Volleyball Drops Four-Setter at Queens

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Queens downed visiting Catawba in four sets in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at the Levine Center.  The Royals improve to 14-4 overall and 11-2 in the SAC with the 25-22, 16-25, 25-23 and 25-19 victory.  The Catawba Indians fall to 9-9 and 7-6.

Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael) led Catawba with 11 kills, hitting at 32%.  Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance) added eight kills and three blocks, while McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden) added 16 digs and served five aces.

In the opening set, Queens used a 5-0 run to snap a 10-10 tied to take control of the set.  Rebecca Cochran had a kill and a block in the run, while Mallory Swarts served an ace.  Catawba closed within two points several times, but Alex Thompson was able to kill off set point.

The Lady Indians led throughout the second set.  A kill from Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek) and an ace from Garrison snapped an 11-11 tie as Catawba went up 14-11.  A kill from Allison Benton (High Springs, Fla./St. Francis) pushed the margin to 20-15 and the Lady Indians scored the final five points of the set.

Garrison served two aces as Catawba jumped to a 4-0 lead in set three.  Queens would tie the set at 7-all and it would remain tight the rest of the way with 13 ties.  The Lady Indians edged out to a 19-16 lead before Queens reeled off four in a row.  The teams traded points until Swarts followed a kill from Jessica Raines to give the Royals the set.

Queens bolted to an 8-2 lead in set four as Sydney Kunz started it with consecutive aces.  Catawba battled back to get within 18-17 before a Kunz kill and block by Cochran and Alex Thompson put the hosts up 20-17.  Hopper pulled Catawba within 21-19, but Queens won the final four points to take the match after back-to-back kills from Cochran and the final one from Raines.

Cochran led Queens with 15 kills, three blocks and 17 digs.  Raines added 14 kills, while Thompson posted six blocks.  Swarts served three aces.

Catawba travels to Wingate on Saturday for a 2 pm match.

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Today's Events

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC),
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC),
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry, 1:30
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry, 1:30


«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) 

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 1:30 p.m.

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 5 p.m.

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 7:30 p.m.

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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Soccer (M) Team Photo