Volleyball Drops Four-Setter at L-R

HICKORY, N.C. -- Lenoir-Rhyne took a four-set win over visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at Shuford Gym.  With the 25-17, 23-25, 25-16, 25-14 victory, the Bears improve to 10-4 overall and 4-3 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians drop to 3-9 and 1-6.

Brooke Redmond led Lenoir-Rhyne with 18 kills and 15 digs.  Haley Rhyne followed with 11 kills.  Briana Gottberg added 11 digs and handed out 47 assists.  Killian Born served up six aces.

Catawba got a match-high eight kills from Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) and six kills and two blocks from Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS).  Ashley Brown (Hendersonville, N.C./N. Henderson HS) collected three blocks to go with five kills, while libero Taylor Houser (Mt. Holly, N.C./S. Point HS/Pfeiffer) recorded 15 digs.

The Bears jumped to a 10-3 lead in the opening set and led throughout.  A kill from Morant pulled the Lady Indians within 17-13 before LR ran off five of the next seven points to get a 22-15 edge.  Redmond killed off the final two points for the Bears in taking the set.

Catawba hung tough in set two, pulling out a tight set at the end.  A kill from Morant and one of four service aces from Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) lifted Catawba to a 21-18 lead.  The Bears twice reduced the deficit to a single point before a combo block from Brown and Gallup gave Catawba the set.

Lenoir-Rhyne rolled from the outset of the third set.  The Bears were up 13-4 after a kill from Brandi Thomas.  Another kill from Thomas late in the set made it 21-10.  Catawba ran off four straight near the end of the set before Redmond and Rhyne killed off the final two points.

The Bears used another early surge to take command of the fourth set.  A six-point run pushed LR out to a 12-4 lead.  Catawba could not cut into the margin as a Rhyne kill upped the lead to 19-9 and the Bears went on to close out the match.

Catawba will return to Goodman Gym this weekend to host a pair of league matches.  The Lady Indians entertain Anderson on Friday night at 7 pm then host Newberry on Saturday at 5 pm.

Box Score

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