Howard Collects 17 Kills as Volleyball Sweeps Brevard

BREVARD, N.C. -- Catawba closed out the regular season with a sweep of host Brevard in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gym.  The Catawba Indians won the match by the scores of 25-22, 25-21, 25-19 to improve to 15-14 overall and 12-10 in the SAC.  The Tornados fall to 12-16 and 9-13.

Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance) put down 17 kills on 30 swings and hit at 43% to pace Catawba.  The junior also added three blocks.  Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael) added 10 kills, while Erin Morant (Bealeton, Va./Liberty) totaled seven blocks.  Setter Rachel Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) handed out 33 assists with eight digs and six blocks.

Hannah Elmore led Brevard with 10 kills, two blocks and two aces.  Fatima Gharachorloo collected nine kills, while Kindle Kirkham had eight.  Aleksandra Vrvilo recorded 18 digs.

Catawba pulled away late to grab the first set.  With the set tied at 17, the Lady Indians ran off six straight points.  Morant and Stanford combined for three blocks in the run.  Elmore had two kills to help Brevard close within 23-21, but Catawba scored two of the final three points on Tornado errors.

The second set was tight as well as the team matched points to keep the score tied from 15-15 until it was 21-21.  Howard took over putting down three kills as Catawba scored the final four points of the set.

A Hopper kill late in set three put Catawba up 19-17 and Howard followed with a combo block with Stanford.  Howard answered a kill from Gharachorloo with one of her own before two Brevard hitting errors gave the Lady Indians a 23-18 edge.  Brevard scored one more point before a service error and a kill from Howard ended the match.

Catawba finished in a tie for fourth place in the conference standings and will face Lincoln Memorial in the first round of the SAC Tournament on Friday at 2:30 at Anderson University.  Brevard will face top-seeded Wingate in the first round.

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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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