November 2, 2002
Volleyball secures SAC title with sweep of Lenoir-RhyneSALISBURY, NC – Catawba College earned at least a share of the 2002 South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Championship with a three-game sweep over visiting Lenoir-Rhyne on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. Sophomore Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) had a dozen kills to pace Catawba, while sophomore Crystal Bonner (Yadkinville, NC) equaled a career-high with 10 kills and added 15 digs and four aces. The Lady Indians completed a perfect 13-0 home mark in 2002 and stretched a home-court win streak to 18 games dating back to last season. Catawba improves to 22-6 overall and 13-1 in the SAC with the 30-26, 30-27 and 31-29 win. The Bears fall to 11-20- and 2-12. Lenoir-Rhyne jumped out to an 8-5 lead in the opening game, the largest margin until the final point by Catawba. Heather Hawkins (Troutman, NC) had a pair of kills as Catawba took a 16-14 lead, but the Bears fought back to take a 17-16 lead. Harrison had a three kills and another by Hawkins put Catawba back up 20-18. Tied at 24-24, Bonner had four kills down the stretch to give Catawba the winning points. Bonner delivered back-to-back aces to give Catawba a 12-6 lead in the second game and later added a pair of kills for a 28-21 advantage. Holly Tompkins (Camden, SC) tried to pull the Bears even, recording four straight kills to pull Lenoir-Rhyne within 29-27, but an error would give the final point to the Lady Indians. Hope Miller (Newton, NC) had six kills and a block in the game for Catawba. Tompkins had three kills and an ace as Lenoir-Rhyne stayed even with Catawba early in the deciding game at 10-10. Senior Rachel LaRoche (Wilmington, DE) had three kills in a stretch where Catawba pulled ahead 16-14, but a kill and block by Tompkins helped the Bears to an 18-16 advantage. Bonner had three kills in a 7-3 run that recaptured the lead for the Lady Indians at 23-21, but Leslie Hinkle (Ledford, NC) had four kills in a run that put Lenoir-Rhyne up 28-27. A kill by Harrison and an ace by Katie Moore (Haymarket, VA) gave Catawba a 29-28 lead, then an error left the score tied at 29-29. Senior Meredith Jones (Eden, NC), who had 25 assists, earned a kill for a 30-29 lead. Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC) delivered the championship point with a kill for the 31-29 win. Catawba had three seniors playing their final home game. LaRoche finished with 10 kills, five digs and a block, Jones had 25 assists, a kill and four digs and Lettie Wilkes (Williamsport, MD) had 14 assists, six digs, a block and a kill. Hinkle and Tompkins led Lenoir-Rhyne with 13 kills, while Hinkle added 13 digs. Carolyn Prescott (Exeter, NH) had 32 assists. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 Lenoir-Rhyne (11-20, 2-12) 26 27 29 Catawba (22-6, 13-1) 30 30 31 Leaders Kills: C - Crissi Harrison 12, Rachel LaRoche 10, Crystal Bonner 10; LR - Leslie Hinkle 13, Holly Tompkins 13, Rebekah Steinlin 11 Digs: C - Erin Naumann 22, Bonner 15, Hope Miller 12; LR - Hinkle 13, Casey Ledford 10, Brandi Rickert 10 Blocks: C - Elizabeth Hewitt 2-1/3; LR – Tompkins 2-0/2, Brittany Parkhill 0-2/2, Angela Danley 0-2/2 Assists: C - Meredith Jones 25, Lettie Wilkes 14, Nicole Scheidt 13; LR - Carolyn Prescott 32 Aces: C - Bonner 4, Harrison, Hewitt, Katie Moore; LR - Ledford. ATT: 212 Time - 1:23 #######
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Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 4 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 2 p.m.
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 4 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Baseball @ Mars Hill noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.
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