Balanced Attack Gets Volleyball Sweep of Tusculum

SALISBURY, N.C. – Catawba hit at nearly 27% and recorded a dozen blocks in sweeping a South Atlantic Conference volleyball match from visiting Tusculum on Saturday at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians won for the third straight time in improving to 12-10 overall and 10-7 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-22.  The Pioneers fall to 11-14 and 6-11.

Catawba stormed to a 7-1 lead to open the match as Bri Howard (Graham, N.C./S. Alamance) had a kill and combined with Rachel Stanford (Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee) on a pair of blocks.  Tusculum regrouped after a timeout and cut the margin to 9-7 on kills from Laryssa Welch and Melissa Mazur.

The Lady Indians would twice build five-point leads before the Pioneers closed within 18-17 on an ace by Megan Yopko.  Audrey Hoffman (Dacula, Ga./Mill Creek) answered with a Catawba kill and after two from Howard the Lady Indians led 21-17.  A kill from Howard and two Catawba blocks moved the score to 24-19 and Kimberly Hurtado (Indian Trail, N.C./Sun Valley) had a kill to end the set.

After a tight early part of set two, Catawba used a 5-1 run to go up 11-6.  A later 7-2 run pushed the lead to 19-9.  The Lady Indians held a comfortable lead the rest of the way with Hurtado killing off another set point.

Catawba scored the first four points of set three and used another 5-0 run to lead 12-3 after an ace from McKenzie Garrison (Newton, N.C./Maiden).  Miriah Lewis served a pair of aces as Tusculum closed within 13-11 and kill by Rachel Garnett had the Pioneers down just 14-13.

The Lady Indians never led Tusculum tie the final set, going up 20-16 after a Garrison kill.  A kill from Alex Hopper (Madison, N.C./McMichael) pushed Catawba’s lead to 23-18 before the Pioneers ran off four points to tighten up the set.  Hallie Zumack had two aces in the late run.  After her final ace made it 23-22, Allison Benton (High Springs, Fla./St. Francis) killed a point to give Catawba a 24-22 lead and the match ended on a Tusculum attack error.

Howard led a balanced Catawba attack with eight kills.  Hoffman and Hopper added seven each with Garrison collecting six.  Howard and Hurtado posted five blocks with Stanford adding four blocks along with 35 assists.  Garrison and Meredith Furr (Concord, N.C./Cox Mill) both had 12 digs.

Tusculum got nine kills from Garnett and seven from Welch, but the Pioneers hit just 9%.  Zumack served a pair of aces with 27 assists and 10 digs.  Sabrina Schleuger recorded 14 digs.

Catawba will host Lenoir-Rhyne on Tuesday at 7 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 2-7

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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