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Volleyball wins in sweep over Newberry

SALISBURY, NC Catawba College swept visiting Newberry in three games in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday afternoon at Goodman Gym. Catawba won by the scores of 30-24, 30-14 and 31-29 to improve to 10-4 overall and 3-1 in the SAC. Newberry falls to 5-9 and 1-3. Newberry held an 8-4 lead in the opening game before Catawba went on a run, recording 16 of 21 points to lead 20-13. Newberry closed within 20-17 and 28-24 before Catawba closed out the game. Hope Miller (Newton, NC) had eight kills in the game for Catawba, while Katie Stone (Greenville, SC) had three kills and a pair of aces for Newberry. Catawba bolted to a 5-1 lead in the second game and built a 10-point cushion at 16-6. Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) keyed game two for Catawba with four kills and two blocks. Newberry led for the early going in the third game at 16-10 following a kill by Amanda Van Pelt (Linville, NC). Van Pelt helped stake Newberry to the lead, serving four aces in the opening moments. Catawba slowly came back and eventually took the lead at 20-19 after consecutive kills by Rachel LaRoche (Wilmington, DE). Catawba would pull out to a 23-20 lead, but Newberry came back to tie on several occasions, the last at 29-29 before kills by Miller and LaRoche ended the match. Harrison had five kills and a block in the game for Catawba, while Van Pelt finished the game with five kills and four aces for Newberry. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 Newberry (5-9, 1-3) 24 14 29 Catawba (10-4, 3-1) 30 30 31 Leaders Kills: C - Hope Miller 15, Crissi Harrison 10, Rachel LaRoche 8; N - Amanda Van Pelt 8, Katie Stone 6 Digs: C - Miller 14, Erin Naumann 12, Stephanie Brendel 8, Lettie Wilkes 8; N - Dalton Fowler 8, Aubrey Mosley 7 Blocks: C - Harrison 2-1/3, Elizabeth Hewitt 1-0/1, Wilkes 0-1/1; N - Kristen Pulone 4-6/10, Mosley 1-5/6 Assists: C - Lettie Wilkes 31, Nichole Scheidt 7; N Aubrey Mosley 21 Aces: C - Wilkes, Harrison, Scheidt, Crystal Bonner; N - Van Pelt 4, Stone 2 ATT: 168 Time - 1:08 #######

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