Volleyball Drops SAC Opener to Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC -- Tusculum overcame an early set deficit to top host Catawba in four sets in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym.  The Pioneers improve to 6-2 overall and 1-0 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-5 and 0-1.

After dropping the opening set, Tusculum trailed set two 19-17 before rallying.  The Pioneers scored four straight points, three on Catawba error to go up 21-19.  Danae Stauffer (Orrville, OH) killed off the final two points of the set for the Pioneers. 

The teams went back and fourth through 13 ties in the third set before Tusculum again took control late.  Tied at 17-all, the Pioneers got a kill from Alyssa Raterman (Urbana, OH) and an error on Catawba to lead 19-17.  Catawba closed within 21-20 after a kill by Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, VA/Courtland HS), but Tusculum responded with a kill from Kassie Voelker (Morristown, TN) and two more from Megan Hasse (Kingston Springs, TN) to go up 24-20.  The duo combined for a block to end the set.

Catawba scored the first six points of the fourth set, including an ace by Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS), but Tusculum fought back and went in front during a seven-point run to lead 17-13.  Hasse had three kills in the run.  The Lady Indian never got closer than three points the rest of the way.

Voelker led Tusculum with 14 kills and added three blocks.  Hasse posted 13 kills and 15 digs.  Setter Ashley Sarmiento (Dayton, OH) handed out 53 assists and had 16 digs, while libero Caitlyn Dean (Fort Wayne, IN) registered 35 digs.

Catawba was led by Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) with 16 kills, 11 digs and three blocks.  Allie Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) posted 15 kills with three blocks.  Raye dished out 35 assists and had 17 digs, while libero Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Henry HS) collected 39 digs.

The Lady Indians closed out the first set on kills from Raye and Whitmer then used two more kills from Whitmer to build a 16-13 edge in the second set.  Catawba will jump back into action on Saturday as it hosts Mars Hill at 2 p.m.


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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

October 20

Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo