September 20, 2008
Volleyball Opens SAC Play With Sweep Over Lenoir-Rhyne
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba opened league play with a three-set sweep of visiting Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Catawba Indians improve to 6-4 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 25-16, 25-21 and 25-22. The Bears fall to 6-7 and 0-1.
Catawba got 13 kills and five blocks from senior middle Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS) to lead the way for the Lady Indians. Junior middle Jasmine Chunn (Yadkinville, NC/Forbush HS) added four more blocks as Catawba held Lenoir-Rhyne to just a .037 hitting percentage and posted 10 team blocks.
Freshman Lindsey Cantu (Orlando, FL) had nine kills to lead Lenoir-Rhyne. Brooke Christenbury (Mooresville, NC) added six kills, two blocks and an ace.
The Lady Indians jumped to a quick 7-3 lead in the opening set, but saw Lenoir-Rhyne rally to tie things at 8-all. Leading 15-12, Catawba used a pair of runs to pull away and grab the set one win.
The second set was a back-and-fourth battle that was tied at 15-all. After a L-R setting error, Powers served an ace to help Catawba move ahead 18-15. The Bears pulled within 22-20 after a kill by Katie Novacek (Raliegh, NC) and a combo block by Novacek and Christenbury. L-R would make three errors over the next four points to aid in the Catawba win.
Set three would be another tight affair. Catawba had moved ahead 18-16, but the Bears reeled off three straight points to grab the lead. Unfortunately, two of the points came on an out of order serve which wiped two points away and gave Catawba a penalty point, leaving the Lady Indians up 19-17.
Lenoir-Rhyne was able to rally back and went ahead 22-21 on a kill by Jordan Ledford (Newton, NC). Powers would get a kill then combine with Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) for a block and a 23-22 edge for Catawba. Meeks followed with a kill and the match ended on a ball handling error from the Bears.
Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) picked up 14 digs for Catawba and Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, NC/Lafayette HS) added 13 digs and five kills. Freshman Megan Courson (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) had 25 assists and three blocks. Elizabeth Flattery (Sparta, NC) recorded a dozen digs and 22 assists for the Bears, while Novacek had three blocks.
|Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1),||Stats|
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 5-12
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2-7
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1-8
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 8-1
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3:30 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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