November 9, 2012
Parrish's Triple Double Helps Lead Volleyball Past C-N
JEFFERSON CITY, TN -- Catawba reeled off the final four points to close out a five-set win over host Carson-Newman in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Holt Fieldhouse. The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-18, 23-25, 15-25, 25-15 and 15-13 to improve to 12-13 overall and 9-8 in the SAC. The Lady Eagles fall to 11-15 and 5-12. The win was the second time this season Catawba had topped Carson-Newman in five sets, marking its only five-set wins in eight tries.
Senior Alli Parrish (Zebulon, NC/Smithfield-Selma HS) posted a triple-double to help lead Catawba, posting 11 kills, 17 digs and 20 assists. Freshman Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, VA/Courtland HS) added 13 kills, Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) 12 and Carson Brewer (Raleigh, NC/Middle Creek HS/Cape Fear CC) 10. Whitmer added 15 digs.
Down 13-11 in the final set, Whitmer and Gallup had kills to even the set. Following a C-N attack error, Brewer killed off the final point. A kill from Gallup had given the Lady Indians an 11-9 edge, but Carson-Newman rallied back on two kills from Emily Schultz surrounded by Catawba errors.
Schultz and Rachel Harper each had a dozen kills to pace Carson-Newman. Sabina Papala recorded nine kills and seven blocks. Schultz added five blocks, while Harper posted 11 digs.
Gallup had a kill and a block to help Catawba get on top 11-8 in set one. A combo block from Whitmer and Savannah Tomlinson (Remsenburg, NY/Southampton Beach HS/UNCG) pushed the margin to 14-9. Consecutive kills from Ashley Ferris pulled C-N within 22-17, but Whitmer posted a pair of kills in the final three points to end the set.
Carson-Newman pulled away late to take a tight second set. Kills from Lauren Santarelli and Rachel Harper put the Lady Eagles up 17-15 and another Harper kills made the score 20-17. Catawba rallied on two kills from Whitmer and one from Brown to even the set. Parrish had Catawba up 22-21, but C-N scored three straight points on kills from Papala, Rachael Bowlin and a Catawba error. Schultz ended the set on a kill.
The teams traded easy wins in sets three and four. After a Schultz kill and a Papala block, C-N led 8-2 in the third. The Lady Eagles went on top 19-9 on another Schultz kill and Papala killed off the set. Catawba used a 4-1 run early in set four which included two kills from Brewer to go up 10-6. An 8-4 run that was capped by an ace by Parrish upped the Catawba edge to 20-12. Whitmer had two late kills before an error ended the set.
Catawba will conclude its regular season on Saturday afternoon with a 2 p.m. match at Lincoln Memorial.
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