October 31, 2014
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.
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st
Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3
Football @ West Georgia 3-34
Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0
Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1
Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2
Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0
Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3
Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7
Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC)
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1
Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3
Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.
Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.
Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd.
Volleyball @ Queens 3-2
Soccer (W) @ Queens 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Queens 7:30 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 6 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.
Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
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