Volleyball Sweeps Past Mars Hill


SALISBURY, N.C -- Catawba swept past visiting Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym, winning 25-22, 25-17, 25-21.  The Catawba Indians level their overall mark at 7-7 and improve to 4-3 in the SAC.  The Lions fall to 4-7 and 2-5.

Catawba used another strong blocking game, posting 11 as a team with Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) totaling six and Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS) five.  Morant and McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden HS) led a balanced hitting attack with eight kills.  Howard and Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) both collected seven kills.

Mars Hill got 11 kills from Lauren Hochstetler and 10 from Elizabeth Kaeser in the loss.  Victoria Kaiser dug up 22 balls with Kaeser collecting a dozen digs.  Setter Andie Russell had 30 assists and 11 digs.

Midway through the opening set, Catawba began to pull away from a 12-all tie.  Kills from Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS) Morant and Garrison push the margin to 15-12.  Howard killed off a point to up the margin to 21-16.  Mars Hill tried to rally late, closing a 24-19 deficit to 24-22 before Garrison got a kill to end the set.

Early on, the second set was much like the first with the teams tied at 10-all.  Catawba surged ahead with six straight points, turning a two-point deficit into a 14-10 lead.  Gallup and Howard had two combo blocks to end the run.  Howard capped a three-point run with a kill for a 17-11 edge and the Lady Indians went on to lead 24-15 before ending the set on a kill from setter Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II HS).

Mars Hill controlled the early part of the third set.  Down 9-6, the Lions scored 10 of 12 points to lead 16-11.  Catawba pulled within 16-15 before a pair of kills from Courtney O’Keefe pushed Mars Hill back up 19-16. 

Catawba rallied from there, scoring the next six points.  Morant had a pair of blocks in the run which was capped on a kill from Allison Benton (High Springs, Fla./St. Francis HS).  The Lady Indians ended the match with a combo block from Howard and Frabotta on match point.

Frabotta picked up six kills, handed out 33 assists, posted three blocks, collected eight digs and served two aces.  Libero Evan Schultz (Richmond, Va./Monacan HS) recorded 13 digs with Benton posting 11 digs and four kills.

Catawba travels to Wingate on Thursday for a 7 pm match up with the national-ranked Bulldogs.

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Today's Events

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE, 7:00Stats


«October 2017»
October 1

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3) 

October 2

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4) 

Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)

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 (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2

Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8

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 WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172

Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3

October 21

Cross Country @ SAC Championships W-4th;M-8th

Volleyball @ Tusculum 0-3

Swimming Men @ Wingate 65-177

Swimming Women at Wingate 56-187

Football @ Tusculum 40-13

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 1-2

October 24

Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.

October 25

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 5 p.m.

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