Catawba Opens SAC Play with Win Over Mars Hill

MARS HILL, N.C. - - The Catawba Lady Indians opened their South Atlantic Conference play with a 3-1 win over the Mars Hill Lions at Stanford Arena. Catawba defeated Mars Hill 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, and 25-19 to improve to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the SAC. The Lions fall to 1-5 and 0-3 in the SAC.

There were eight lead changes during the first set until Catawba broke the 21 all tie and scored the last four points of the set unanswered. Jade Brooks and Allie Grubb led the Lady Indians with four and three kills respectively. Abby Benton added two kills and seven digs.

The Lions jumped out to an early 6-1 lead in the second set but Catawba answered with kills by Micah Ensor, Kimberly Hurtado, Brooks, and Grubb to tie it at six all. The Lady Indians fought off the Lions and broke the 23 all tie and scored the last two points to take the set. Grubb led the offense again in the second set with four more kills. Rachel Stanford and Brooks each added three kills for Catawba.

Despite the fight by the Indians tying the score five times, they surrendered the third set to Mars Hill. Macy Eidenberger, Hurtado, Grubb, and Ensor all recorded two kills for the Indians. Stanford and Brooks each added a kill to complete the 10 kills of the set.

Catawba gained an early lead in the fourth set on kills from Brooks and Grubb. Mars Hill put pressure on Catawba tying the set at eight and keeping it close until the Indians broke away at a 14 all tie. After the final tie, Catawba outscored Mars Hill 11-5 to finish out the set and win the match. Brooks had seven kills and Grubb added five in the fourth set.

Brooks and Grubb led the Indians offensively with match highs of 15 and 14 kills. Stanford gave out 39 assists and added 27 digs. The defense was led by Allison Benton’s 34 digs along with Abby Benton recording 22.

Catawba continues SAC play tomorrow, Saturday, September 16 at home in Goodman Gymnasium at 2 pm as they host Tusculum College.

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«September 2017»
September 1

Volleyball vs. MONTEVALLO 3-2

September 2

Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INVITE W-2nd; M-3rd

Tennis (M) @ Belmont Abbey Individual Tourn. 

Volleyball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 1-3

Volleyball vs. CHOWAN 3-0

Soccer (M) vs. ERSKINE 1-2

September 3

Soccer (W) @ Barton 2-0

September 6

Soccer (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-3

Soccer (W) vs. LIMESTONE 1-3

September 8

Cross Country @ Lenoir-Rhyne Invite W-3rd,M-3rd

Volleyball @ Winston-Salem St. 0-3

September 9

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 1) 

Football @ VMI 27-20

Soccer (M) @ Belmont Abbey 0-4

September 10

Tennis (W) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Tennis (M) @ Wingate Individual Tourn. (Day 2) 

Soccer (W) vs. FLAGLER 0-4

September 15

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 3-1

September 16

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 2-3

Soccer (M) vs. MARS HILL 0-1

Football @ UNC Pembroke 41-9

Soccer (W) vs. MARS HILL 4-0

September 18

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 1 (Club at Irish Creek)

September 19

Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. - Day 2 (Club at Irish Creek) 11th of 16

Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3

September 20

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-1

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 2-4

September 22

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 1-3

September 23

Cross Country @ Bulldog Stampede W-5th;M-9th

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 1 (Old South GC)

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Football vs. MARS HILL 37-13

Soccer (M) @ Coker 2-1

September 24

Golf (W) @ Battle at Old South - Day 2 (Old South GC) 15th of 18

September 25

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

September 26

Golf (M) @ King Inv - Day 2 (CC of Bristol) 8th of 10

Tennis (W) @ Pfeiffer 9-0

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 0-3

September 27

Tennis (M) @ Pfeiffer 7-2

Soccer (W) vs. USC AIKEN 5-0

September 29

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

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

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge W-13th;M-14th

Volleyball vs. QUEENS 0-3

September 30

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

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

Football @ Carson-Newman 18-31

Volleyball vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (W) vs. GEORGIA COLLEGE 1-3

Soccer (M) vs. LANDER 3-6

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