Volleyball Drops Match to Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC -- Tusculum set up a showdown for first place in the South Atlantic Conference at Wingate on Saturday with a three-game win over host Catawba in volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym.  The Pioneers took the match 25-21, 25-15 and 25-22 to improve to 18-4 overall and 12-1 in the SAC, a game behind the league-leading Bulldogs.  The Catawba Indians fall to 9-12 and 4-9.

Allyson Ray (Hudson, FL) had 11 kills to lead a balanced Tusculum attack.  Sam Underwood (Muncie, IN) collected nine kills, Rhayne Smitherman (Columbus, OH) eight and Bailee Price (Fort Wayne, IN) seven in the win.  Setter Ashley Sarmiento (Dayton, OH) handed out 36 assists, while libero Caitlyn Dean (Fort Wayne, IN) registered 21 digs.

Catawba was led by Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS), who posted a game-high 16 kills, while Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) had 11 kills, eight digs and a block.  Setter Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) tallied 37 assists and libero Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry HS) collected 25 digs.

Tusculum picked up an early lead in game one as an ace by Underwood and two kills by Ray during a 7-2 run had the Pioneers on top 15-10.  Catawba pulled within 18-16 on a kill by Whitmer, but kills by Alyssa Raterman (Urbana, OH) and Ray returned the lead to 21-16.  Kills by Meeks and Raye cut the Pioneer lead to 23-20 then Underwood killed down the final two Pioneer points to take the game.

The Pioneers surged ahead in game two with a 9-1 run to take a 17-9 advantage.  Ray had two kills in the run and added a block and a kill to help up the margin to 20-11.  Smitherman had the final point on a kill.

Down 21-17, Catawba rallied to make the game three close.  Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) had a kill a combined with Anna Logan (Yadkinville, NC/Mt. Tabor HS) on a block to bring the Lady Indians within 21-19 and a solo block by Logan cut the margin to a single point.  Underwood had kills for Tusculum to keep the Pioneers up by a point.  Raterman delivered a kill for a 24-22 edge and Price killed off the final point.

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«October 2017»
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.

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