November 8, 2008
Volleyball Sweeps Past Mars Hill To Close Regular Season
MARS HILL, NC – Catawba capped its regular season with a three-set sweep of host Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Stanford Arena. The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-19, 25-13 and 25-19 to improve to 20-9 overall and 11-5 in the SAC. The Lions fall to 8-18 and 1-15.
Senior Melissa Powers (Bennett, NC/N. Moore HS) tallied a double-double with 13 kills and 18 digs, while adding four aces to lead Catawba. Senior Melissa Griffith (Williamsburg, VA/Lafayette HS) had 15 kills, while freshman Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) registered nine blocks, eight of which were solo.
A 9-4 run in the opening set gave Mars Hill a 17-16 lead, but Griffith killed off three of the next four points to spark an 8-1 run for Catawba. Meeks would finish off the set with a solo block. Catawba stormed to a 13-4 lead in the second set and rolled to the 2-0 lead.
Mars Hill had control of the third set, leading 18-13, but a service error gave Catawba a side out and Powers served up 10 straight points. Two kills kills by Griffith was followed by three solo blocks from Meeks to give Catawba a 19-18 lead. Powers would serve two straight aces with Griffith sandwiching two kills around a third Powers ace to cap the run. A Griffith kill ended the match.
Evie Tafunai led Mars Hill with eight kills and added nine digs. Catawba hit nearly 40% for the match, making just six hitting errors on 96 attempts with 44 kills.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
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
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
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
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
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
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
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.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
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.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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