Volleyball Sweeps Past Carson-Newman to Level League Mark at 4-4


JEFFERSON CITY, TN – Catawba swept past host Carson-Newman for a three-set win over the Lady Eagles in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday morning at Holt Fieldhouse.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-21, 25-22 and 25-15 in improving to 11-7 overall and leveling their SAC mark at 4-4.  The Lady Eagles fall to 11-7 and 5-3.

Freshman Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) paced Catawba with 15 kills, while sophomore Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) tallied 13 kills, following up her career-high effort of 20 on Friday at Lincoln Memorial.  Freshman Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) picked up 13 digs and two aces, while setter Megan Courson (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) collected 34 assists with an ace.

An early 4-1 spurt in set one, sparked by three Whitmer kills, gave Catawba an 8-5 edge.  Carson-Newman rallied to tie the set at 15-all on a kill by Carly Mozgai and the teams traded the next eight points.  An ace by Parrish and two errors lifted Catawba to a 22-19 lead then kills by Meeks and Whitmer kept the lead at three until an error pushed the Lady Indians to the set win.

Consecutive kills by Meeks and an ace by Parrish gave Catawba an early lead in set two and the Lady Indians never looked back.  A kill by Racheal Bowlin pulled the Lady Eagles within 19-16, but Courson started a 5-1 run with a kill that brought Catawba to set point.  Bowlin had a pair of kills and a block to help Carson-Newman rally within 24-22 before Parrish killed off the final point.

Catawba broke away midway through the third set.  Leading 13-12, a kill by Katie Moran (Northville, MI/Northville HS) sparked a seven-point run for a 20-12 edge.  Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry HS) had one ace and Whitmer two kills in the run.  A kill by Courson and an ace by Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) moved the lead to 23-15.  A kill by Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) and a C-N attack error gave Catawba the match.

Jasmine Clark led Carson-Newman with 13 kills.  Katie Troyer had nine kills and three blocks.  Libero Angelle Hayes tallied 14 digs, while setter Stephanie Cutter had 26 assists.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 2-8

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 0-5

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3-2

Baseball @ Wingate 9-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 13-11

Baseball @ Wingate 7-3

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 14-10

April 24

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 12-21

Lacrosse (W) vs. LINCOLM MEMORIAL (SAC Tourn. - 1st Round) 18-10

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 5 p.m.

April 27

Baseball TBA @ SAC Tournament noon

Softball vs. Coker (SAC Tournament) 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. Queens (SAC Tournament - Semifinals) 7 p.m.

April 28

Softball @ SAC Tournament

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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