Volleyball

Whitmer's 16 Kills Paces Volleyball to Sweep of LMU

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba cruised to a three-set sweep over visiting Lincoln Memorial in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action Friday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-18, 25-17 and 25-16 to improve to 13-6 overall and 7-4 in the SAC.  The Lady Railsplitters fall to 13-4 and 8-3.

Junior Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) led Catawba.  She posted 16 kills, hitting at 40%, while adding six digs, two aces and two blocks.  Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) provided nine kills and two aces.  Setter Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) handed out 35 assists, with 10 digs.

Blaire Fowler (Fort Worth, TX) collected 10 kills for LMU and added 11 digs.  Brittany Pugh (Farmersburg, IN) served up a pair of aces and dished out 16 assists.

Catawba rebounded from a slow start in the opening set.  The Lady Indians trailed 5-1 and 7-2 before rallying.  Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) pulled Catawba even at 12-all during a 5-0 run.  Whitmer served an ace to put Catawba up 13-12 and Meeks ended the spurt with a kill for a 14-12 lead.  Emily Richardson (Salem, VA/Salem HS) had consecutive kills to help Catawba build a 21-15 edge during a 7-1 run that propelled the Lady Indians to the set win.  

LMU was able to build an early lead in set two as well, but Catawba fought back midway through.  Down 11-8, the Lady Indians tied the set and took the lead at 14-13 on back-to-back kills by Meeks.  The Lady Railsplitters pulled even at 16-all, but Raye and Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) had kills to spark a 6-0 run that was capped on consecutive combo blocks from Doss and Whitmer.  Whitmer killed off the final two points.

Catawba never trailed in set three.  LMU pulled even at 3-3 on a kill by Fowler, but the Lady Indians responded on a kill by Whitmer and led the rest of the way.  Meeks had four kills in a stretch that saw Catawba move from a 12-9 lead to a 20-12 edge.  Lincoln Memorial got within 22-16, but Whitmer had two kills to end the match.

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1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
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

4
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.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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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

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

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

13
February 13

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

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
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

18
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

19
February 19

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

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

20
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

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

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

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

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

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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