October 21, 2017
Offense Struggles in Loss at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, T.N. - - The Catawba Lady Indians volleyball team fell to Tusculum College in straight sets Saturday afternoon in Pioneer Arena. Tusculum swept Catawba with scores of 18-25, 19-25, and 18-25 dropping Catawba to 3-14 overall and 1-12 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Pioneers improved to 14-9 and 9-4 in the conference.
Catawba took the lead early in the first set but a couple of Indian errors allowed the Pioneers to tie it at 9 all. Tusculum then took the lead and maintained it the rest of the set. After the initial lead for the Indians, the offense struggled as they had a zero hitting percentage in the first game.
Tusculum scored the first six points of the second set. Catawba fought and came within three but was unable to maintain the Pioneer attack. The Indians had 10 kills in the set, hitting for 11.9 percent.
Catawba hit their best in the third set of the day recording 11 kills and hitting for 21.6 percent. Unfortunately, it was not enough to take a set from Tusculum going down by as many as 10 in the middle of the set.
Kimberly Hurtado led the Lady Indians with seven kills. Macy Eidenberger
added six kills and 12 digs. Rachel Stanford had four kills and handed out 16 assists. Allison Benton recorded 11 digs and a service ace.
Catawba returns home Tuesday for a South Atlantic Conference match against Lenoir-Rhyne. This match will be the Dig Pink match of the season and will begin at 7 pm.