Volleyball Rallies From 2-0 Hole Before Falling in Five at Newberry

NEWBERRY, SC -- Newberry held off a Catawba rally to record a five-set win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Eleazer Arena.  The loss spoiled outstanding performances by a pair of Catawba freshmen.  Setter Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) posted a triple-double with 10 kills, 16 digs and 32 assists in her first career start, while Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) recorded a team-high 15 kills and 21 digs.  With the win, Newberry improves to 12-8 overall and 3-3 in the SAC, while the Lady Indians fall to 8-7 and 2-4.

Lorena Maia led four Newberry players with double-digit kills, posting 16.  Fernanda Frey and Leah Nye each added a dozen kills, while Kember Lichtie tallied 10.  Frey and Lichtie added 18 and 15 digs, respectively.

Newberry scored the first four points of the opening set before Catawba got going.  The Lady Indians scored six of the next seven points to go on top 6-5 on a kill by Whitmer.  The set stayed tight with the Lady Indians leading 18-17 after a kill by Katie Moran (Northville, MI/Northville HS).  From there, Newberry took control, scoring five straight points, three on kills by Frey to lead 22-18.  Catawba got within 22-20 on a block by Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry), but a service error was followed by two Newberry kills to end the set.

Set two saw each team enjoy mini runs.  Newberry took control late on a 4-1 run that was capped by consecutive kills by Maia.  Whitmer had back-to-back kills to get Catawba within 23-21, but Newberry got the last two points for a two-set edge.

Catawba rebounded to win set three and gain momentum.  The Lady Indians erased an early 9-5 deficit on a 5-1 run that included a pair of kills by Raye and another by Young.  The teams traded points until a kill and combo block by Moran put Catawba up 15-13.  Newberry tied the set at 19-all on a kill by Frey, but Catawba reeled off six of the next seven points.  Whitmer’s consecutive kills with a 21-20 lead started a final 4-0 run.

In set four, Catawba rallied from an early 13-5 deficit.  Three kills by Young helped Catawba close the gap to 16-13 then an ace by Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) and a kill by Moran tied the set at 17-all.  The Lady Indians followed with a four-point run that led to a 22-18 lead.  Raye had two kills before Doss killed off the final point to force the deciding fifth set.

Newberry pulled out the tight fifth set, scoring the final four points.  Raye had helped give Catawba a 9-7 lead on her 10th kill and a combo block with Doss.  Maia reeled off three kills to pull Newberry even at 10-all.  The Lady Indians led 12-11, but a kill by Lichtie and a combo block by Nye and Niki Hroblak put the hosts up 13-12.  After an attack error, Frey killed off the final point.

Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) collected 25 digs for Catawba with Doss adding eight kills and five blocks.  Young had eight kills and 13 digs.  Brianna Blakely led Newberry with 23 digs and Nye tallied a team-high five blocks.

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Today's Events

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, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«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 (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ 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 (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

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 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 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