Meeks Picks Up A Dozen Blocks As Volleyball Sweeps Newberry

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba got nine kills and a dozen blocks from freshman Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) in a three-set sweep of visiting Newberry in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 16-9 overall and 8-5 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 25-18, 25-15 and 25-18.  Newberry falls to 16-9 and 8-5.

Meeks led a strong defensive effort that held Newberry to just 4.8% hitting.  As a team, Catawba recorded 13 blocks with Meeks totaling three solo and nine assists.  Freshman Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) added five block assists.  Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS) was the only Lady Indian to reach double figures in kills with 10.  Setter Megan Courson (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) had 34 assists, three blocks and seven digs.

Newberry held an early lead in the opening set at 7-4 after a kill by Priscila Sales (Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL), but Catawba used a six-point run behind the serving of Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS) to take the lead for good.  Meeks had a kill and three block assists in the run.  Catawba put the set away with a 7-2 run after Newberry cut the margin to 14-12.  Courson served an ace for the set point.

A kill and combo block from Courson gave Catawba a 7-6 lead in set two it would never relinquish.  Meeks had a kill and two blocks as the Lady Indians moved out to a 13-7 edge which would increase to 20-11.  Meeks and Doss combined on a block to end the set.

Catawba led set three 9-7 when a kill and an ace by Powers started a run that gave the Lady Indians an 18-11 advantage.  Newberry pulled within 20-15, but Catawba scored three straight points.  Meeks finished off the set with two blocks. 

Sales led Newberry with 10 kills and added eight digs.  Kara Harris (Grandview, TX) had eight kills with 10 digs.  Setter Brianna Blakely (Houston, TX) delivered 28 assists and 11 digs, while Nadia Andrade (Belo Horizonte, BRAZIL) also posted 11 digs.

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Today's Events

Cross Country @ SAC Championships, 9:00
Volleyball @ Tusculum, 12:30VideoStats
Swimming @ Wingate, 2:00
Football @ Tusculum, 2:30AudioVideoStats
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM, 5:00VideoStats
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM, 7:30VideoStats


«October 2017»
October 1

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

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

October 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

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

Volleyball 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.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo