15 Blocks Help Volleyball Repel Wolves in SAC Opener

NEWBERRY, S.C -- Catawba posted 15 blocks, 11 by Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS ), in opening South Atlantic Conference volleyball play with a 3-1 win over host Newberry on Friday night at Eleazer Arena.  The Catawba Indians level their record at 3-3 overall and move to 1-0 in the SAC.  The Wolves fall to 4-2 and 0-1.

Setter Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II HS) posted a triple-double for Catawba in the 25-14, 19-25, 25-22, 25-17 win.  The senior had 10 kills, 38 assists and 17 digs.  Frabotta also had three blocks and served an ace.  Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) and McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden HS) each totaled 11 kills.

Catawba used a 9-2 run to take control midway through the first set.  Hopper had two kills, Frabotta an ace and Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) provided two blocks and a kill in the surge that made it 23-13.  Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS) and Garrison killed off the final two points for the Lady Indians.

Newberry rallied back in set two.  The Wolves took the early lead behind Mary Siebert.  Siebert had five kills to help the hosts to a 15-7 lead.  The Wolves kept a comfortable lead the rest of the set, hitting their best percentage of the match at 21%.

The Wolves started strong in the third set, leading 8-2 after three straight kills from Logan Hayward.  The Lady Indians chipped away and would tie the set at 16-all on a kill from Gallup.  Newberry built a 20-18 lead before four straight Catawba points turned the tide.  Morant started it with a kill and Hopper ended it with another kill after a pair of Newberry errors.  Up 23-22, Hopper killed off the final two points.

Catawba jumped on Newberry in the fourth set.  Morant served three aces as the Lady Indians scored the first seven points.  It was an 11-2 lead after a kill from Garrison.  Howard had back-to-back blocks for a 20-9 edge and Frabotta notched her 10th kill to make it 23-15 to finish the triple-double.  Morant killed off the match point.

Siebert led Newberry with a dozen kills.  Hayward totaled 11 kills with 19 digs and a pair of blocks.  Kensley Jordan collected 22 digs and served three aces.  The Wolves hit just 8.6% for the match.

Evan Schultz (Richmond, Va./Monacan HS) registered 22 digs for Catawba.  Meredith Furr (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill HS) posted 19 digs and Garrison joined Frabotta with 17 digs.  Morant finished with four aces.

Catawba plays twice on Saturday at Anderson.  The Lady Indians will face Anderson at noon then Flagler at 2:30 pm.

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Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne, 2:00


«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 p.m.

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