Volleyball

Volleyball Outlasts Tusculum Behind Morgan and Grubb

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. -- Catawba pulled out a marathon five-set South Atlantic Conference volleyball match on Saturday afternoon at Pioneer Arena. The Catawba Indians claimed the 25-21, 29-27, 21-25, 27-29 and 15-12 victory to up its record to 8-20 overall and 4-13 in the SAC. The Pioneers fell to 6-17 and 4-13.

Tusculum had rallied in the fifth set with three straight points to pull even at 12-12. Tatum Thornton was in on two blocks, while Catherin Clingan tied the set with an ace. An attack error put Catawba back on top at 13-12 and an ace from Morgan Hester gave the Lady Indians a match point. Catawba converted on a Tusculum attack error.

Kylie Morgan delivered a career-high 25 kills with 27 digs in the win for Catawba. Allie Grubb produced a career-best 21 kills with four blocks. Micah Ensor tallied 14 kills, while Hester handed out 69 assists with 23 digs and four aces.

Morgan had three straight kills in the opening set that put Catawba up 21-14. Tusculum came back within three points beofre a kill by Abby Benton ended the set. The Lady Indians fought off a pair of Pioneer set points in the second with a kill from Ensor and a block by Grubb. Catawba took the set on kills from Morgan and Ensor.

Tusculum battled back from a 6-0 deficit to start the third set, scoring six of the last eight points. The Poineers forced a final set with the win in the fourth. Catawba had tied the set at 22-22 on an ace from Morgan, but Tusculum followed with a kill by Taylor Blythe and the teams alternated points until Blythe followed a Gabby Gray kill with a block to end the set.

Gray led Tusculum with 19 kills, while Cassie Born added 16 kills, 14 digs and four blocks. Thornton recorded eight blocks, while Blythe had 10 kills and six blocks. Carli Pizga also had 10 kills and six blocks. Melissa Mazur collected 46 digs.

Catawba finishes the regular season with three home matches next week, starting with Coker on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Catawba and Tusculum are a half game behind Coker for the final SAC Tournament spot. The Lady Indians will finish the season with a Saturday match against Newberry, who is currently a game behind Catawba and Tusculum.

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April 1

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 1 (WindRiver GC)

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 1 (Link Hills CC)

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April 2

Golf (W) @ McAmis Memorial - Day 2 (Link HIlls CC) 1st of 6

Golf (M) @ Tennessee River Rumble - Day 2 (WindRiver GC) 17th of 20

Baseball vs. BARTON 12-2

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April 3

Softball @ Wingate 6-5

Tennis (W) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Tennis (M) vs. QUEENS 2-5

Softball @ Wingate 2-6

Lacrosse (W) vs. QUEENS 8-17

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April 5

Lacrosse (M) @ Limestone 7-24

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April 6

Track/Field @ Phoenix Invitational

Football BLUE/WHITE SPRING GAME

Softball @ King 10-1

Baseball vs. QUEENS 16-10

Softball @ King 1-7

Baseball vs. QUEENS 8-3

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April 7

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Lake Hickory CC)

Softball @ Lees-McRae, ccd. 1 p.m.

Baseball vs. QUEENS 2-5

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April 8

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Lake Hickory CC)

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April 9

Golf (W) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Lake Hickory CC) 9th of 11

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April 10

Tennis (M) @ Anderson 1-6

Tennis (W) @ Anderson 2-5

Softball vs. COKER 2-1

Softball vs. COKER 1-0

Lacrosse (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 15-16

Baseball vs. LANDER 14-11

Lacrosse (M) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 5-17

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April 11

Tennis (M) @ Newberry 2-5

Tennis (W) @ Newberry 6-1

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April 12

Baseball @ Newberry 2-4

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April 13

Tennis (M) vs. Tusculum 1-6

Tennis (W) vs. Tusculum 0-7

Baseball @ Newberry 5-9

Softball @ Mars Hill 1-9

Lacrosse (M) vs. QUEENS 13-12

Softball @ Mars Hill 8-3

Baseball @ Newberry 2-5

Lacrosse (W) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 19-16

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April 14

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 1 (Camden CC)

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April 15

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 2 (Camden CC)

Tennis (M) @ Wingate (SAC Tournament Quarterfinals) 0-4

Lacrosse (W) @ Chowan 18-6

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April 16

Golf (M) @ SAC Championships - Day 3 (Camden CC) 9th of 11

Tennis (W) @ Tusculum (SAC Tournament - Quarterfinals) 1-4

Baseball @ Belmont Abbey 4-3

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April 17

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 10-12

Softball vs. NEWBERRY 2-5

Baseball vs. BELMONT ABBEY 9-6

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April 18

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 1)

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April 20

Track/Field @ SAC Outdoor Championships (Day 2) M-6th;W-8th

Lacrosse (W) vs. Tusculum 16-6

Lacrosse (M) vs. Tusculum 10-11

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April 22

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL noon

Softball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 p.m.

Baseball @ USC Aiken 6 p.m.

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April 23

Lacrosse (W) vs, WINGATE (SAC Tournament -1st Round)

Baseball @ Winston-Salem St. 6 p.m.

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April 25

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 26

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (1st Round)

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Semifinals)

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April 27

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Semifinals)

Softball in SAC TOURNAMENT (Championship)

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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April 28

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

Lacrosse (M) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

Lacrosse (W) @ SAC Tournament (Championship)

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April 29

Baseball @ SAC Tournament

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