Volleyball

Volleyball fails in bid to repeat as SAC Tournament Champions

GREENEVILLE, TN Second-seeded Carson-Newman won a battle of co-champions, defeating top-seed Catawba in three games to claim the championship of the 2002 Food Lion South Atlantic Conference Volleyball Tournament in Alpine Arena on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Eagles advance to the NCAA Division II South Regional for the first time in school history with the 30-24, 30-24, 32-30 win. Carson-Newman improved to 29-6 overall with the tournament victory. This is the second time the Lady Eagles have won the SAC Tournament as they defeated Presbyterian College in the event in 2000. Carson-Newman improves to 30-6, while Catawba, the 2001 tourney champ, falls to 24-7 and will conclude its season on Tuesday at Pfeiffer. After five ties and two lead changes, Carson-Newman won the first game by a score of 30-24. With the game tied at 19-19, the Lady Eagles went on an 8-2 run to lead 27-21. The teams then traded points and the Eagles won game one, 30-24. The Eagles used an early 9-2 run in the second game to take an 11-4 edge. Carson-Newman maintained a comfortable advantage for most of the game and held an eight-point lead on five different occasions. Catawba fought back late in game two cutting the deficit to three points (27-24) but the Lady Eagles once again were strong and reeled off three unanswered points to win game two, 30-24. Game three was extremely close. The last stanza saw seven ties and four lead changes. The Lady Eagles jumped out to a 6-0 lead only to see Catawba reel off six straight points to tie the game at 6-6. After the score was tied at 8-8, Catawba scored seven straight points to lead 15-8. Carson-Newman regrouped and went on a 14-to-7 run to tie the match at 22-22. The momentum then shifted to the Indians as Catawba scored three straight points to take a 25-22 advantage. Once again the Lady Eagles battled back and after out scoring Catawba 5-to-2, tied the game at 27-27. Catawba served for the game at 30-29, but the Lady Eagles won the final three points to claim the title. Kendra Rickertsen (Pelham, AL) led the Lady Eagles with 19 kills. Blaire Young (Morristown, TN) had a match high 28 digs while second team All-SAC selection Sherry Trimble (Marion, IN) provided the Eagles with 45 assists in the victory. Heather Hawkins (Troutman, NC) led Catawba with 13 kills, followed by Hope Miller's (Newton, NC) 19 digs. Lettie Wilkes (Williamsport, MD) supplied the Lady Indian offense with 38 assists in the contest. The match was the rubber game for the teams on the season as both had earned wins on their home floor during the regular season. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 #2 Carson-Newman (29-6) 30 30 32 Catawba (24-7) 24 24 30 Leaders Kills: C Heather Hawkins 13, Rachel LaRoche 11, Hope Miller 10; CN Kendra Rickertson 19 Digs: C Miller 19, Erin Naumann 16, Crystal Bonner 15; CN Blair Young 28 Blocks: C - Elizabeth Hewitt 3-2/5, Rachel LaRoche 0-2/2; CN Jennifer Holmes 5 Assists: C - Lettie Wilkes 38; CN Sherry Tremble 45 Aces: C Wilkes 2, LaRoche, Miller; CN Erin Collins ATT: 450 Time - 1:40 #######

Today's Events

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY, 2:00
Basketball (W) @ Newberry, 6:00
Basketball (M) @ Newberry, 8:00

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1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

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.

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February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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February 9

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

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February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

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

18
February 18

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

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 3rd of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1)

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

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February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

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February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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