Volleyball drops eighth straight

CLINTON, SC -- Presbyterian College sophomore outside hitter Debbie Tamosaitis (Lexington, SC) tallied a double-double of 19 kills and 15 digs to lead Lady Blue Hose to a 30-22, 30-18, 30-28 win over Catawba College in South Atlantic Conference women's volleyball action. Presbyterian improves to 13-1 overall and 4-1 in the SAC, while Catawba falls to 2-8 and 0-5. The Lady Blue Hose jumped out to leads of 9-3 and 18-8 in the first game thanks in part to five service aces by senior outside hitter Leah Easler (Lexington, SC). PC used a 8-3 run down the stretch to pull and win 30-22. Easler finished the night with six service aces. The second game saw Catawba jump out to a early 5-0 lead. The Lady Indians held to lead until PC used a 12-5 run to take their first lead at 13-12. The momentum was definitely in PC's favor as they used another strong run of 17-6 to end the game and win 30-18. The Lady Blue Hose jumped out to a early 5-1 lead in the final game only to see Catawba fight back on a 7-1 run to take the lead 8-6. Neither team was able to pull away as Catawba held on to the lead into the final moments. The match was tied at 23-23 and each team traded points until a solo block by Tamosaitis and a kill on a overpass by sophomore middle hitter Lindsay Mitchell (Chapin, SC) secured the win for the Lady Blue Hose. Joining Tamosaitis tonight was Mitchell, who tallied 11 kills and three total blocks while freshman outside hitter Donja Bobbitt (San Antonio, TX) added seven kills and 15 digs. The setting tandem of sophomore Kellie Haire (Clearwater, FL) and freshman Melissa Sabin (Stuart, FL) tallied 24 and 20 assists respectively. Catawba was led by junior middle hitter Rachel LaRoche (Wilmington, DE) who tallied nine kills and eight digs while freshman outside hitter Hope Miller (Newton, NC) added eight kills and six digs. Junior setter Lettie Wilkes (Williamsport, MD) dished out 21 assists on the night with eight digs. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 Catawba (2-8, 0-5) 22 18 28 Presbyterian (13-1, 4-1) 30 30 30 Leaders Kills: CC - Rachel LaRoche 9, Hope Miller 8; PC - Debbie Tamosaitis 19, Lindsey Mitchell 11 Digs: CC - Megan Bowman 12, Crystal Bonner 11; PC - Donja Bobbitt 15, Tamosaitis 15 Blocks: CC - Elizabeth Hewitt 0-5/5, Heather Hawkins 0-4/4, LaRoche 0-4/4; PC - Mitchell 3 Assists: CC - Lettie Wilkes 21; PC - Kellie Haire 24, Melissa Sabin 20 Aces: CC - Miller 2, Wilkes 1; PC - Leah Easler 6 #######

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