Volleyball Secures Third Place in SAC With Win Over Mars Hill


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba defeated visiting Mars Hill in four games in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 30-17, 30-13, 34-36 and 30-12 to improve to 24-6 overall and 8-5 in the SAC.  The Lady Lions fall to 13-17 and 0-12.

Catawba was led by junior middle Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS), who recorded 25 kills, and senior setter Andi Henderson (Swansboro, NC/Swansboro, HS), who had 49 assists.  Danielle Mason (Westerville, OH) led Mars Hill with a dozen kills, while Chelsea Coleman (Woodstock, GA) had nine kills, 12 digs and three aces. 

Catawba jumped out to a quick 10-4 edge in the opening game and later pulled out to a 19-10 lead.  Jasmine Chunn (Yadkinville, NC/Forbush HS) had three kills in a 5-1 run that put the Lady Indians up 25-13 and Catawba cruised from there. 

The Lady Indians had another strong start in game two, scoring the first four points and moving out to an 11-3 lead.  A seven-point run would give Catawba a 19-6 lead.  Mars Hill would pull out a long third game that saw Catawba rally from a 24-18 deficit to tie the game at 25-25.  The teams would go back-and-forth until the Lady Lions scored the final three points on a kill by Coleman and two Catawba attack errors.

Powers would open the third game with two kills in the first three points and Catawba surged to a 13-4 lead after consecutive kills by Henderson.  A 10-1 run, which included three kills by Chunn, two by Lindsay Spears (Virginia Beach, VA/Ocean Lakes HS) and two by Kalin Collier (Rural Hall, NC/N. Forsyth HS) pushed the Lady Indians ahead 23-6.

Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) posted a double-double for Catawba with 12 kills and 22 digs.  Chunn registered a career-high 11 kills.  Lindsay Phillips (Rosman, NC) had 10 digs and eight kills for Mars Hill, who hit just 3.0% compared to 31.8% for Catawba.

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Swimming vs. QUEENS, noon


«December 2017»
December 1

Swimming @ Yellow Jacket Invite (Day 1)

December 2

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

December 9

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 70-58

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 73-87

December 11

Basketball (W) vs. JC SMITH 51-52

December 12

Basketball (M) vs. ST. AUGUSTINE'S 76-73

December 16

Basketball (W) vs. ANDERSON 63-46

Basketball (M) vs. ANDERSON 67-76

December 17

Swimming vs. QUEENS noon

December 19

Basketball (M) vs. WINGATE 11 a.m.

Basketball (W) vs. WINGATE 2 p.m.

December 30

Basketball (W) @ Virginia Union 2 p.m.


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