Volleyball wins eighth straight in sweep of Newberry

NEWBERRY, SC Catawba junior Erin Naumann (Cave Creek, AZ) recorded 23 digs as the visiting Lady Indians of Catawba College won a 3-0 (30-24, 30-11, 30-19) decision over the host Lady Indians of Newberry College in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action Tuesday Night at Eleazer Arena. Catawba improves to 19-6 overall and 10-1 in the SAC, while Newberry falls to 9-17 and 2-9. Newberry came out of the gate hot, to the tune of a 7-2 early lead at home, but Catawba settled in and reeled in Newberry at 18-18. Both teams played for long rallies, but the larger front line of Catawba took over late in the game to secure the 30-24 win. In game two, Catawba had serves of 10 and eight-point sessions to run away with the 30-11 decision. Newberry committed a season-high 11 errors in game two. Game three started much like game two, with Catawba roaring out to a 6-0 lead, though Newberry did take a 15-13 lead midway through the game. Catawba came back firing eight straight points, thanks to outside hitter Hope Miller (Newton, NC) and her three service aces in that stretch. Newberry was allowed only four of the final 13 points in the three-game win for Catawba. Catawba senior setter Lettie Wilkes (Williamsport, MD) had 22 assists, while middle hitter Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC) was in on nine blocks. Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) led the team in kills with 10. Newberry junior setter Aubrey Mosley (Columbia, SC) led the host Lady Indians with 17 assists and 14 digs, while the Newberry high in kills was just four, shared by Dalton Fowler (Pickens, SC) and Kristin Pulone (Diamond Bar, CA). MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 Catawba (19-6, 10-1) 30 30 30 Newberry (9-17, 2-9) 24 11 19 Leaders Kills: C Crissi Harrison 10, Rachel LaRoche 9;N Dalton Fowler 4, Kristin Pulone 4 Digs: C - Erin Naumann 23, Hope Miller 15; N Aubrey Mosley 14, Pulone 8 Blocks: C - Elizabeth Hewitt 2-7/9, LaRoche 0-5/5; N Christa Newman 0-2/2 Assists: C - Lettie Wilkes 22, Meredith Jones 8; N Mosley 17 Aces: C - Miller 3; N Fowler 3, Mosley 2, Amanda Van Pelt 2 ATT: 62 Time - 1:34 #######

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