Twelve Service Aces Spark Volleyball to Sweep of Queens

SALISBURY, N.C -- Catawba got favorable returns on election night with a three-set sweep of visiting Queens in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians snapped a four-match losing streak, winning by the scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 25-18 in improving to 7-20 overall and 5-16 in the SAC.  The Royals fall to 6-23 and 3-17.

The Lady Indians got nine kills from Ashley Brown (Hendersonville, N.C./N. Henderson HS) and six each from Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS) and Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS) in cruising to the win.  Catawba never trailed in the match and got 22 free points from 12 aces and 10 Queens service errors.

The Lady Indians scored the first five points of the opening set, two coming on aces by McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden HS).  Queens rallied back within 6-5, but Meredith Furr (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS) served two aces in another five point Catawba run to make it 11-5.  The closest Queens got from there was 15-11 before the Lady Indians put the set away with a 9-3 surge.

Catawba jumped out 4-0 in set two and led 8-1 after an ace from Rachel Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee HS).  The early lead grew to 14-5.  The Royals rallied back and cut the deficit to 19-15 then saw Catawba reel off four points, two on kills from Brown.  Howard and Brown killed off the final two points of the set.

The Lady Indians raced to a 9-3 lead in the final set and were up 14-5 before Queens got back into the set.  Katie Schoenrock sparked the Royals with consecutive kills the pulled the visitors within 16-13.  A service error was followed by another Stanford ace as Catawba pulled back out to a 21-14 lead.  Brown and Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek HS) ended the match with a combo block.

Elizabeth Bialkowski led the Royals with nine kills.  Schoenrock and Meredith Jones each had six kills.  Alex Thompson collected three blocks, while Megan Mancini recorded 14 digs.

Garrison, Stanford, Furr and Evan Schultz (Richmond, Va./Monacan HS) each served two aces for Catawba.  Stanford also had 19 assists and a pair of blocks.  Libero Taylor Houser (Mt. Holly, N.C./S. Point HS/Pfeiffer) posted 12 digs.

 Catawba finishes up its season on Friday night, hosting Brevard at 7 p.m.

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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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Soccer (M) Team Photo