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.

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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

October 3

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17

Volleyball @ Coker 1-3

October 4

Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1

Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1

October 5

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

October 6

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1) 

October 7

Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd

Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3

October 9

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)

October 10

Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17

Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17

October 11

Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4

October 14

Football vs. WINGATE 24-27

Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2

Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2

October 16

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 17

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2 p.m.

October 20

Swimming vs. UNC WILMINGTON 2 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 6 p.m.

October 21

Swimming @ Wingate

Cross Country @ SAC Championships

Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.

Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.

October 24

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.

October 27

Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.

Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.

Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.

October 31

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

Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)

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Soccer (M) Team Photo