October 15, 2019
Volleyball Falls in Tight Match at Francis Marion
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Francis Marion got by Catawba in five sets in volleyball action on Tuesday night at the Smith University Center. The Patriots improve to 12-8, while the Catawba Indians fall to 4-10.
The two teams have a history of playing tight matches. The teams set the NCAA II five-set scoring record in the old 30-point format with 288 points on Sept. 1, 2007 and were at it again on Tuesday. This time, Francis Marion came out on top with a tight 25-27, 25-23, 25-23, 26-28 and 15-8 victory. The record with the 25-point format is 262.
A couple of Catawba errors and kills from Alyssa Hansen and Kayla Arthur put FMU up 7-3 in the deciding set and an ace from Hansen made it 10-5. A kill from Allie Grubb cut the margin to 10-8, but FMU reeled off the final four points to take the match.
Catawba fought off three match points in set four that saw 16 ties and eight lead changes. One came on a Patriot service error and the other two on kills by Grubb and Jaida Henderson. Jade Brooks followed the Henderson kill with one of her own and a FMU attack error sent the match to the final set.
Iyania Thigpen had 16 kills and six blocks for FMU. Hansen added 13 kills with two aces and Arthur added 10 kills. Finn Millians posted 53 assists with five blocks and two aces. As a team, the Patriots record 13 blocks and served nine aces.
Catawba is at home on Friday, hosting UVa-Wise at 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Football @ Tusculum 14-32
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 0-4
Volleyball @ Chowan 3-1
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-0
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-7
Basketball (M) v. UNC Pembroke 90-95
Basketball (W) v. North Greenville 74-42
Volleyball @ Anderson 1-3
Cross Country @ NCAA II Regional (Wingate Univ.) M-6th;W-9th
Football @ UVA-Wise 14-21
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-118
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 124-131
Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-3
Basketball (M) @ Francis Marion 86-72
Basketball (W) v. Erskine 77-58
Basketball (M) @ Virginia Union 84-69
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3
Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-49
Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville State 74-68
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Basketball (M) @ Augusta 94-82
Soccer (W) @ Flagler (NCAA Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.
Cross Country @ NCAA II Championships (Oaks Golf Complex)
Basketball (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 7:30 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
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