Zuck, Scheidt lead Volleyball to win over St. Augustine's

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College earned its sixth straight win, defeating visiting St. Augustine’s over four games in volleyball action on Wednesday night at Goodman Gym. The Lady Indians won by the scores of 30-24, 30-24, 29-31 and 30-24 to improve to 18-11. St. Augustine’s falls to 18-4.Catawba used a 10-point run midway through the opening game to take control of the match. Tied at 8-8, Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC) got a kill to ignite the run. Crystal Bonner (Yadkinville, NC) served nine straight points, including a pair of aces, as the Lady Indians raced to an 18-8 advantage. Hewitt added a block and kill to cap the run. The Lady Falcons would trim the deficit to 22-17, but Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) had a pair of kills in a late run to clinch the game. The Lady Indians trailed 13-10 in the second game before a run, led by two kills and a block by Harrison, to give Catawba a 16-14 lead. Back-to-back kills by Katrina Johnson (Nassau, BAHAMAS) put St. Augustine’s back on top at 17-16, but a block and kill by Heather Hawkins (Troutman, NC) put Catawba ahead to stay. The third game went back-and-forth with the Lady Falcons taking a late 28-25 lead on consecutive kills by Johnson. Another kill by Johnson gave the visitors a 29-28 lead, but Summer Zuck (Kingston, TN) staved off a game point with a kill for Catawba. Magaly Gomez (Lima, PERU) ended the game from there with a pair of kills. Catawba jumped to a quick 9-4 lead in the deciding game. Catawba led 17-10, but Gomez had a pair of kills in a run that cut the deficit to 19-15. A kill from Hewitt and an ace by Zuck gave the Lady Indians a 23-17 edge. Two kills by Aurea Griffith (St. Thomas, BARBADOS) brought St. Augustine’s within 26-24, but a kill by Harrison sparked a four-point run that ended the match, coming on an ace by Katie Moore (Haymarket, VA). Zuck led Catawba with 15 kills, while Harrison added 10. Zuck also led the Lady Indians with 19 digs, followed by Hope Miller (Newton, NC) with 15. Setter Nicole Scheidt (China Grove, NC) had 43 assists, 13 digs, five blocks and an ace. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 4 St. Augustine’s (18-4) 24 24 31 24 Catawba (18) 30 30 29 30 Leaders Kills: C - Summer Zuck 15, Crissi Harrison 10, Elizabeth Hewitt 8. Digs: C - Zuck 19, Hope Miller 15, Nicole Scheidt 13. Blocks: C - Scheidt 1-4/5, Harrison 1-2/3, Betsi O’Shields 1-1/2. Assists: C - Nicole Scheidt 43. Aces: C - Crystal Bonner 3. ATT: 88 Time - 1:45 #######

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