Volleyball nets fifth straight win with sweep of Tusculum

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College swept visiting Tusuclum 3-0 in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym. The Lady Indians won by the scores of 30-16, 30-13 and 30-21 to improve to 17-11 overall and 9-4 in the SAC. Tusculum falls to 6-21 and 0-13. Catawba won the opening game 30-16 and led 15-8 midway through game two. Summer Zuck (Kingston, TN) had a pair of kills and an ace to help push the lead to 20-9. After a kill by Tusculum’s Jessica Horton (Hendersonville, NC), Catawba ran off six straight points. Two kills by Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) and a combo block helped the Lady Indians to a 27-11 lead. Heather Hawkins (Troutman, NC) had two kills in the final three Catawba points. Betsi O’Shields (Landrum, SC) had three kills early in the third game to give Catawba a 14-9 lead. Tusculum responded with five straight points to tie the game, two on kills by Lindsey McGrady (Kinsgport, TN). Crystal Bonner (Yadkinville, NC) capped a five-point Catawba run with two kills to push the lead back to 19-14. Stacey Evans (Newton, NC) had two kills to help the Lady Indians take a 25-17 lead. Zuck and Hawkins shared high honors for Catawba with eight kills. Hawkins added three blocks, while Nicole Scheidt (China Grove, NC) and Katie Moore (Haymarket, VA) each posted 13 digs. Scheidt also had 38 assists, three blocks and a pair of aces. Stephanie Jaeger (Champlin, MN) registered a dozen kills for Tusculum, while Harmon had 14 digs. Jenna Neill (Sandusky, OH) recorded 27 assists and McGrady had three blocks. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 Tusculum (6-21, 0-13) 16 13 21 Catawba (17-11, 9-4) 30 30 30 Leaders Kills: C - Summer Zuck 8, Heather Hawkins 8, Elizabeth Hewitt 6; T - Stephanie Jaeger 12, Lindsey McGrady 5. Digs: C – Katie Moore 13, Nicole Scheidt 13, Crystal Bonner 10; T - Marcia Harmon 14, Sarah King 9. Blocks: C - Scheidt 2-1/3, Hawkins 1-2/3, Crissi Harrison 0-2/2; T - McGrady 2-1/3. Assists: C - Nicole Scheidt 38; T - Jenna Neill 27. Aces: C - Hope Miller 3, Scheidt 2, Hewitt 2. ATT: 139 Time - 1:06 #######

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