Griffith's Seven Aces Keys Volleyball's Sweep Of Brevard


SALISBURY, NC – Catawba served up 10 aces, including seven by senior Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS), in a three-set sweep of visiting Brevard in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 17-9 overall and 9-5 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 25-22, 25-9 and 25-14.  The Tornados fall to 11-16 and 2-13.

Griffith also led Catawba with 13 kills and added eight digs in the win.  Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS) posted a dozen kills and three aces.  Freshman Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) added 10 kills and four blocks, while setter Megan Courson (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) dished out 36 assists.

The teams battled through a tight opening set with Brevard taking a 22-21 lead on a four-point run that included a block and kill by Jordei Osby (Goldsboro, NC).  Catawba responded as Griffith killed off four straight points to give the Lady Indians the set.

It was Griffith who keyed the set two win, taking the serve with Catawba leading 9-7 and reeling off 13 straight points.  The run included a stretch of five consecutive aces.  Griffith had two more aces in the final set to help Catawba build a 12-6 edge.  A Griffith kill later in the set pushed the lead to 18-10 and Powers ended the match on a kill.

Chelsey Trojan (Sacramento, CA) led Brevard with nine kills and six digs.  Brooke Seaman (Spring Hill, FL) also had nine kills.  Setter Jami Perry (Greer, SC) had 18 assists and 14 digs.

Box Score

Today's Events

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1),
Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 86-173 L
Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 151-107 W
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 65-47 WAudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 61-90 LAudioVideoStats


«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

January 20

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne 86-173

Swimming Women @ Lenoir-Rhyne 151-107

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 65-47

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 61-90

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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Basketball (M) Team Photo