Volleyball

Volleyball Falls in Three Sets at Tusculum

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tusculum swept visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena.  The Pioneers won the match by scores of 25-22, 25-20 and 25-11 to improve to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fell to 4-7 and 3-4.

Cassie Born recorded a double-double with 14 kills and 13 digs in leading Tusculum.  Rachel Garnett finished with 10 kills with zero errors in 19 total attempts for a sizzling .526 hitting percentage.  Shannon Murphy dished out 21 assists to go along with her nine digs, while Hallie Zumack posted 11 assists and two digs.  Tusculum's Melissa Mazur added 14 digs and three assists in the victory.

The Catawba trio of Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael), Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek) and Allison Benton (High Springs, Fla./St. Francis) all tallied eight kills apiece, while setter Rachel Stanford (Mechanicsville,Va./Atlee) dished out 29 assists to go along with her five digs.

Catawba came out of the gate on fire in the first set and raced to an 18-12 advantage.  The Pioneers shook off the sluggish start and rattled off a 10-2 stretch to take a 22-20 lead following a kill by Born.  A kill by Hopper trimmed the TC lead to 22-21, but the Pioneers got a two more kills from Born to win the first set 25-22. 

In the second set, trailing 7-6, the Pioneers got a 7-2 spurt to lead 13-8 sparked by kills from Laryssa Welch, Sarah Bouley and Garnett.   TC extended the lead to 19-12thanks to a Garnett kill and a Welch service ace.  Catawba would trim the deficit to 21-18, but the Pioneers would prevail 25-20.

Tusculum posted a .444 hitting percentage in the final set, while Catawba hit for a minus-.121 as TC ran off to a 25-11 win to complete the sweep.  Garnett recorded five kills in her five total attempts in the last frame, while Born accounted for four kills and three digs.

Tusculum finished the match with 53 digs and four blocks, while Catawba tallied 50 digs and two total blocks.

Catawba steps out of conference on Tuesday, hosting Pfeiffer in Goodman Gym at 7 pm.

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Today's Events

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1),
Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive, 2:00
Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN, 3:00VideoStats
Baseball vs. COKER, 6:00Stats
Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS, 7:00VideoStats

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«February 2018»
1
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

2
February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

3
February 3

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 1 (Cougar Point GC)

Track/Field @ Maillet UNC Open

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 0-6

Baseball @ Lynn 11-12

Basketball (W) @ Anderson 69-75

Softball vs. AUGUSTA 4-3

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 77-65

4
February 4

Golf (W) @ Barton Invite at Kiawah - Day 2 (Cougar Point GC) 12th of 16

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 6-25

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  1 p.m.

Softball @ Mount Olive, ppd.  3 p.m.

56
February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

7
February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

89
February 9

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 6-4

Softball @ UNC Pembroke 0-8

Baseball vs,. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 7-9

Lacrosse (M) @ Belmont Abbey 10-18

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 3-12

10
February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

1112
February 12

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Fleming Isl. GC)

13
February 13

Golf (M) @ Spring Invite Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Fleming Isl. GC) 14th of 17

14
February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

15
February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

16
February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

17
February 17

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 4) W-5th;M-7th

Softball vs SHIPPENSBURG 3-4

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-3

Softball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 8-4

Lacrosse (M) @ Mount Olive 3-15

Basketball (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 49-80

Basketball (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 89-104

18
February 18

Softball vs BARTON 11-3

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 4-6

Lacrosse (W) @ UVA-Wise 12-13

Softball vs BARTON 11-0

Tennis (W) @ Elon 0-7

19
February 19

Track/Field @ SAC Indoor Championships W-10th,M-10th

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 1 (Carolina CC) 

20
February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

21
February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 6-3

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 39-59

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 84-92

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February 23

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 1) 

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Tennis (M) @ Mount Olive 2 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. CHOWAN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 6 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. ROLLINS 7 p.m.

24
February 24

Swimming @ Royal Open (Day 2)

Baseball vs. COKER 1 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Mars Hill 2 p.m.

Softball vs USC AIKEN 3 p.m.

Baseball vs. COKER 4 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Mars Hill 4 p.m.

25
February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

Lacrosse (M) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 1 p.m.

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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February 28

Basketball (M) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Basketball (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)

Lacrosse (W) @ Belmont Abbey 3 p.m.

Baseball @ UNC Pembroke 3 p.m.

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