Volleyball

Whitmer and Raye Lift Volleyball to Four-Set Win Over CN

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SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba moved into a tie for second place in the South Atlantic Conference volleyball race with a four-set win over visiting Carson-Newman on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians improved to 14-6 overall and 8-4 in the SAC with the 25-15, 21-25, 26-16 and 25-20 victory.  The Lady Eagles fall to 12-10 and 4-8.

Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) had a big match for Catawba, finishing with 19 kills and four aces.  Setter Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) collected 12 kills and handed out 40 assists.  Emily Richardson (Salem, VA/Salem HS) registered six blocks, with Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) adding four and Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) three.  Meeks added a team-high 17 digs.

Carly Swisher (Fort Collins, CO) collected a game-high 21 digs in a losing effort for Carson-Newman.  Nikki James (Cookeville, TN) provided six blocks and six kills.

Catawba ran away to claim the easy first set win.  Raye posted seven of her kills and added nine assists in the opening set.  The Lady Indians led 16-13 when Meeks and Richardson delivered kills to spark a 6-0 run that decided the set.

Carson-Newman responded late in set two.  Down 20-18, Swisher tied the set with a kill then Lindsey Bryant (Gainesville, GA) combined on a pair of blocks to push the Lady Eagles on top 23-20.  Two Catawba errors provided the set points.

The Lady Indians led 17-14 in set three before putting it away on a 7-1 run.  Whitmer had three kills in the run and Raye ended the set on a kill.

Whitmer got Catawba off to a quick start in set four with a kill and consecutive aces for a 3-1 edge.  Tied at 5-5, Catawba spurted out with an 11-4 run that was capped by another Whitmer ace.  Carson-Newman rallied two within 17-16 in a run that two kills and a block each from Swisher and Lauren Santarelli (Colorado Springs, CO).  Savannah Tomlinson (Rensenburg, NY/Westhampton Beach HS/UNCG) and Richardson had kills to quell the rally then Meeks had a kill and ace to move the lead to 22-17.  Whitmer killed off the match point.

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«February 2018»
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

89
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

1112
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 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

24
February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

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

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

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