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Volleyball Dominates Pfeiffer in Three-Game Sweep

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MISENHEIMER, N.C -- Catawba swept past host Pfeiffer in volleyball action on Tuesday night at Merner Gym.  The Catawba Indians improve to 2-3, winning by the scores of 25-8, 25-21 and 25-15.  The Lady Falcons fall to 1-4.

Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) had nine kills and three blocks to pace the Catawba attack.  Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) and Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS) each added seven kills.  Gallup added four blocks.  Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS) chipped in with six kills and five blocks, while Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II HS) handed out 27 assists.

Catawba stormed out to a 9-2 lead in the opening set with Howard accounting for three points on a kill and a pair of blocks.  After a kill from Garrison is was 12-3 and Catawba led by double-digits for most of the set.  The Lady Indians hit at 41%, while Pfeiffer had only five kills with 11 hitting errors.

The Lady Indians jumped to a 12-5 lead in set two, but the Falcons rallied several times within a point.  Leading 22-21, Catawba ran off the final three points on two kills from Gallup around a Pfeiffer error.

Catawba trailed set three 7-5 before a pair of combo blocks by Howard and Gallup tied the score.  Evan Schultz (Richmond, Va./Monacan HS) followed with two of her three aces in the match to give Catawba a 9-7 edge.  The Lady Indians surged to a 13-8 lead after a pair of kills from Howard.  The Falcons closed within 14-11, but Catawba followed with a three-point run and a kill from Hopper made it 19-12.

Shenelle Charlot led Pfeiffer with 10 kills and added 11 digs.  Catawba hit 34% for the match, while the Falcons hit at just 1.1% with 25 kills and 24 errors.

Catawba will open conference play on Friday as the Lady Indians travel to Newberry for a 7 pm match.  On Saturday, Catawba will play twice at Anderson, at noon against the host Trojans and at 2:30 pm vs. Flagler.

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