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Volleyball tops Pfeiffer for season's 20th win

SALISBURY, NC – Catawba College capped its regular season with a four-game win over visiting Pfeiffer in volleyball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym. The Lady Indians won by the scores of 30-26, 30-24, 27-30 and 30-11. The win improves Catawba to 20-11 overall, marking the 14th time over the last 18 seasons that the Lady Indians have reached the 20-win plateau. Pfeiffer falls to 13-19. Summer Zuck (Kingston, TN) recorded five kills in the opening game to help the Lady Indians to a 20-17 edge. Pfeiffer would get a kill by Lauren Plyler (Mooresville, NC) and an ace by Jenny Fitch (Batavia, IL) to grab a 21-20 lead. Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC) had a kill as Catawba regained the lead 22-21 and kills by Hope Miller (Newton, NC) and Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) extended the edge to 26-23. Miller would record a kill for the game’s final point. Pfeiffer led 11-7 early in the second game, but a kill and ace, one of five in the match by Zuck, evened the game at 13-13. The Lady Indians led 18-17 when Heather Hawkins (Troutman, NC) posted a kill to start a 5-1 run. She collected back-to-back kills to close out the game. Catawba jumped out to a 7-6 lead in the third game behind four kills from freshman Gretchan Sheffield (Lexington, NC). Pfeiffer used a 7-1 run midway through the game to grab a 17-13 edge. Miller’s consecutive kills tied the game at 18-18. Catawba would lead 23-21, but Pfeiffer scored three straight, capped by an ace by Plyler to lead 24-23. Plyler added two kills late in the game for the Lady Falcons. The Lady Indians stormed to a quick 9-2 lead in the final game then scored 13 straight at one point to extend the lead to 29-9. Miller had seven kills in the game, while Hewitt added three. Setter Nicole Scheidt (China Grove, NC) had a kill to end the match. Hewitt led Catawba with 17 kills, while Miller had 14 kills and 15 digs. Libero Erin Naumann (Cave Creek, AZ), Catawba’s lone senior, registered 21 digs in her final home match. Plyler and Crystal Furmaniuk (Mooresville, NC) led Pfeiffer with 11 kills with Furmaniuk adding 26 digs MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 4 Pfeiffer (13-19) 26 24 30 11 Catawba (20-11) 30 30 27 30 Leaders Kills: C - Elizabeth Hewitt 17, Hope Miller 14, Heather Hawkins 11; P - Lauren Plyler 11, Crystal Furmaniuk 11. Digs: C - Erin Naumann 21, Miller 15, Summer Zuck 14; P - Furmaniuk 26, Sarah Beth Hobson 19, Jenny Fitch 10. Blocks: C - Miller 1-0/1, Nicole Scheidt 1-0/1; P - Sarah Judy 1-3/4, Fitch 1-1/2, Caire Six 0-2/2. Assists: C - Nicole Scheidt 55; P - Six 21, Fitch 19. Aces: C - Zuck 5; P - Six 2, Judy 2. ATT: 168 Time - 1:34 #######

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