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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«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) 4th of 9

Baseball @ Mount Olive 9-4

Lacrosse (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 11-10

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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