Howard Leads Volleyball To Sweep Of Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. -- Catawba swept host Coker in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Tuesday night at the DeLoach Center.  The Catawba Indians won by the scores of 25-22, 25-14 and 25-23, improving to 10-10 overall and 8-7 in the SAC.  The Cobras fall to 11-12 and 3-12.

Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance) led Catawba with 16 kills and added four blocks.  Howard hit at 56% with her 25 swings, making just two errors.  Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek) followed with eight kills and Allison Benton (High Springs, Fla./St. Francis) posted seven kills.  Meredith Furr (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) racked up 20 digs and Rachel Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) handed out 40 assists.

Catawba got out quickly in the opening set.  Kills from Howard, Hoffman and Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael) helped to an early 5-1 lead.  Back-to-back Howard kills had Catawba up 14-6 and another stretch the lead to 18-8. 

Down 20-11, Coker made a huge push to get back into the set and a pair of kills from Christen Bragg cut the margin to 23-20 and after a Catawba hitting error it was 24-22.  The Lady Indians survived after a Coker hitting error to take the set.

Catawba pulled away midway through set two to take command of the match.  Howard had three kills and a block in a 5-0 run that gave the Lady Indians a 21-13 lead.  After a Coker point, Catawba ran off the next four points to end the set after kills from Howard and Hoffman.

Set three was the tightest of the night with nine ties and five lead changes.  Coker led 14-11 when Catawba reeled off four points to go on top.  The Lady Indians would lead 19-16 before a Coker rallied to tie the set at 20. 

A kill by Alexis Berles had the Cobras up 21-20, but Catawba scored the next four points as Howard had a block and two kills after a kill from Allie Grubb (Trinity, N.C./Wheatmore).  Coker got within a point after a kill from Megan Hardy and a block from Berles.  Catawba took the match on a setting error by the Cobras.

Bragg led Coker with 10 kills.  Hardy picked up eight kills and a pair of blocks.  Bragg and Berles each served two aces with Regan Kennen collecting 17 digs.

Catawba is at Mars Hill on Friday night at 7 pm before returning home on Saturday to face Tusculum at 5 pm.

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«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) 11th of 13

Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16

Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8

Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5

October 18

Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1

Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0

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