Volleyball

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

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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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1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

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February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

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February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

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February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 6-3

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 0-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 27-12

Baseball vs. COKER 26-1

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 5-16

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February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2) 

Baseball vs. COKER 16-4

Softball vs USC AIKEN 6-2

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 83-48

Softball vs USC AIKEN 5-4

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 103-94

Baseball vs. COKER 15-5

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.

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