October 26, 2010
Volleyball Gets Key League Win Over Lenoir-Rhyne
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba outlasted visiting Lenoir-Rhyne to post a four-game win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym. Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) tallied 20 kills to pace the Catawba Indians, who won by the scores of 26-24, 21-25, 25-20 and 28-26. Catawba improves to 11-12 overall and 6-9 in the SAC, while the Bears fall to 12-12 and 5-10.
Game four saw a dozen ties and eight lead changes before Catawba finally put the match away by scoring the final three points, coming on a kill by Meeks and two more from Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS). Whitmer added 13 kills and 15 digs for Catawba with MacKenzie White (Mt. Ulla, NC/Carson HS) posting 10 kills and nine digs. Setter Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) just missed a triple-double as she handed out 45 assists to go with 12 digs and nine kills.
Brooke Christenbury (Mooresville, NC) recorded a match-high 22 kills with 10 digs and three blocks for Lenoir-Rhyne. Lindsey Cantu (Orlando, FL) followed with 11 kills. Kaitlyn Burton (Mills River, NC) collected 44 assists, while libero Marrissa Church (Statesville, NC) compiled 30 digs.
Catawba pulled ahead 18-14 in the final game following a kill by Whitmer, but Lenoir-Rhyne rallied. A kill and block from Chelsea Hill (Lexington, NC) was followed by an ace from Cantu to trim the margin to 18-17. After a Whitmer kill, the Bears got a kill from Christenbury and a Catawba attack error to tie the game at 19-all.
The Lady Indians were the first to get to match point, going on top 24-22 after kills by White and Emily Richardson (Salem, VA/Salem HS). Lenoir-Rhyne drew even on kills from Cantu and Hill then took the lead on a ball handling error. The teams traded service errors before Meeks tied the game and Whitmer converted her consecutive kills to end the match.
Catawba pulled out a tight first game, scoring the final three points on kills by White, Meeks and Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS). Christenbury sparked a Lenoir-Rhyne rally from a 19-16 deficit with consecutive kills then tied it at 20-all on her third kill in four Bear points. Kills from Christenbury, Hill and Cheyenne Cash (Shelby, NC) kept the Bears in front until the final push by Catawba.
Lenoir-Rhyne got kills and a combo block from Christenbury and Cash in a three-point run to go up 12-9 in game two. Raye would post two kills in a run that saw Catawba go back on top 14-12. The Bears answered with a four-point run that was capped with a block and kill from Cayla Crawley (Bryson City, NC). Lenoir-Rhyne stayed on top from there and used an ace and kill from Cantu in a 5-0 run that brought the Bears to game point which came on a kill from Christenbury.
A five-point spurt, which came on four Bear errors and an ace by Richardson, gave Catawba the edge in game three at 18-13. A kill by White upped the lead to 20-14. The Bears pulled within 21-19 on a kill and block from Crawley, but Meeks killed off consecutive points to put Catawba up 23-18. The teams traded points from there with Catawba getting its points on kills from Raye and Meeks.
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Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ NGU Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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