli 18.  Lauren McLelland had 60 assists and 22 digs, while Stewart had 23 digs and four aces.

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«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
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

4
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.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

89
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

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

1112
February 12

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

13
February 13

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

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
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

18
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

19
February 19

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

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

20
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

21
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

24
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

25
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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