September 14, 2013
Volleyball Rallies Back To Grab First Win of Season
BREVARD, NC -- Catawba overcame a shaky start to post its first win of the season with a four-set win against host Brevard in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gym. The Catawba Indians claimed the win 23-25, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-18 to improve to 1-3 overall and 1-1 in the SAC. The Tornados fall to 3-3 and 0-2.
Alex Hopper (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) and Bri Howard (Graham, NC/S. Alamance HS) each posted 11 kills to help lead the Lady Indians, while Haley Lanier (Burgaw, NC/Pender Co. HS) added 10 kills. Setter Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, MI/Henry Ford II HS) delivered a solid match with six kills, 36 assists, four aces, 10 digs and three blocks. Erin Morant (Bealeton, VA/Liberty HS) had four aces and three blocks with Hopper also collecting three blocks in the win.
Brevard got out to a 7-2 lead in set one before Catawba responded to pull even at eight-all. The set was tied at 10-10 when the Tornados used three straight points to take the lead for good. The Lady Indians found themselves down 19-14, but kept fighting and got within a point at 23-22 on an ace by Caitlin Turner (Chesapeake, VA/Hickory HS). Fatima Gharachorloo kept Brevard on top as she killed off the last two Tornado points.
The Tornados took the momentum into the second set to build a 7-4 lead after an ace from Bailey Hayes. Following a timeout, Catawba took over. The Lady Indians reeled off eight straight points for a 12-7 edge. Morant served two aces in the run. Catawba put it away late, scoring nine of the last 10 points.
Catawba stayed hot in set three as Howard had a pair of kills to help the Lady Indians to a 7-2 edge. A kill from Erin Rollins had Brevard within 9-7 until a Morant kill started a 12-1 run that put the set out of reach. Lanier and Howard each had two kills in the run, while Frabotta served two aces.
An ace from McKenzie Garrison (Newton, NC/Maiden HS) and two kills from Hopper sent Catawba to an early 6-2 lead in set four. An ace from Meredith Furr (Concord, NC/Cox Mill HS) made it 9-3. Frabotta had a kill and an ace in a five point run that gave Catawba a 17-9 lead. Brevard pulled within 21-18 on a kill from Jasmine Robinson, but Catawba scored the final four points.
Gharachorloo led Brevard with 15 kills, while Rollins added 11. Aleksandra Vrvilo collected 11 digs. Hayes served a pair of aces and handed out 23 assists. Catawba hit at 54% in the middle two sets to take over, while the Tornados responded at just 10%.
Catawba returns to action on Friday as the Lady Indians host nationally-ranked Wingate at 7 p.m.
|Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1),||Stats|
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 2-3
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-5
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 1-4
Softball vs LEES-McRAE 4-1
Baseball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-5
Softball @ Limestone 8-1
Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA TECH 15-7
Softball @ Limestone 1-2
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 1 (Crescent Pointe GC)
Lacrosse (W) vs. FELICIAN 24-1
Golf (W) @ Low Country Inv - Day 2 (Crescent Pointe GC) 8th of 11
Golf (M) in RICHARD RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 2nd of 17
Baseball @ Tampa 5-9
Softball vs. KING 3-17
Lacrosse (W) vs. CHESTNUT HILL 16-15
Softball vs. KING 2-0
Baseball @ Tampa 8-12
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-6
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-3
Softball @ Emmanuel 2-4
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 9-3
Baseball @ Carson-Newman 5-2
Tennis (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-8
Tennis (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2-7
Softball @ Southern Wesleyan 11-0
Lacrosse (M) vs. NEWBERRY 13-9
Lacrosse (W) vs. NEWBERRY 25-8
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 1 (Monroe CC)
Golf (M) @ Hargett Inv - Day 2 (Monroe CC) 5th of 12
Baseball vs. ST. THOMAS AQUINAS 6-8
Baseball vs. INDIANA,PA 16-6
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Prelims)
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 0-7
Tennis (W) vs. WINGATE 0-9
Tennis (M) vs. WINGATE 1-8
Lacrosse (W) vs. INDIANA,PA 7-25
Softball vs NORTH GEORGIA 3-7
Lacrosse (M) @ Coker 14-8
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 2 - Finals)
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 1)
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Prelims) 10 a.m.
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 1-10
Swimming @ NCAA II Championships (Day 3 - Finals) 6 p.m.
Track/Field @ UNC Pembroke Braves Classic
Track/Field @ UNCC 49er Classic (Day 2)
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 19-10
Baseball vs. TUSCULUM 13-12
Tennis (M) @ Tusculum 3-6
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 10-6
Tennis (W) @ Tusculum 0-9
Softball @ Lincoln Memorial 7-8
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 1 (Columbia CC)
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 1 (Rolling Hills CC)
Golf (M) @ Bank of TR Inv - Day 2 (Columbia CC) 4th of 10
Golf (W) @ Wingate Challenge - Day 2 (Rolling Hills CC) 6th of 11
Lacrosse (W) @ Wingate 12-11
Lacrosse (M) @ Wingate 5-12
Tennis (W) vs. NEWBERRY 2-7
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2
Tennis (M) vs. NEWBERRY 1-8
Softball vs LENOIR-RHYNE 8-1
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 1)
Track/Field @ adidas Winthrop Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) @ Lincoln Memorial noon
Softball vs MARS HILL 1 p.m.
Tennis (M) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Tennis (W) vs. ANDERSON 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3 p.m.
Softball vs MARS HILL 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 3:30 p.m.
Baseball @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Barton 2 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ Queens 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 2 p.m.
Softball vs QUEENS 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 1 (River Landing GC)
Lacrosse (W) @ Coker 4 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Sunoco Campbell Oil Inv - Day 2 (River Landing GC)
Tennis (W) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ Carson Newman 1:30 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 1)
Softball @ Tusculum 1 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 2 p.m.
Softball @ Tusculum 3 p.m.
Baseball @ Anderson 5 p.m.
Track/Field @ Montreat Invitational (Day 2)
Lacrosse (W) vs. MARS HILL noon
Baseball @ Anderson 1 p.m.
Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 3 p.m.