Softball Rolls to Sweep of Virginia State


SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba rolled past Virginia State in a softball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at Whitley Field. The Catawba Indians swept the twin bill, winning 12-4 and 10-2 to improve to 6-2 on the year. The visiting Trojans fall to 1-7.

A seven-run third provided the difference in the opener. Leah Huggins continued her hot hitting over the weekend. She had a two-run double in the second and another two-run double in the big third frame. Preston Ellenberg added a two-run single in the break-out inning.

Summer Howerton (1-0) earned the win in her first appearance in the circle. She surrendered four runs on six hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Sydney Goertzen was 3-for-3 with three runs scores, while Carlee Brawley had two hits, scored twice and drove in two. Huggins had her two hits and four RBI, while Sierrah McCarthy added a pair of hits.

Kennedy Presson homered and had two hits for Virginia State. Samantha Cunningham also proved two hits. Brooklynn Bilyard (0-4) suffered the loss, allowing eight runs over two and a third innings.

The Trojans jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first inning of game two, scoring without a hit by drawing five walks. Ellenberg would enter in the second and shut down Virginia State the rest of the game and improved to 2-0. She allowed just two hits and struck out six.

Catawba tied the game with single runs in the first and second then put up a six-spot in the fifth. McCarthy singled home two runs and Nicole Hunter followed with a three-run homer. Hunter finished her five RBI day by doubling home the final two runs in the sixth.

Goertzen added two more hits in game two, as did McCarthy. Hunter finished with three hits and Jordan Dean picked up two. Presson (1-3) had the loss for VSU.

Catawba will travel to Barton on Saturday for a 1 pm doubleheader with the Bulldogs.

Game 1 Box

Game 2 Box

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«October 2019»
October 2

Soccer (W) @ Newberry 2-2

Soccer (M) @ Newberry 0-1

October 4

Swimming @ King Invitational 

Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 2-3

October 5

Cross Country @ Paul Short Run (Lehigh Univ.) M-32nd,W-37th

Swimming @ King Invitational W-2nd,M-4th

Football @ Limestone 24-52

Soccer (W) @ Coker 3-0

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 0-3

Soccer (M) @ Coker 0-4

October 7

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Woodlake CC)

October 8

Golf (M) @ State Farm Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Woodlake CC) 6th of 12

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 8th of 16

Volleyball vs. UNC PEMBROKE 1-3

October 9

Soccer (M) vs. LEES-McRAE 4-2

October 11

Cross Country @ Royals Challenge (McAlpine Park) M-12th;W-26th

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 1-3

October 12

Football @ Carson-Newman 14-59

Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-1

Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 1-0

October 14

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)

October 15

Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 6th of 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 5th of 15

Volleyball @ Francis Marion 2-3

October 16

Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-2

Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 4-3

October 17

Tennis (W) @ Mount Olive 3-4

October 18

Volleyball vs. UVA-WISE - Dig Pink Match 3-0

October 19

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell,LR 

Football vs. NEWBERRY 21-44

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 8 p.m.

October 21

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 1 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 1 (Irish Creek CC)

October 22

Golf (W) @ Flagler Fall Slam - Day 2 (Marsh Creek CC)

Golf (M) @ Queens Invitational - Day 2 (Irish Creek CC)

Volleyball @ Queens 7 p.m.

October 23

Tennis (W) v. Newberry 2 p.m.

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 7 p.m.

October 26

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Wingate Univ.) 9 a.m.

Football vs. MARS HILL 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 5:30 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 8 p.m.

October 30

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.


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Soccer (W) Team Photo