September 15, 2012
Volleyball Gets First SAC Win Behind Whitmer's 18 Kills
SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba claimed a four-set win over visiting Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Lady Indians won by the scores of 25-22, 20-25, 25-11 and 25-9 to improve to 3-5 overall and 1-1 in the SAC. The Lions fall to 6-5 and 0-2.
Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) led Catawba with 18 kills and added 15 digs and four blocks. Setter Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) nearly posted a triple-double with 46 assists, 10 digs and nine kills. Freshman Abby Pennington (Blacksburg, VA/Blacksburg HS) added 13 kills with libero Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Henry HS) recording 29 digs. Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) delivered 11 kills, 12 digs and three blocks.
Toni Cole led Mars Hill with 13 kills, while Regan Macomson added 11 kills. Marissa Wixson had 10 kills and 15 digs, while libero Maggie Murphy collected 25 digs.
Catawba never trailed in the opening set, but after taking an early 11-5 lead the Lady Indians saw Mars Hill tie the set at 12-all on a kill by Hillary Gambrell. A kill and ace by Whitmer helped Catawba regain the lead at 18-13 then Mars Hill fought back to close within 21-20 on a kill by Cole. Whitmer posted consecutive kills and Pennington later killed off the set.
Cole capped an early five-point run for Mars Hill in set two with an ace for a 5-1 lead. The Lions controlled the set going up 19-13 on a kill from Macomson. Whitmer got Catawba to within 21-19, but Cole had consecutive kills then put down set point.
It was all Catawba after the second set. Whitmer had three kills in an opening surge that put Catawba up 8-2. Whitmer and Ashley Brown (Hendersonville, NC/N. Henderson HS) each had a kill and combined on a block to stretch the lead to 20-8. Pennington killed off the set. The Lady Indians jumped out 13-3 in the fourth and the match was all but decided. A kill by Parrish made it 19-4 and Whitmer and Brown combined for another block to end the match.
The Lady Indians are back in action with another league contest on Tuesday when they host Lenoir-Rhyne at 7 p.m.
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Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6
Baseball @ Lynn 11-12
Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75
Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3
Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65
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.
Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6
Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61
Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77
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
Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5
Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24
Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)
Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)
Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7
Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60
Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4
Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2
Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6
Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)
Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2
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
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
Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th
Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC)
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Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10
Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3
Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59
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Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3
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Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12
Baseball vs. COKER 26-1
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Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.
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Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.
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Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.
Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.
Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.
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