Morant Posts Double-Digit Kills as Volleyball Falls at Mars Hill

MARS HILL, NC -- Host Mars Hill claimed a four-set win over Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Stanford Arena.  The Lions improve to 6-4 overall and 4-2 in the SAC with the 23-25, 25-16, 25-21 and 25-13 victory.  The Catawba Indians fall to 2-6 and 2-4.

Erin Morant (Bealeton, VA/Liberty HS) led Catawba on the afternoon with 10 kills and five blocks.  Haley Lanier (Burgaw, NC/Pender Co. HS) collected nine kills and  Alex Hopper (Madison, NC/McMichael HS) eight more.  Setter Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, MI/Henry Ford II HS) posted 32 assists and libero McKenzie Garrison (Newton, NC/Maiden HS) had a team-high 14 digs.

Catawba pulled out a tight first set.  After a late combo block from Morant and Lanier tied the set, Taylor Houser (Mt. Holly, NC/S. Point HS/Pfeiffer) served an ace for a 22-21 lead.  Morant added a kill and a Mars Hill hitting error pushed the Lady Indians to set point.  After two kills from Marissa Wixson cut the margin to 24-23, Morant killed off the final point.

The Lady Indians started strong with the first four points of the second set and led 8-4.  That's when Mars Hill took over.  The Lions reeled off 13 of the next 14 points to grab a 17-9 lead.  A Morant kill made it 19-15, but the Lions stayed in front to even the match.

It was Mars Hill that started quickly in set three with the opening four points.  Two came on kills from MaryKate Griffin and was capped on an ace by Victoria Kaiser.  The Lady Indians were eventually down 12-6, but a couple kills from Morant, an ace from Frabotta and a kill from Bri Howard (Graham, NC/S. Alamance HS) pulled Catawba within 13-11.  Mars Hill never let the lead get down to a point, going back up 19-14 on a kill from Wixson.  Griffin eventually kills off the final point. 

Mars Hill dominated the fourth set.  Kaiser served four aces in a 12-0 run that put the Lions up 15-2.  Catawba was not able to get back into the set and a kill from Toni Cole ended the match.

Wixson tallied 23 kills for the Lions.  Cole recorded 20 kills and Griffin added 13.  Kaiser finished with five aces and 19 digs.  Setter Courtney Worthington handed out 62 assists.

Catawba stays on the road next week with matches at Carson-Newman on Friday night at 7 p.m. and Lincoln Memorial on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

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