Volleyball Takes Down Brevard in Three Sets

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba picked up a win over visiting Brevard in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action, sweeping past the Tornados on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 10-3 overall and 5-2 in the SAC with the 25-10, 25-23, 25-15 victory.  Brevard falls to 3-8 and 0-5.

Senior Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) paced the Lady Indians with 15 kills, while Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) added 11.  As a team, Catawba hit at 44% for the match with setter Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) handing out 28 assists.  Whitmer and libero Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry HS) each registered 14 digs.

Erin Rollins (Murphy, NC) led Brevard with 11 kills and two blocks.  Bethany Stevenson (Prattville, AL) dished out 18 assists and collected five digs.

Catawba dominated the opening set, hitting a 53% to just 9% for the Tornados.  A kill by Whitmer and an ace by Denise Grissom (Stokesdale, NC/Rockingham Co. HS) gave the Lady Indians a 10-4 edge.  A service run by Whitmer covered seven consecutive points to up the margin to 20-7.  The surge included three kills each from Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) and Savannah Tomlinson (Rensenburg, NC/Westhampton Beach HS/UNCG).  Raye killed off the final point.

Brevard led most of set two.  Ashley Morrison (Denver, CO) delivered a kill to put the Tornados up 10-5.  Rollins killed off a point for a 12-8 edge and another kill from Morrison had Brevard up 17-14.  Catawba reeled off four straight points to take its first lead of the set after a kill by Whitmer and an ace by Raye.

Rollins put Brevard back up 21-20, but Raye recorded two kills to give Catawba a 22-21 edge.  An attack error gave the Lady Indians a 23-21 lead then Rollins killed a point to reduce the margin to a point.  Raye added another kill for a 24-22 edge then later killed off the set point.

Whitmer and Parrish had back-to-back kills for a 10-7 Catawba lead as the Lady Indians started to pull away in the final set.  Meeks had consecutive kills to push the margin to 14-8.  Two more kills from Meeks saw Catawba take a 20-10 advantage.  Freshman Haley Lanier (Burgaw, NC/Pender Co. HS) killed off the final point.

Parrish added eight kills, two blocks and a dozen assists for Catawba.  Tomlinson posted three blocks with Raye added seven kills.


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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.

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October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo