Hopper and Garrison Deliver 10 Kills in Loss to Newberry

SALISBURY, N.C. -- Newberry got past host Catawba in four sets to claim a win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Wolves won by the scores of 25-19, 25-17, 24-26, 25-21 to improve to 9-7 overall and 3-5 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians are now 3-11 and 1-8.

Newberry put four players in double digits in kills led by the trio of Alexus Horton (Austin, Texas), Jessica King (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Amanda Soper (Simi Valley, Calif.), who all had 13 kills.  Logan Hayward (Sylvania, Ohio) followed with 10.  Catawba got 10 kills each from Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) and McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden HS). 

Newberry never trailed in the opening set after scoring the first three points.  The lead grew to 10-4 after a block by Lauren Prachar (Fort Wayne, Ind.) and 18-9 following a kill from Soper.  The Lady Indians closed to within 22 -18 after two aces from Abby Pennington (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg HS) around a kill from Garrison.  Up 23-19, Soper and Hayward killed off the final two points of the set for the Wolves.

The Wolves would lead the entire second set as well after Horton opened with a pair of kills.  Soper had consecutive kills to stretch the lead to 14-6.  Hopper got Catawba as close as 20-15 on a kill, but Newberry scored five of the next seven points with Hayward killing off the last two Newberry points.

Catawba responded in set three, turning a 4-5 deficit into a 9-5 lead on two kills from Garrison and an ace from Hopper.  Newberry rallied back and led late at 23-22 after a kill from King.  Hopper followed a combo block with Ashley Brown (Hendersonville, N.C./N. Henderson HS) with a kill to give Catawba a 24-23 edge.  Newberry tied it on a Catawba error, but a kill from Hopper and an error from Newberry gave the set to the Lady Indians.

Catawba led the fourth set early, going up 9-6 after an ace from Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II HS) and two kills from Garrison.  Catawba led 12-9 before a four-point Newberry run that was capped on a block by King that put the Wolves up 13-12.  The Lady Indians led 18-17 then a kill and block from Horton put Newberry up by a point.  Consecutive kills from Soper pushed the lead to 22-19 and the Wolves took the match on a kill from Hayward.

Catawba will travel to Queens for its next match on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Box Score

Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC), 11th of 13
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) 11th of 13

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