Volleyball Posts Sweep at Lenoir-Rhyne


HICKORY, NC -- Catawba went on the road and swept host Lenoir-Rhyne in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at Shuford Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 10-11 overall and 7-6 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 25-23, 25-20 and 29-27.  The Bears fall to 16-8 and 8-5.

Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) tallied 16 kills and Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, VA/Courtland HS) added a dozen to help lead Catawba.   Carson Brewer (Raleigh, NC/Middle Creek HS/Cape Fear CC) added nine kills and 13 digs, while setter Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) handed out 39 assists.

Catawba used a  three-point spurt midway through the opening set, getting two kills from Savannah Tomlinson (Remsenberg, NY/Southampton Beach HS/UNCG) sandwiched around one from Raye to go up 15-11.  The Bears would rally with four straight points which was capped by a kill from Ashley Wells to tie the set at 15.  Consecutive kills by Gallup put Catawba up 19-17, but Kayla Morrow answered with two kills to even it at 19. Wells pulled LR even at 23, but two errors gave the Lady Indians the opening set.

Lenoir-Rhyne scored the first four points of set two and let 11-5 after a kill from Joanna Whitmire.  Catawba would then go on a 10-point run to go on top behind the serving of Raye.  Gallup, Abby Pennington (Blacksburg, VA/Blacksburg HS) and Whitmer each had two kills in the run.  The Bears rallied after back-to-back kills from Wells and tied the set at 15.  A kill from Carson Brewer started a late 3-0 run that gave Catawba a 22-19 lead and the Lady Indians ran off the final three points on kills from Tomlinson, Pennington and Whitmer.

After trailing by three several times in the third set, Catawba would grab a 15-14 lead on a kill from Whitmer.  Neither team would hold a two-point edge until a pair of errors by Catawba allowed LR a 24-22 advantage.  Whitmer erased one set point with a kill and a Bear error evened the set at 24.  An ace by Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Henry HS) gave Catawba a match point, but LR denied the Lady Indians three times before a hitting error finally ended the match.

Catawba returns to Goodman Gym this weekend, hosting Anderson on Friday at 7 p.m. and Newberry on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Box Score

Today's Events

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC),
Baseball @ Mount Olive, 3:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE, 4:00VideoStats


«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

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

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.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

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

February 13

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

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

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

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

February 19

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

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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.

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.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

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

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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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