October 30, 2015
Volleyball Takes Five-Set Win at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba snapped a three-matching losing streak with a five-set win over host Tusculum in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Pioneer Arena. The Catawba Indians won the match by the scores of 19-25, 25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 15-12 in improving to 12-12 overall and 9-8 in the SAC. The Pioneers fall to 11-12 and 8-9.
Catawba scored three of the final four points to win the fifth set and take the match. Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael HS) had back-to-back kills to put the Lady Indians up 14-11. After a service error, Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance HS) killed off the final point in an important league match.
Early in the final set, Rachel Gallup (Fredericksburg, Va./Courtland HS) had consecutive kills that was followed by another from Howard to push Catawba to a 6-2 lead. Kills from Laryssa Welch and Sarah Bouley pulled TC within 6-5. The teams alternated points until a block by Allison Benton (High Springs, Fla./St. Francis HS) and a TC error put Catawba up 12-9. Kills from Garnett and Bouley got the Pioneers within 12-11 before Hopper's two kills turned the tide.
Hopper and Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty HS) led Catawba with 13 kills. Howard added 11 kills and seven blocks, two solo. McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden HS) collected 24 kills and four blocks, while Rachel Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee HS), subbing for an injured Kaytee Frabotta (Sterling Heights, Mich./Henry Ford II HS), handed out 42 assists.
Tusculum used a 5-0 run to get some distance in the opening set. Tied at 9-all, a Catawba ball handling error was followed by two aces from Sabrina Schleuger. Schleuger added a kill and another ace to close the run that put the Pioneers up 14-9. The Lady Indians closed within 15-12 on a combo block from Howard and Hopper, but TC did not let the gap get any closer.
Hopper got Catawba off to a quick start in set two with three kills. After a block and kill from Morant, the Lady Indians were up 9-5. Howard and Hopper each had a kill and combined for a block to push the edge to 15-8 and when Stanford followed with a kill it was 16-8. The Pioneers made a late run and cut the margin to 23-20 before kills from Morant and Stanford ended the set.
Catawba scored the first three points of set three then went on a 10-2 run to go on top 14-7. Tusculum trimmed the margin to 17-15, but a block from Howard and a kill from Garrison pushed the Lady Indians ahead 19-15. Leading 20-18, Catawba got a kill from Gallup and an ace from Evan Schultz (Richmond, Va./Monacan HS) to take a 22-18 edge. Kills from Morant and Garrison offset points from TC before Morant ended the set on a kill.
Tusculum jumped out to a 7-1 lead to open the fourth. Danae Stauffer had three kills and Rachel Garnett two in the run. The Lady Indians rallied within 16-13, but TC ran off four points on three kills from Bouley to lead 20-13. After Catawba closed the gap to 23-20, Schleuger killed off the final two points to force the deciding fifth set.
Tusculum was led by Schleuger's 15 kills and five aces. Garnett added a dozen kills with two blocks. Hannah Berling handed out 54 assists with 15 digs, while libero Melissa Mazur recorded 33 digs.
Catawba hit at 21% for the match and totaled 14 blocks. Morant added five blocks to her kill total. Schultz served a pair of aces and picked up 11 digs.
Catawba finishes off the weekend road trip with a match on Saturday at pm at Mars Hill.
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