Volleyball Sweeps Tusculum Behind Griffith's 12 Kills

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba claimed a three-set win over visiting Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians got a dozen kills from Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS) in the 27-25, 25-18, 25-23 victory.  The Lady Indians improve to 9-6 overall and 3-2 in the SAC, while the Pioneers fall to 12-5 and 3-2.

Griffith was followed in the kill category by Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS), who tallied 10 kills, 10 digs, four blocks and three aces.  Freshman Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) equaled a career-high with eight kills and freshman setter Megan Courson (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) delivered 37 assists.

The Pioneers were led by Gina Coffaro (Cincinnati, OH), who had a dozen kills.  Katie Luebke (Bellfontaine, OH) had nine kills and a pair of aces, while Carly Swisher (Fort Collins, CO) recorded eight kills, 11 digs and three blocks.  Freshman setter Payton Colclough (Manassas, VA) had 27 assists and 15 digs. 

The teams went back-and-forth in the opening set until Catawba put together a four-point run, capped by an ace from Powers, to grab a 17-14 lead.  The Pioneers would pull even at 20-all and finished a four-point run of their own after a hitting error from Catawba to lead 22-20.

A Swisher kill put Tusculum up 23-21, but the Lady Indians took three straight points for a 24-23 edge.  Coffaro tied the match at 24-all on a kill and after Griffith and Swisher traded kills, the match was even at 25-all.  Jasmine Chunn (East Bend, NC/Forbush HS) killed a point for a Catawba lead and an attack error gave the winning point to the Lady Indians.

Catawba used a six-point run midway through set two to take control.  With the set tied at 15-all, a Griffith kill gave the ball to Courson, who served up five points to push the edge to 21-15.  Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) had a pair of kills down the stretch to help close out the set.

The teams settled into a tight third set with a combo block from Swisher and Heather MacArthur (Salt Lake City, UT) staking the Pioneers to a 12-10 lead.  A kill by Luebke and a Catawba attack error had Tusculum on top 21-18, but kills from Powers and Griffith and a combo block from Powers and Courson brought Catawba even.

Griffith kept the Catawba run alive with a pair of kills sandwiched around a combo block with Powers for a 24-21 lead.  A kill by Caffaro ended the six-point run and the Pioneers pulled within 24-23 after an attack error.  The Lady Indians got their final point on a Tusculum attack error.

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October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

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October 31

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

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