Volleyball Gets Back in the Win Column With Four-Game Victory Over LMU

Spears posts career-high 15 kills, Powers serves up seven aces


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba dropped the opening game, but rallied back to take a four-game win over visiting Lincoln Memorial in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-30, 30-20, 30-14 and 30-27 to improve to 22-6 overall and 7-5 in the SAC.  The Lady Railsplitters fall to 19-11 and 5-5.

Game one went back-and-forth with 16 ties and eight lead changes.  Lincoln Memorial pulled away down the stretch, scoring six of the last seven points.  A kill by Amanda Horenkamp (Murfreesboro, TN) gave LMU a 25-24 lead then the sophomore served four points to give the visitors a 29-24 edge.  Amanda Baker (Los Banos, CA) had a strong opening game for the Lady Railsplitters with seven kills and eight digs. 

Catawba jumped out to a 10-4 edge in game two behind the serving of Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS), who had three aces in a 6-0 run the broke a 4-4 tie.  LMU fought back to tie the game at 15-15, but Powers would serve up consecutive aces for an 18-15 Catawba lead.  Jasmine Chunn (Yadkinville, NC/Forbush HS) had a pair of combo blocks in a five-point run that gave Catawba a 25-17 edge. 

Powers had five of Catawba’s six aces in game two then pounded down nine kills in a big game three win.  The Lady Indians hit 46.5% for the game and rolled out to a 19-7 lead.  Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) had five of six Catawba points, with three kills and two aces, in an early run.

Catawba got a big fourth game from freshman Lindsey Spears (Virginia Beach, VA), who had seven of her career-high 15 kills in the game.  Another tight game saw a dozen ties and seven lead changes, but a late surge by Catawba proved to be the difference.  Powers delivered a kill to tie the game at 25-25 and Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS) had a pair of aces to give the Lady Indians a 27-24 lead.  LMU closed within 27-26, but a block and ace by Powers pushed Catawba to a game point.  Chunn would kill off the final point.

Powers finished with 21 kills, a career-high seven aces and five blocks to lead Catawba.  Griffith had 11 kills and 30 digs, while Lo also had 11 kills and picked up 22 digs.  Setter Andy Henderson (Swansboro, NC/Swansboro HS) had 58 assists and 14 digs.  Baker finished with 16 kills for the Lady Railsplitters and added 20 digs and four blocks.  Horenkamp had nine kills and 20 digs. 

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Today's Events

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round),
Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round), 4:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, 5:00Stats


«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 4 p.m.

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 27

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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