Volleyball Drops Another Five-Game Match

Collier, Moran record career-high kills numbers


PEMBROKE, NC -- Host UNC Pembroke defeated Catawba in five games in volleyball action on Tuesday night at Jones Arena.  The Lady Braves won by the scores of 30-27, 22-30, 30-23, 23-30 and 15-12 to improve to 20-16.  The Catawba Indians fall to 24-8.

 Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS) led Catawba with 20 kills and was one of four players to reach double figures in kills.  Kalin Collier (Rural Hall, NC/N. Forsyth HS) registered a career-high with 18 kills, while freshmen Lindsey Spears (Virginia Beach, VA/Ocean Lakes HS) and Katie Moran (Northville, MI/Northville HS) posted 13 and 10 kills, respectively.  The 10 kills for Moran was a career-high as was her six blocks.

 A six-point run early in the opening game gave UNCP a 14-10 lead.  Catawba closed within 19-18, but the Lady Braves stayed on top with a 5-1 run.  Down 27-21, Catawba pulled to within 28-27, but an attack error and a kill by Jessica Hartley accounted for the final points.  Catawba used kills by Collier, Spears and Moran to go up 8-5 in game two and led from there.  An ace by Griffith gave Catawba a 25-19 lead and the Lady Indians finished off the game on a block and kill by Moran.

 UNC Pembroke used a 14-2 run to take control of game three, taking an 18-11 lead.  Hartley had five kills in the run.  Catawba would chip away and cut the deficit to 23-22, but a 5-0 run by UNCP, including two kills by Tiara Anderson, helped secure the game win.  Catawba pulled away from a 19-19 tie in game four to even the match.  A five-point run gave the Lady Indians a 25-19 edge.  The Lady Indians won the final four points, the last three coming on a kill and two blocks from Spears.

 The Lady Braves scored the first five points of the deciding game.  Catawba rallied from an 8-2 deficit on three straight kills by Griffith, but UNCP scored four of the next five points to go up 12-6.  The Lady Indians would again get close at 13-12, using a run with three kills by Collier and two aces by Tiffany Andrassy (Raleigh, NC/Sanderson HS).  An attack error and an ace by Lizzie O’Connor gave Pembroke the winning points.

 Griffith added 20 digs to her 20 kills, while Nikki Bozick (Boca Raton, FL/W. Boca HS) posted a career-high 42 digs.  Andi Henderson (Swansboro, NC/Swansboro HS) had a double-double with 66 assists and 13 digs.  Collier also recorded a double-double with 12 digs and her 18 kills.  Anderson led UNCP with 20 kills.  Hartley had 17 kills and five blocks, while Andrena Laza recorded 47 digs.

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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 (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

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

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

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

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

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

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April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

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

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April 15

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

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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

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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

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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

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Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

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Softball @ SAC Tournament

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