Volleyball Downed By Wingate in Three Sets


WINGATE, N.C -- Host Wingate posted a three-game sweep of Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Thursday night at Cuddy Arena.  The Bulldogs won the match 25-18, 25-13, 25-18 and improved to 13-2 overall and 7-1 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 7-8 and 4-4. 

Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) recorded six kills and hit at 38.5% to pace Catawba.  Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS) followed with five kills and posted a pair of blocks.  Setter Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, MI/Henry Ford II HS) collected 13 digs with 15 assists.

Shelly Stumpff and Abby Saehler led Wingate with 12 kills each.  Both hit over 34%.  Stumpff added 15 kills and three blocks, while Saehler posted four blocks and served a pair of aces.  Oakley Attaway killed off nine points and setter Iris Brewer handed out 36 assists with five kills.

Wingate jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the opening set as Saehler had two kills and a block late in a 7-2 run.  Catawba fought back and came within a point at 18-17 after a pair of blocks from Howard.  Following a Bulldog timeout, Wingate ran off six points in a row.  Saehler and Katie Bludau each had two kills then got set point on a kill from Stumpff.

Catawba went up 8-5 in set two before Wingate went on a 10-1 run to take control.  Saehler served two aces.  The Bulldogs built the lead to 20-10 and won the set on a kill from Saehler.

The Lady Indians led for much of the third set, taking a 13-10 lead on a kill from Howard.  Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS) killed a point to pull Catawba even at 18-all in the back-and-forth set, but Wingate ran off six straight points with Saehler collecting a pair of kills and a block.  Brewer would kill off the match point.

Catawba gets back into action on Saturday, traveling to Coker for a 2 pm match.

Box Score

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«January 2018»
January 3

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 76-70

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 63-85

January 5

Swimming MEN vs. ASHLAND 84-117

Swimming WOMEN vs. ASHLAND 102-95

January 6

Swimming Women @ Limestone 103-142

Swimming Men @ Limestone 104-136

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 60-88

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 75-101

January 10

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 55-52

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 77-71

January 12

Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 131-89

Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-90

January 13

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL  80-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 83-68

January 17

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

January 20

Swimming @ Lenoir-Rhyne

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 1)

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 4 p.m.

January 21

Track/Field @ Wake Forest Invitational (Day 2)

January 24

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 8 p.m.

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 1)

January 27

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Invitational (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusuclum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 31

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 8 p.m.

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Basketball (M) Team Photo