Volleyball Makes Quick Work of Lincoln Memorial


HARROGATE, TN -- Catawba rolled to a three-set sweep of host Lincoln Memorial in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Mary E. Mars Gymnasium.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-14, 25-13 and 25-19 in improving to 7-5 overall and 2-1 in the SAC.  The Lady Railsplitters fell to 11-4 and 1-1.

Catawba's offense was run by Megan Courson (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS), who turned in a game-high 29 assists, while Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS) and Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS) each added 10 kills on the night to help the Catawba Indian's effort.  Catawba's defensive effort was on que as well Friday evening.  Griffith and Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) each recorded nine digs, while Powers was a wall at the net with five block assists.

The Lady Railsplitters had one of their most frustrating nights of the season offensively.  No single player had more than five kills, while setter Lauren Kiwacka (Tipp City, OH) was limited to only 19 assists.  The LMU defensive effort was spearheaded by Ashley Knight (Palm Harbor, FL), who logged 10 digs on the evening.  No other Lady Railsplitter player hit double figures in the category.

Lo served a pair of aces and added a kill as the Lady Indians opened set one with a five-point run to set the table.  Catawba ran out to a 10-2 edge.  LMU pulled within 18-12, but a kill by Griffith and an ace by Courson started a run that pushed the Lady Indian edge to 23-12. 

Lincoln Memorial had a good start to the second set, overcoming an early 3-0 deficit and grabbing a 6-5 lead on an ace by Kodi Cartwright (Layton, UT).  Catawba held a 16-13 when it ran off the final nine points of the set on the serve of Tiffany Andrassy (Raleigh, NC/Sanderson HS).  The senior had three aces in the run, including the set point.

Catawba spurted to a 6-2 lead in the third game with LMU coming back to lead on several occasions, but none by more than a single point.  The last lead came at 17-16 following an ace by Kiwacka, but Griffith had a kill and an ace in a three-point run that gave Catawba a 19-17 lead.  A kill by Knight put the score at 21-19 then the Lady Indians scored the final four points, getting a kill from Powers to end the match.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

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

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.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

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

February 13

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

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

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

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

February 19

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

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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