Volleyball Road Streak Ends With Loss at Wingate

WINGATE, NC -- Wingate swept Catawba in three sets in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night in Cuddy Arena.  Wingate won by scores of 25-13, 25-20 and 28-26 to improve to 21-1 overall and 9-0 in the SAC.  Catawba falls to 11-8 and 4-5. 

Stormi Gale (Richmond, TX) led Wingate with 15 kills, 10 digs and three blocks.  Lauren Billo (Orland Park, IL) added 14 kills.  Setter Liz Willis (Raleigh, NC) piled up 46 assists and 11 digs, while libero Maggie Malone (Chicago, IL) collected a match-high 19 digs.  Brittany Horner (Roxboro, NC) and Chelsea Cancelliere (Richboro, PA) contributed 11 digs each.

Catawba was led by Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS), who had 11 kills.  Freshman Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) followed with eight.  Setter Megan Courson (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) had 18 assists and 13 digs, while libero Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) collected 16 digs.

The Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first set on a combo block from Jacki Emmenecker (Perrysburg, OH) and Rebecca Bloemer (Louisville, KY).  Whitmer answered with a kill to cut the lead to six, but the Bulldogs responded by scoring the next five points of the set to take a 19-8 advantage.  Kills from Emmenecker and Megan McVicker (Mercer, PA) made it 22-10.  A pair of kills from Billo finished the first set, as the Bulldogs hit .311 in the frame, while holding Catawba to .048.

A pair of Emmenecker kills put Wingate on top 17-10 in the second set.  A Meeks kill, followed by Wingate error cut the lead to 18-15.  Kills from Gale and Billo built the advantage back to five.  A block from Meeks and Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC) brought Catawba within 22-19.  A Bloemer kill, followed by a Catawba error made it 24-19 and McVicker capped the set with a kill.

The third and final set featured 13 ties and four lead changes.  Billo killed a point to put Wingate on top 12-9.  The Catawba Indians fought back to take the lead at 14-13 on a kill from Meeks.  No team would lead by more than one until a Bloemer kill and Catawba error made it 23-21.

The guests had the answer, tying it at 23 on consecutive Wingate errors.  An Emmenecker kill made it 24-23, but Catawba again had the response, getting kills from Meeks and Courson to take a 25-24 lead.  An Emmenecker kill, followed by a Catawba error put the Bulldogs on top 26-25.  A Whitmer kill tied it one last time at 26.  Gale had a kill to make it 27-26 then finished the match with a block.

The Bulldogs hit .200 for the match, collecting 51 kills and 22 errors in 145 attacks.  Catawba had 26 kills and 18 errors in 129 attacks for a .062 hitting percentage.  Doss and freshman Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) each had four blocks for the Lady Indians.  The Bulldogs have now won 39 consecutive SAC matches.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

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