Volleyball Sweeps past Brevard

SALISBURY, N.C -- Catawba got 10 kills each from Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS) and Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) in a three-set sweep of visiting Brevard in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians posted a 25-19, 25-15, 25-17 victory to improve to 9-9 overall and 6-5 in the SAC.  The Tornados lose for the first time in five matches, falling to 6-9 and 5-6. 

Catawba hit at a season-high 37.4% in the match and nearly 40% in the final set. Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) and McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden HS) just missed double digits in kills, each collecting nine without a hitting error.  Garrison added 10 digs and Morant tallied three blocks. 

Brevard got off to a quick start in the opening set, leading 5-1 and 12-8 with each four-point bulge forcing a Lady Indian timeout.  After the second timeout, Catawba ran off 10 of the next 13 points with the final three coming on kills from Garrison to push the Lady Indians ahead 18-15.  It was 22-19 when Hopper followed her hitting error with two kills for a 24-19 edge.  Set point came on an attack error from Brevard.

The teams traded small runs early in the second set with the Tornados cutting the Catawba lead to 14-13 on a kill from Fatima Gharachorloo.  From there, Catawba ran off nine straight points behind the serve of Morant, who delivered one ace in the surge.  Garrison had a kill, Howard a kill and a block and Hopper two kills.  Hopper and Howard killed off the final two points of the set.

A three-point Brevard run to tie the third set at 7-7 forced an early Catawba timeout.  The Lady Indians responded with a 10-3 run.  Hopper and Howard had kills with Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II HS) adding an ace in four quick points for an 11-7 edge.  Another four-point run with kills from Frabotta and Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS) made it 17-10.  Two more kills from Frabotta upped the lead to 21-13 and the match ended on a Brevard service error.

Gharachorloo led Brevard, who hit at 16%, with nine kills.  Whitney DeMoss and Hannah Elmore, who played just the third set, collected six kills.  Rachel Ruble posted five kills and four blocks, while Aleksandra Vrvilo registered 13 digs and served a pair of aces. 

Frabotta handed out 40 assists to go along with five kills, 11 digs and a pair of aces for Catawba.  Evan Schultz (Richmond, Va./Manocan HS) also served two aces.

Catawba completes a four-match home stand next weekend as the Lady Indians host Newberry on Friday night at 7 pm and Anderson on Saturday afternoon at 5 pm.

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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 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