Volleyball Dispatches Brevard in Four Sets


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba claimed a four-set win over visiting Brevard in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians picked up its fourth straight win in improving to 9-8 overall and 7-5 in the SAC, winning the match by the scores of 25-20, 17-25, 25-21 and 25-23.  The Tornados fall to 4-15 and 3-9.

Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael) delivered 15 kills, while McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden) and Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek) each tallied 11 kills.  Garrison added 20 digs and Hoffman produced five blocks. 

After the teams split the opening two sets, Catawba won two tight sets to take the match.  A 6-1 run midway through the third set gave Catawba a lead at 19-13.  Hoffman had a kill and two blocks in the run.  Brevard closed to within 22-20 on a kill from Callie Chappell.  Chappell answered a Catawba kill by Kimberly Hurtado (Indian Trail, N.C./Sun Valley) to keep the Tornados down two, but after an attack error, Hoffman and Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance) combined on a block to end the set.

The Lady Indians jumped to a 6-2 lead early in set four on three kills from Garrison and an ace from Meredith Furr (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill).  Brevard rallied and tied the set at 7-7 on an ace from Bri Vargas.  After the Tornados went up 10-9, Hurtado had two kills and a block as Catawba went back up 15-11.

Brevard tied the set again at 19-all, but Hurtado combined for a block with Hopper then a second with Rachel Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) to keep Catawba ahead at 22-20.  Back-to-back kills from Savannah Cox staved off two Catawba set points before a service error ended the match.

Cox led Brevard with 16 kills and added three blocks.  Chappell and Stephanie Lambert each had 11 kills.  Lambert added three blocks and Maggie Weiss served three aces before the error to end the match.  Libero Aleksandra Vrvilo recorded 18 digs.

Furr joined Garrison with 20 digs for Catawba.  Stanford handed out 44 assists with 11 digs and five kills.  Howard posted eight kills and four blocks.

It was a 7-0 run midway through the opening set that provided the Lady Indians with a one-set edge.  Hopper had three kills and Evan Schultz (Richmond, Va./Monacan) served an ace to help Catawba to a 21-14 lead.  Garrison had two late kills, including set point.  Brevard rolled in set two, leading 6-1 out of the gate.  Catawba was within 14-11 before another Brevard surge sent the Tornados to a 20-12 lead.

Catawba hits the road for its next four matches.  First up will be a trip to Queens on Tuesday for a 7 pm start.

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«September 2018»
September 1

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st

Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3

Football @ West Georgia 3-34

Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0

Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1

September 3

Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0

September 5

Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2

September 7

Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0

Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3

September 8

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1) 

Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3

Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7

Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0

September 9

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1

September 10

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC) 

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC) 

September 11

Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9

Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3

September 12

Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1

Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3

September 15

Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.

Soccer (W) @ Mars Hill, ppd. 1 p.m.

Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.

Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd. 

Volleyball @ Queens 3-2

September 19

Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8

September 21

Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 2 p.m.

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 7 p.m.

September 22

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Football @ Mars Hill 1 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 1 p.m.

Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3:30 p.m.

September 23

Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)

September 24

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)

September 25

Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 6 p.m.

September 26

Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.

September 27

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)

September 28

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)

Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.

September 29

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)

Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.

Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.

September 30

Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)

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