Volleyball falls at Newberry in five

NEWBERRY, SC -- Catawba dropped a tough five-set South Atlantic Conference volleyball match on Tuesday night at Eleazer Gym. The Lady Indians fell in a match that saw all five games decided by the minimum two points. Newberry improves to 4-9 overall and 1-2 in the SAC, while Catawba falls to 2-7 and 0-4. In the first game, Newberry led early, only to see Catawba come back to take a six point lead at 18-12. That six point lead would happen to be the largest lead of the evening for either team in the match. Newberry battled back to close the gap to 29-28 and had serve, but their fifth service error of the game gave Catawba a 30-28 win. In the second game, Newberry led 19-14, but could not sustain the lead. Catawba freshman, Hope Miller (Newton, NC) was able to serve Catawba back into the game and even the score at 19. From there, the two teams battled back and forth, with Newberry's four service errors keeping them from putting any distance between the two teams. Finally, with the score even at 31, Newberry took the lead with a side out and won it on Dalton Fowler's (Pickens, SC) final serve of the game. The third game saw Catawba pull out a 30-28 win, but the visitors let Newberry hang around due to their six service errors. It was the first service errors of the match for Catawba. After a 4-0 start for Catawba in the game, Newberry cut the lead, and the two teams were never separated by more than the final two point margin. Game four saw Newberry jump out to a 4-0 lead, only to see Catawba come charging back, and following a kill from Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC), Catawba led 15-14. Senior Donna Coaxum (Summerville, SC) served Newberry into a 19-15 lead. A lead, that once again, Newberry could not hold. Miller, who was a thorn in Newberry's side the whole match, once again used her service game to put Catawba into the lead. Catawba actually scored seven consecutive points off Miller's serve to lead 26-21. With the score 28-23, Newberry had a mini-run of four consecutive points off junior Brandy Bradshaw's (High Springs, FL) serve to cut the lead to 28-27. But when Catawba regained serve on a side out, they were only one point away from victory in the game and match. Newberry fought back to regain serve and actually even the game at 29, but once again, Catawba regained serve, and needed but one service point for the victory. This time, the home team not only got the serve back, but scored two more points off senior Bronwyn Libeer's (Columbia, SC) serve to send the match to the final fifth game. Catawba jumped out in the fifth game, leading at 6-2 and 9-5, but Newberry battled back and finally caught Catawba at 11. The two teams then traded serves to 13. Newberry then regained serve for their 14th point, and won the game and match on a net ball from Catawba. Hewitt and Miller led Catawba with 18 kills each, while Miller had a double-double, adding 22 digs. Lettie Wilkes (Williamsport, MD) had a match-high 58 assists in the contest. Newberry was led by Fowler's 14 kills. Libeer had 27 digs and sophomore Aubrey Mosley (Columbia, SC) had 50 assists. With the win, Newberry stops a three-match losing streak. The loss was Catawba's seventh consecutive. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 Catawba (2-7, 0-4) 30 31 30 30 13 Newberry (4-9, 1-2) 28 33 28 32 15 Leaders Kills: CC - Elizabeth Hewitt 18, Hope Miller, 18, Rachel LaRoche 17; NC - Dalton Fowler-14 Digs: CC - Miller 22, Lettie Wilkes 15; NC - Bronwyn Libeer 27 Blocks: CC - Hewitt 0-7/7, Heather Hawkins 1-3/4, LaRoche 0-4/4 Assists: CC - Wilkes 58; NC - Aubrey Mosley 50 Aces: CC - Wilkes 4, Miller 3, Hewitt 2 #####

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

February 28

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

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