Volleyball Overpowered in Fifth Set in Loss at Tusculum


GREENEVILLE, TN -- Tusculum used a strong fifth set to grab a 3-2 win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Pioneer Arena.  The Pioneers won by the scores of 26-28, 25-15, 25-19, 20-25 and 15-2 to improve to 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 2-5 and 2-3.

Freshman Bri Howard (Graham, NC/S. Alamance HS)  led Catawba with a dozen kills and added five blocks.  Emily Richardson (Salem, VA/Salem HS) followed with 11 kills and recorded six blocks.  Alex Hopper (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) and Haley Lanier (Burgaw, NC/Pender Co. HS) nearly posted double digit kill totals with nine each.  Setter Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, MI/Henry Ford II HS) handed out 44 assists and libero McKenzie Garrison (Newton, NC/Maiden HS) posted 21 digs.

Catawba was down 15-10 in the opening set, but got an ace from Frabotta and a block from Richardson following a timeout to cut the margin to 15-13.  Howard and Richardson combined on a block to pull the Lady Indians even at 16-all and a kill from Erin Morant (Bealeton, VA/Liberty HS) gave Catawba a 19-18 lead.  Catawba withstood a set point at 24-23 from Tusculum and finally claimed the set on the third try.

Tusculum jumped out to a 4-1 lead in set two and eventually led 12-7.  A kill from Megan Hasse stretched the margin to 21-14 and Rachel Garnett killed off the set point.  The Pioneers hit at 56% in the set.

The third set followed the second set as the Pioneers raced to a 7-1 lead.  Garnett and Kassie Voelker each had two kills in the run.  Sarah Bouley pushed the margin to 19-11 before the Lady Indians rallied back within 23-19.  Richardson had two kills in the rally, but the Pioneers won the final two points of the set.

Catawba got three early kills from Hopper to lead set four 5-2.  Tusculum was able to take a couple of one point leads, before three straight points from Catawba late in the set put the Lady Indians up 21-18.  Richardson had two kills and Howard a block in the final push to win the set.

The fifth set was one to forget for Catawba.  Tusculum scored the first six points with two Garnett kills and three Lady Indian hitting errors.  Caitlyn Dean had two aces and Danae Stauffer two kills as the lead ballooned to 14-1.  Voelker ended the match with a kill.

Garnett led the Pioneers with 18 kills.  Voelker added 15 kills, while Hasse had 14 kills and 13 digs.  Dean dug up 25 balls with Hannah Berling posting 42 assists.

Catawba finishes up the weekend road trip tomorrow with a 2 p.m. match at Mars Hill.

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«April 2018»
April 3

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (Tennessee National GC)

Softball @ Newberry 5-2

Tennis (W) @ JC Smith 9-0

Tennis (M) @ JC Smith 8-1

Softball @ Newberry 3-5

Lacrosse (M) vs. MARS HILL 11-9

April 4

Golf (M) @ Tennessee Rumble - Day 2 (Tennessee National GC) 10th of 16

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-6

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-5

Baseball vs. North Greenville (Flour Field) 5-6

April 6

Tennis (W) vs. MARS HILL 9-0

Tennis (M) vs. MARS HILL 8-1

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 18-12

Lacrosse (M) vs. LIMESTONE 11-12

April 8

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen GC)

Softball @ Anderson 1-2

Softball @ Anderson 0-4

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

Baseball vs. NEWBERRY 8-6

April 9

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen GC)

April 10

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Cobbs Glen GC) 10th of 11

Baseball vs. MOUNT OLIVE 13-9

April 11

Softball vs WINGATE 3-4

Tennis (M) @ Coker 1-8

Tennis (W) @ Coker 4-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 9-14

Softball vs WINGATE 2-4

Lacrosse (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 11-20

April 12

Tennis (M) vs. SHAW 5-4

Tennis (W) vs. SHAW 7-2

April 13

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3-6

April 14

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football Spring Blue/White Game

Lacrosse (M) @ Queens 10-18

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 8-9

Lacrosse (W) @ Queens 10-16

Baseball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 13-12

April 15

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Woodcreek CC)

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 2 p.m.

Softball vs LANDER, ccd. 4 p.m.

April 16

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Woodcreek CC)

April 17

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Woodcreek CC) 9th of 11

Softball @ Coker 2-3

Softball @ Coker 1-4

Baseball vs. BARTON 16-10

April 19

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-9th; W-10th

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

April 21

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 1 p.m.

Softball vs CARSON-NEWMAN 3 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. TUSCULUM 4 p.m.

Baseball @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. TUSCULUM 7 p.m.

April 24

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

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

Baseball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

April 26

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

April 27

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Softball @ SAC Tournament

April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

April 30

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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