Volleyball Claims #2 Seed for SAC Tournament With Sweep of Anderson

SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba swept past visiting Anderson in South Atlantic Conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon at Goodman Gym.  The Catawba Indians claimed the #2-seed for the upcoming league tournament, winning the match 25-20, 25-16 and 27-25 to improve to 21-6 overall and 14-4 in the SAC.  The Trojans fall to 8-22 and 4-14.

 In its final home match of the season, the two Lady Indian seniors helped Catawba to the win.  Shay Meeks (Kings Mountain, NC/Kings Mountain HS) posted a match-high 15 kills with 11 digs, two blocks and two aces, while Taylor Doss (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) put down six kills and added two blocks.

 Catawba pulled away midway through the opening set then held off a late Anderson charge to take the early lead.  The Lady Indians used a 4-1 run to go up 14-11 after a kill from Meeks, but the Trojans closed within 20-19 late in the set.  Jordan Raye (Boonville, NC/Starmount HS) had a kill and Doss a block to move Catawba out to a 22-19 edge.  Meeks, Raye and Carson Brewer (Raleigh, NC/Middle Creek HS/Cape Fear CC) killed off the final three points for the set win.

The Lady Indians rolled in set two, hitting 50%.  Meeks had five kills in the set, while Raye and Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, VA/Franklin Co. HS) each had four.  A kill from Raye sparked a five-point run that gave the Lady Indians a 20-13 edge.  Whitmer and Doss each had two late kills to help finish off the set.

Anderson jumped out to 9-4 lead in the third set before Catawba rallied.  A kill from Shannon Gillespie (Fishers, IN) had the Trojans up 21-17, but Catawba reeled off five straight points, capped by a solo block from Whitmer to take a 22-21 lead.  Anderson fought off a pair of set points after Meeks kills, but after Meeks got Catawba to a third match point, Raye finished it off with the last of her 12 kills.

Raye just missed a second straight triple-double, finishing with 12 kills, 36 assists and seven digs.  Whitmer added 13 kills, while libero Jenny Young (Roanoke, VA/Patrick Henry HS) collected 24 digs.

Gillespie led Anderson with a dozen kills and added 15 digs.  Alix Hooker (Plant City, FL) had 11 digs and Meghan Cautero (Naples, FL) handed out 19 assists with four kills and a pair of blocks.


Box Score

Today's Events

Volleyball @ Coker, 6:00
Soccer (W) @ Limestone, 7:00
Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY, 7:30VideoStats


«October 2016»
October 1

Cross Country @ Hagan Stone XC Classic W-1st; M-2nd

Volleyball @ Carson-Newman 3-2

Soccer (W) vs. BREVARD 2-0

Football @ Newberry 14-35

Soccer (M) vs. BREVARD 1-0

October 3

Golf (M) @ MB Intercollegiate (Ocean Ridge GC) 8th of 16

October 4

Golf (M) @ MB Intercollegiate (Ocean Ridge GC) 8th of 16

October 5

Tennis (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 6-3

Tennis (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 1-8

Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-1

Soccer (W) @ Queens 0-1

October 7

Swimming MEN vs. LIMESTONE 127-131

Swimming WOMEN vs. LIMESTONE 74-145

Cross Country @ Queens Invitational W-16th; M-21st

Volleyball vs. ANDERSON 3-1

October 8

Soccer (W) @ Carson-Newman 0-6

Football vs. LIMESTONE 0-6

Soccer (M) @ Carson-Newman 1-0

Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 3-2

October 10

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY) 12th of 15

Golf (M) @ State Farm Inv. (Woodlake CC) 11th of 15

October 11

Golf (W) in RENDLEMAN INV. (CC of SALISBURY) 12th of 15

Golf (M) @ State Farm Inv. (Woodlake CC) 11th of 15

October 12

Soccer (W) vs. SAINT LEO 1-4

Soccer (M) @ Lees-McRae 3-2

October 13

Tennis (W) @ Lees-McRae 9-0

Tennis (M) @ Lees-McRae 7-2

October 14

Volleyball vs. BREVARD (Dig Pink Match) 3-1

October 15

Football @ Mars Hill 33-22

Soccer (W) vs. ANDERSON 1-1

Soccer (M) vs. ANDERSON 0-1

October 16

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

October 17

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

October 18

Golf (W) @ LeeAnn Noble Memorial (Achasta GC) 11th of 13

Volleyball @ Queens 1-3

October 19

Soccer (W) vs. WINGATE 0-3

Soccer (M) vs. WINGATE 0-2

October 22

Cross Country @ SAC Championships (Newberry) W-4th, M-7th

Swimming @ East Carolina w/Campbell 1 p.m.

Football @ UNC Pembroke 31-41

Volleyball @ Wingate 1-3

October 23

Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 0-2

Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 3-0

October 25

Volleyball @ Coker 6 p.m.

Soccer (W) @ Limestone 7 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 7:30 p.m.

October 28

Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 3 p.m.

Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 5:30 p.m.

Volleyball @ Mars Hill 7 p.m.

October 29

Football vs. BREVARD (HC) 1:30 p.m.

Volleyball vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.


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Volleyball Team Photo