Volleyball posts sweep of Mars Hill

SALISBURY, NC Catawba College earned a three-game sweep of visiting Mars Hill in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Friday night at Goodman Gym. The Lady Indians improve to 14-11 overall and 7-4 in the SAC, winning by the scores of 30-16, 30-11 and 30-22. Mars Hill falls to11-14 and 2-8. Catawba jumped to a quick 6-0 lead in the opening game, getting three kills by Hope Miller (Newton, NC) and two from Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC). Miller added two more kills and an ace as the Lady Indians went up 13-5. Three straight kills by Lady Lion Sarah Nash (Louisville, KY) brought Mars Hill within 18-11, but Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC) had a block and three kills to give Catawba a 25-13 lead. Harrison had a block and kill to close out the game. A kill and a pair of aces by Summer Zuck (Kingston, TN) helped Catawba to a 4-1 lead in game two. The Lady Indians went on to gain an 18-5 lead and cruised the rest of the way with Kelly Burdeau (Salisbury, NC) earning the final point on a kill. Mars Hill would grab a 9-5 lead in the third game, getting a kill and an ace by Nash along the way. Catawba responded behind the serving of Crystal Bonner (Yadkinville, NC) to take a 12-9 lead. Zuck and Harrison each had a kill and joined for a combo block in the run, while Bonner had two aces. Two more kills by Harrison helped the Lady Indians to a 17-11 lead. Hewitt had a kill and ace to push the lead to 22-15 and added three late kills, including the game winner. Hewitt was one of three Lady Indians to post double-digit kills with 11. Harrison and Miller each added 10. Miller and Erin Naumann (Cave Creek, AZ) recorded 17 digs, while setter Nicole Scheidt (China Grove, NC) had 40 assists. Miller and Zuck each had three assists as Catawba posted 10 as a team. Nash led Mars Hill with a team-high 16 digs, with seven kills and an ace. Ashley Beasley (Winter Park, FL) had a team-high eight kills, while Vicki Vaughn (Kingsport, TN) had nine digs and 22 assists. Ashley Leigh (Kings Mountain, NC) and Jennifer Johnson (Blountville, TN) each had three blocks. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 Mars Hill (11-14, 2-8) 16 11 22 Catawba (14-11, 7-4) 30 30 30 Leaders Kills: C - Elizabeth Hewitt 11, Crissi Harrison 10, Hope Miller 10; MH - Ashley Beasley 8, Sarah Nash 7. Digs: C - Erin Naumann 17, Miller 17, Crystal Bonner 13; MH - Nash 16, Aubrey Adams 9, Vicki Vaughn 9. Blocks: C - Harrison 1-2/3, Nicole Scheidt 1-1/2, Summer Zuck 1-1/2; MH - Ashley Leigh 3, Jennifer Johnson 3. Assists: C - Nicole Scheidt 40; MH - Vaughn 22. Aces: C - Miller 3, Zuck 3, Bonner 2, Hewitt 2; MH - Nash, Heather Connelly. ATT: 161 Time - 1:04 #######

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