Volleyball

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

09_VB_DossTaylor

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.

Box Score

Today's Events

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1),
Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne,
Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 2:00AudioVideoStats
Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL, 4:00AudioVideoStats

Calendar

«January 2018»
123
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

45
January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

6
January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

78910
January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

1112
January 12

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

13
January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

1415161718
January 18

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 65-73

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 87-92

1920
January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne 

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1) 

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

21
January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

222324
January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

2526
January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

27
January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

28293031
January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


TEAM PHOTO

Basketball (M) Team Photo

SPONSORS