Volleyball Puts Up Fight vs. #12 Wingate

WINGATE, N.C. -- It may have taken just three sets, but Catawba put up a fight to the end against 12th-ranked Wingate in its South Atlantic Conference volleyball opener on Tuesday night at Cuddy Arena.  The Bulldogs eventually took the match 25-14, 25-19, 29-27 to improve to 8-1 overall and 1-0 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 2-4 and 0-1.

Sophomore Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) led Catawba on the night with 11 kills and a pair of aces.  The Lady Indians hit 24% for the match, but kept improving each set until the end. 

The Bulldogs hit at 43.5% after swinging at 54% in the opening set.  Shelly Stumpff delivered a dozen kills and served five aces, half of Wingate's 10 for the match.  Lexi Potter collected 11 kills and had three aces.

Susie Murach got Wingate going in the opening set as her consecutive kills came early in a 9-1 run that put the Bulldogs up 17-7.  Cory McGowan had three late kills before Wingate put the set away with two Potter kills sandwiched around an ace from Stumpff.

Catawba jumped out to a 10-5 lead in set two and held a 17-13 edge after a kill from Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek HS).  The Lady Indians' serve receive issues came in to play at that point as Stumpff served three aces in a 7-0 run the put Wingate up 20-17.  Potter and Katie Bludau finished off the set with two more aces.

An ace from Murach had Wingate up 14-10 in the third set before Catawba battled back.  The Lady Indians went up 16-15 after consecutive kills from Hopper.  The teams traded points until an ace from Abby Pennington (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg HS) put Catawba up 20-18.

Potter quickly erased the deficit with a kill and two aces for a 21-20 Bulldog lead.  Murach put Wingate up two with a kill before a kill from Hopper and a Bulldog error evened it up at 22-all.  The Lady Indians staved off four match points, twice on kills Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II HS), before kills from Potter and Stumpff finally gave Wingate the win.

Catawba hosts a pair of league matches this weekend, tangling with Lincoln Memorial on Friday at 7 p.m. and Carson-Newman on Saturday at 2 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 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

October 19

Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7

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