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Volleyball Falls in Three Sets to Wingate

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SALISBURY, NC -- Wingate swept host Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Bulldogs won the match 25-18, 25-11 and 25-20 to improve to 14-2 overall and 5-2 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 6-9 and 3-4.

Anna Hilton (Hickory, NC) led Wingate with 13 kills and three blocks, while Shelly Stumpff (Iowa City, IA) added 10 kills, 10 digs and four aces to pace the Bulldogs.  Rianne Lang (Littleton, CO) recorded 18 digs and setter Iris Brewer (Cincinnati, OH) handed out 23 assists.

Catawba was led by Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS), who posted nine kills and nine digs.  Libero Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Henry HS) collected 22 digs.  Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) followed Whitmer with six kills.

The Lady Indians led set one 11-8, but a 5-1 Wingate run gave the visitors their first lead at 13-12.  A kill and two aces from Stumpff sparked a 5-0 Wingate run and a 23-17 lead.  Hilton and Lexi Potter (North Liberty, IA) combined on a block to close out the set.

Wingate rolled in set two.  Hilton had three kills and block as the Bulldogs went up 9-4.  Whitmer pulled Catawba within 11-8 on kill, but consecutive kills by Grace Krauser (Louisville, KY) started a 13-1 run that saw Wingate pull away.  Stumpff added two more aces in the surge before Krauser killed off the set.

In set three, the Bulldogs used a 10-1 run midway through the set to take control.  Potter had two aces and Alison Cooke (Davidson, NC) added three kills as Wingate went on top 16-8.  Catawba made a run late, closing the gap to 23-20 on a kill from Carson Brewer (Raleigh, NC/Middle Creek HS/Cape Fear CC), but Stumpff had a kill and solo block to end the match.

Catawba will next host Carson-Newman at Goodman Gym on Friday at 7 p.m.

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