Volleyball Snaps Slide With 4-Set Win at Queens

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Catawba snapped a five-match losing streak, getting past host Queens in four sets to claim a win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night  at Curry Arena.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-23, 25-17, 19-25, 26-24 in improving to 4-11 overall and 2-8 in the SAC.  The Royals fall to 5-12 and 2-7.

Leading two sets to one, Catawba jumped to an early lead in the fourth set then rallied to snatch the win on a late kill  from Ashley Brown (Hendersonville, N.C./N. Henderson HS) and a Queens hitting error. An ace from McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden HS), kills from Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek HS) and Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) and four Queens hitting errors gave Catawba a 9-2 edge. 

Queens responded and went on a 10-1 run that included a pair of aces from Katie Schoenrock to lead 14-11.  Down 21-19, Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) posted consecutive kills to tie the set.  Queens retook the lead, but a kill from Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS) and an ace from Taylor Houser (Mt. Holly, N.C./S. Point HS/Pfeiffer) put the Lady Indians up 23-22.  Queens staved off one match point on a kill from Meredith Jones, but Brown followed with her kill and Jones' hitting error ended the match.   

Hopper led Catawba with a dozen kills, while Brown had seven kills and five blocks.  Setter Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II) served three aces and handed out 15 assists.  Jones tallied 12 kills for Queens with Schoenrock collecting 10 kills, three blocks and three aces.

Catawba pulled out a tight first set with a late surge.  Queens had led early before the Lady Indians went ahead 11-8 on a kill from Howard.  The Royals battled back to lead 14-12 and were up 21-19 before a Catawba rally.

Howard had a kill then Brown teamed up with Garrison and Hoffman on blocks to put the Lady Indians up 22-21.  A pair of Queens hitting errors made it 24-21, but a kill and block from Elizabeth Bialkowski brought the Royals within 24-23.  Brown answered with a kill to give Catawba the set.

The Lady Indians held a small lead at the early part of set two then used a 4-0 run to go up 14-8.  Brown started the run with a combo block with Hoffman and ended it with a kill.  A kill from Howard pushed the lead to 19-12 and Morant killed off set point. 

Queens stayed alive after jumping to a big lead in set three.  A 5-0 run that included an ace by Schoenrock and a kill from Jones put the Royals up 9-3.  It was 17-11 after a kill from Alex Thompson.  Catawba got within 17-14 and 22-18, but couldn't recover from the early deficit.

Catawba will travel to Brevard on Friday for a 7 p.m. match.

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«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

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 WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

Soccer (W) 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)

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