Volleyball Drops Tight Four-Setter at LMU


HARROGATE, Tenn. -- Lincoln Memorial held off visiting Catawba to take a tight four-set win in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Mars Gym.  The Lady Railsplitters won by the scores of 25-23, 22-25, 26-24 and 28-26 to improve to 10-2 overall and 7-1 in the SAC.  The Catawba Indians fall to 5-8 and 3-5.

Catawba rallied late in set four in an attempt to force a deciding fifth.  Down 20-16, kills from Allison Benton (High Springs, Fla./St. Francis), Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance) and Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek) cut the margin to 20-19.  LMU held the lead and went up 24-22 before the Lady Indians reeled off three straight point on an error and kills from Howard and Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael) gave Catawba a 25-24 lead

After a timeout, LMU scored two points before Howard staved off a match point with a kill to make it 26-26.  The Lady Railsplitters got a kills from Samantha Cash then took the match on a Catawba hitting error.

Hoffman led Catawba with 14 kills and added three blocks.  Benton tallied a dozen kills with 14 digs.  Kimberly Hurtado (Indian Trail, N.C./Sun Valley) produced 11 kills with three blocks and Hopper chipped in with 10 kills and had four blocks.  Howard recorded six blocks and served three aces.

Liz Brock led LMU with 19 kills and added 12 digs.  Samantha Cash followed with 18 kills and Kiera Holland delivered 11 kills and four blocks.  Abby Cash handed out 42 assists with 17 digs.

Lincoln Memorial took an early 4-1 lead in the opening set on a kill from Holland and an ace by Brock.  LMU led by as many as six before Catawba rallied late and pulled within 23-22 on an ace from Howard.  Holland and Benton traded kills before a kill from Brock ended the set.

Catawba turned a quick 4-1 deficit in to a 10-7 lead in set two.  LMU ran off four straight points to take a 17-16 lead, but a kill from Benton, a block by Hurtado and an attack error put the Lady Indians up 19-17.  LMU regained the lead at 20-19 before back-to-back kill from Hurtado put Catawba on top to stay.  Hopper will kill the final point.

LMU was up early in set three at 8-4 then a 7-2 run by Catawba put the Lady Indians up 11-10.  That run included a pair of aces by Rachel Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee).  A kill from Brock had LMU up 20-18, but kills from Howard and Hoffman along with two attack errors had Catawba ahead 22-20.  Catawba had a set point after a combo block from Howard and Hoffman, but an attack error tied the set and LMU won it on kills from Brock and Samantha Cash.

Catawba travels to Carson-Newman for a 5 pm match on Saturday.

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«February 2018»
February 1

Baseball @ Nova Southeastern 5-8

February 2

Baseball @ Palm Beach Atlantic 0-11

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

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.

February 6

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 5-6

February 7

Basketball (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 56-61

Basketball (M) vs.LENOIR-RHYNE 84-77

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

February 10

Baseball vs. PALM BEACH ATLANTIC 6-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. FLORIDA SOUTHERN 6-24

Basketball (M) @ Bluefield St. 76-55

February 12

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

February 13

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

February 14

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 1)

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 5-7

Basketball (W) @ Coker 63-60

Basketball (M) @ Coker 79-77

February 15

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 2)

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-4

Softball @ Belmont Abbey 3-2

Lacrosse (W) vs. CONVERSE 16-6

February 16

Swimming @ Bluegrass Mountain Championships (Day 3)

Baseball vs. SHIPPENSBURG 11-2

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

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

February 19

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

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

February 20

Golf (W) @ Converse Invite - Day 2 (Carolina CC) 

Baseball @ Mount Olive 3 p.m.

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 4 p.m.

February 21

Tennis (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Newberry 8 p.m.

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.

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.

February 25

Softball vs YOUNG HARRIS 1 p.m.

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

Softball vs. YOUNG HARRIS 3 p.m.

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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