Volleyball Holds On For Five-Set Win at Lenoir-Rhyne

HICKORY, NC -- A late block and ace from Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) helped Catawba escape Shuford Gym with a win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Wednesday night.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-21, 25-19, 23-25, 19-25 and 15-11 to improve to 13-9 overall and 6-6 in the SAC.  The Bears fall to 17-10 and 3-7.

Catawba had overcome an early 5-3 deficit in the fifth set and led 9-8 when Doss combined with Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) for a block.  Her subsequent ace and a Lenoir-Rhyne error pushed the Lady Indian lead to 12-8.  A kill and block from Jasmine Chunn (East Bend, NC/Forbush HS) pushed Catawba to match point at 14-9.  The Bears held off the Catawba win on kills by Chelsea Hill and Jordan Ledford, but a hitting error gave the Lady Indians the match.

Freshman Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) led Catawba with 16 kills and added 11 digs.  Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) followed with 15 kills and four blocks.  Doss had seven blocks and chipped in with six kills, while libero Mai Zoua Lo (Hickory, NC/Foard HS) recorded 24 digs and served three aces.

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by Lindsey Cantu with 14 kills and 19 digs.  Hill, Ledford and Kassi Henry each posted 10 kills.  Setter Meredith Lutz handed out 48 assists, while adding two aces and three blocks.

Catawba used a four-point run midway through the opening set to go up 16-11.  The Bears pulled within two at 20-18, but kills by Whitmer, Megan Courson (Statesville, NC/W. Iredell HS) and Doss kept Catawba up by three.  Doss and Meeks combined on a block for set point.

The Lady Indians got off to a strong start in set two, leading 9-3.  Two kills each by Hill and Cantu helped Lenoir-Rhyne close within 11-10.  Aces by Lo and Courson helped Catawba run out to an 18-13 lead and the Lady Indians held at least a three-point lead the rest of the way.  A Lo aced ended the set.  Catawba hit 35% in the set, with Meeks collecting seven kills on 13 swings with no errors.

Lo served her third ace to give Catawba a 4-1 edge in set three, but the Bears rallied an went on top 13-6 after a kill by Cantu.  Doss served an ace in a seven-point Catawba run that tied the set at 13-all.  A Ledford kill helped the Bears overcome a 20-18 deficit to lead 21-20.  A Whitmer kill gave Catawba a 23-22 edge, but the Bears scored the final three points.

In the fourth set, Catawba held an 18-15 edge after a Chunn block before Lenoir-Rhyne stormed back.  Cantu had consecutive kills to tie the set and four Catawba errors saw L-R take a 22-18 lead.  Cantu forced the final set with a kill on match point.

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October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

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 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) 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.

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Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

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