Volleyball Gets Big Win at Mars Hill


MARS HILL, N.C. -- Catawba swept host Mars Hill to earn a key South Atlantic Conference volleyball victory in a bid to nab the final spot for the league tournament. The Catawba Indians won the match 25-13, 25-16, 25-22 to improve to 7-19 overall and 3-12 in the SAC. The Lions fall to 14-9 and 8-7.

Kylie Morgan and Allie Grubb each tallied 10 kills to pace Catawba, who committed just six hitting errors on the day to go with 43 kills. Micah Ensor had nine kills, 14 digs and a pair of blocks, while freshman Jessica Walker added seven kills and two blocks. Morgan Hester handed out 36 assists with 18 digs.

Catawba hit a 25% for thematch, including an opening set 39% that set the tone. Mars Hill hit at just 10% for the match and had no blocks. Abby King led the Lions, posting a triple doubles with 11 kills, 14 digs and 11 asissts.

The Lady Indians jumped to an 9-3 lead in the opening set, getting three early kills from Ensor and two from Grubb. Catawba kept control of the set and led by at least five throughout.

It was a late surge in set two that put the Lady Indians within a set of the win. Leading 17-15, a kill by Morgan was followed by two Lion errors. After a timeout, Walker had consecutive kill sfor a 22-15 lead. Walker had another kill late before Morgan killed off the final point.

Down early in set three, Catawba rallied to go on top 20-14. Mars Hill came back within 23-22, but after an error Walker killed off match point.

Catawba is now in a three-way tie for the eighth and final spot for the tournament. The Lady Indians are tied with Newberry and Coker with Tusuclum a game back. Catawba faces off against all three of those teams in the final weeks. Next up for the Lady Indians is a trip to Carson-Newman on Friday at 7 p.m.

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«January 2019»
January 2

Basketball (M) @ Southern Wesleyan 92-71

January 3

Basketball (W) @ Chowan 48-37

January 5

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman 77-90

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman 81-64

January 9

Basketball (W) vs. COKER 70-54

Basketball (M) vs. COKER 106-72

January 11

Swimming Women @ Queens 40-165

Swimming Men at Queens 37-166

January 12

Basketball (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 59-72

Basketball (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 96-83

January 16

Basketball (W) vs. QUEENS 74-71

Basketball (M) vs. QUEENS 86-87

January 18

Swimming Men @ Wingate w/LR

January 19


Basketball (W) @ Anderson 60-100

Basketball (M) @ Anderson 80-82

January 23

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 8 p.m.

January 25

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 1)

January 26

Track/Field @ Finn Pincus Inv. (Day 2)

Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.

January 30

Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 6 p.m.

Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 8 p.m.


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