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Volleyball Drops Three-Set Match to Lincoln Memorial

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HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Host Lincoln Memorial took a three-set win over Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Mars Gym.  The Lady Railsplitters improve to 10-11 overall and 7-8 in the SAC with the 25-15, 25-22, 25-22 win.  The Catawba Indians fall to 11-11 and 8-7.

Catawba hit just 9% in the loss.  McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden HS) and Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS) each had seven kills for Catawba.  Howard added six blocks.  Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) and Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) collected six kills.

LMU was led by Brooke Fleeman’s 15 kills and four blocks.  Liz Brock and Kiera Holland each had 10 kills.  Danielle Ged also recorded four blocks for the Lady Railsplitters.

Lincoln Memorial trailed 11-9 midway through the opening set, but went on a seven-point run to take the lead.    Fleeman and Brock each had two kills in the run.  Catawba made it 17-14 on a block from Morant, but another run from LMU pushed the lead to 23-14 for an easy set win.

Catawba trailed set two 12-8, but battled back to lead 15-13.  Three straight LMU points gave the hosts a 20-17 lead.  Howard and Hopper combined on a block to pull the Lady Indians within 23-22, but a kill from Brock and a combo block by Fleeman and Jazzy Oates gave LMU a two set lead.

Catawba pulled away from a 17-all tie in set three to lead 22-19 following a kill from Garrison.  That would be the final point for the Lady Indians as LMU reeled off the final six points.  Ged and Fleeman had consecutive kills for a 23-22 lead then teamed for a combo block to reach match point.  Fleeman got the kill to end the match.

Catawba next travels to Queens on Tuesday for a 7 pm match.

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