Loss at Anderson Damages Tournament Hopes for Volleyball

ANDERSON, S.C -- Catawba's volleyball team was given a trick rather than a treat as Anderson posted a sweep of the Lady Indians on Friday night at the Abney Center.  The Trojans earned the win with a 25-22, 25-12, 25-20 count to improve to 20-6 overall and 13-5 in the South Atlantic Conference.  The Catawba Indians fall to 6-19 and 4-15.

Kendall Vallancourt led Anderson with 12 kills and three aces, while Shannon Gillespie added 11 kills.  The Trojans hit 41% as a team, including a hefty 47% over the last two sets.  Jessica Harris collected four blocks, Alix Hooker recorded 13 digs and Priscilla Irizarry handed out 31 assists. 

Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) had a match-high nine kills for Catawba and recorded three blocks.   Setter Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II HS) generated six kills with 14 assists, while libero Taylor Houser (Mt. Holly, N.C./S. Point HS/Pfeiffer) had 10 digs.

The teams played a tight first set that included 17 ties.  The Trojans took the largest lead of the set on an ace from Vallancourt that put Anderson up 19-16.  The Lady Indians quickly responded with three points, including a block from Morant.  Gillespie put the Trojans up 22-20, but again Catawba rallied to knot the set at 22-all.  After a Catawba service error, Anderson won the set on a kill from Jessica Harris and a hitting error by the Lady Indians.

Catawba led early in set two at 6-4 before Anderson exploded with a 17-1 run.  Vallancourt had five kills and a block in the surge that included eight unforced Lady Indian hitting errors.  Frabotta had two late kills and Meredith Furr (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS) served an ace before Hailey Pittman killed off the set for Anderson.

The Lady Indians stayed close until late in the third set.  Vallancourt had a kill and two aces to break a tie and give Anderson a 14-11 lead.  Leading 16-15, two blocks and a kill from Harris helped push the lead to 20-15.  Another kill from Vallancourt gave Anderson a 23-16 margin.  Catawba ran off three straight points to make it 23-19 before the Trojans eventually put the match away on a kill from Tinsley Hallman.

Catawba finishes up its last road trip of the season with a 2 pm match at Newberry on Saturday.

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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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