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Volleyball Gets Past Mars Hill Behind 21 Kills from Meeks

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MARS HILL, NC -- Catawba claimed a four-set win over host Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Stanford Arena.  With the 25-20, 20-25, 25-22 and 25-17 victory, the Catawba Indians improve to 15-6 overall and 9-4 in the SAC, while the Lions fall to 11-8 and 6-7.

Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) led Catawba with 21 kills with Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) followed with 18 kills.  Whitmer added 15 digs with Meeks collecting 14.  Marissa Wixson tallied 16 kills for Mars Hill with Evie Tafunai recording 14 kills.

After the teams split the opening two sets, Catawba held on to win set three and go up 2-1.  Meeks helped Catawba overcome an early deficit in the set with consecutive kills for a 5-4 edge.  Meeks delivered a kill and followed with an ace to put the Lady Indians up 7-6 and Catawba led the rest of the set. 

Catawba pulled out to a 16-11 lead, but four straight points from the Lions, capped on a block by Wixson cut the margin to a point.  Tafunai pulled Mars Hill within 20-19, but a kill by Whitmer and an ace by Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) staked the Lady Indians to a 22-19 edge.  Meeks got a kill for a set point at 24-20 then killed off the set at 25-22.

The Lady Indians took the momentum into the fourth set, getting a kill and an ace from Whitmer to erase an early 2-0 deficit.  Leading 8-6, Catawba went on an 11-4 run to pull away.  Whitmer and Raye had a pair of kills in the run, while Emily Richardson (Salem, VA/Salem HS) added a kill and an ace.  Meeks would kill off the match point.

In the opening set, Catawba used a kill by Whitmer and two straight from Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) in a 5-0 run to take a 14-9 lead.  Meeks upped the margin to 19-12 with a kill only to see the Lions rally to within 21-18 on a kill from Wixon.  Whitmer and Doss had kills for a 23-18 edge then Meeks killed off the final two Catawba points.

Tafunai had three kills in a 4-1 run that saw Mars Hill go up 11-7 in set two.  Catawba pulled within 13-12 on an ace by Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry HS), but the Lions responded and led 20-15 following a block from Doneshia Gartica.  A block from Wixon provided the set point.

Raye finished with 51 assists, 20 digs and six kills for the Lady Indians.  Richardson tallied nine kills and Young registered 31 digs.  Chelsea Larson also reached double digits in kills for Mars Hill with 10.  Becca Smith had 21 assists, while Maggie Murphy collected 26 digs.

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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

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 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.

24
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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