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The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team hosted the first day of the Region X-travaganza Friday. The Red Hawks swept all three opponents on the night.

CVCC downed Richrd Bland 3-0, Wake Tech Community College 3-0 and finally Guilford Tech Community College 3-0 on the night.

With the wins, CVCC improves to 12-3 overall. The Red Hawks continue play in the Region X-travaganza with matches against Pitt Community College and USC-Salkehatchie on Saturday. The match against Pitt starts at 10:30am and the USC-Salkehatchie contest is to start at 1:30pm. All matches are held at the Tarlton Complex on the campus of Catawba Valley Community College.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Volleyball Team (6-2, 3-0) pushed its winning streak to five matches with a 3-0 sweep of Carson-Newman (5-4, 3-3) Friday evening in a South Atlantic Conference contest at Holt Fieldhouse.

Lenoir-Rhyne defeated Carson-Newman by scores of 25-21, 25-16 and 28-26 and swept its third straight league opponent.

The Bears were led by senior outside hitter Brooke Redmond (Statesville, N.C.) and sophomore middle blocker Jaclyn Denny (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) with eight kills each while senior defensive specialist Ashley Markland (Conover, N.C.) added a match-high 20 digs in the victory.

Carson-Newman’s Megan Oldenburger (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) and Marnie Streeter (Goldvein, Va.) finished with 14 and 13 kills, respectively, in the losing effort.

Lenoir-Rhyne also totaled eight service aces and eight blocks while limiting Carson-Newman to just a .137 hitting percentage as well.

Lenoir-Rhyne remains on the road to face Lincoln Memorial in a South Atlantic Conference match.

South Fork Conference:
Lincolnton: 3
Newton-Conover: 0

Maiden: 3
Bandys: 0

Northwestern Conference:
Alexander Central: 3
West Caldwell: 0

St. Stephens: 3
Freedom: 0

Watauga: 3
South Caldwell: 0

East Burke: 3
Shelby: 0

Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:25

High School Volleyball Results From Wednesday, 9/20/17

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Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Fred T. Foard: 3
Patton: 0

South Iredell: 3
East Burke: 0

West Iredell: 3
Draughn: 0

Maiden: 3
Lincoln Charter: 0

Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:24

High School Boys Soccer Results From Wednesday, 9/20/17

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Northwestern Foothills Conference:
Hibriten: 2
Bunker Hill: 0

Patton: 3
Fred T. Foard: 0

West Iredell: 2
Draughn: 0

South Fork Conference:
East Lincoln: 8
Bandys: 2

Maiden: 7
North Lincoln: 5

Newton-Conover: 4
Lake Norman Chater: 1

Northwestern Conference:
Alexander Central: 6
McDowell: 0

Hickory: 6
West Caldwell: 0

St. Stephens: 3
Watauga: 1

South Caldwell: 3
Freedom: 1

The Lenoir-Rhyne Men’s Soccer Team (4-1, 1-1), ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II, suffered its first loss of the year with a 1-0 setback to Carson-Newman (4-1-1, 2-0-1) Wednesday night in a South Atlantic Conference contest at McCown Field.

The Eagles scored the lone goal of the match at the 31:59 mark of the first half when Tobias Solem Karlsen (Kongsvinger, NORWAY) tallied his fourth score of the year.

Lenoir-Rhyne lost despite holding a 12-7 advantage in shots taken. The Eagles’ goalkeeper, Twan Verweij (Utrecht, NETHERLANDS), earned the shutout victory after stopping a pair of shots while Lenoir-Rhyne senior Zach King (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) took the loss in goal despite allowing just one score with three saves.

Lenoir-Rhyne faces Lincoln Memorial in a league match on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., in Harrogate, Tenn.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Soccer Team (3-2-1, 0-1-1) tied ninth-ranked Carson-Newman (5-0-1, 2-0-1), 2-2, after two overtimes Wednesday night in a South Atlantic Conference match at McCown Field.

Lenoir-Rhyne freshman defender Rachel Fischer (Clifton, Va.) forced overtime with a goal at the 86:36 mark of the second half. The score was Fisher’s first of the season. Fisher headed the ball into the net off a corner kick from sophomore midfielder Aqsa Mushtaq (Bradford, ENGLAND).

The Bears were able to hold on for the tie despite allowing an own goal.

Lenoir-Rhyne junior midfielder Abbie Brown (Leeds, ENGLAND) opened the scoring with her second goal of the season just 5:57 into the match while the Eagles’ Holly Talbut-Smith (Crawley, ENGLAND) countered just 21 seconds after intermission to give Carson-Newman the short-lived advantage.

The shots were tied at 11 while the goalkeepers – Lenoir-Rhyne senior Alayna Morris (Westminster, Md.) and Jacqueline Burns (Cookstown, NORTHERN IRELAND) – stopped five and seven shots, respectively.

Lenoir-Rhyne remains on the road to face Lincoln Memorial in a league contest Saturday at 1:00 p.m., in Harrogate, Tenn.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 12:01

CVCC Volleyball Downs Belmont Abbey JV Squad

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The Catawba Valley Community College volleyball team continued its winning streak on Tuesday, winning its seventh-straight match with a 3-1 victory against Belmont Abbey JV squad at the Tarlton Complex.

The set scores from an extremely competitive match between the Red Hawks and Crusaders were 25-23, 22-25, 25-22 and 25-22.

CVCC head women's volleyball coach Shannon Hudson said the back-and-forth match was good for her team.

"It challenges us and makes us a better team when we have to fight through those moments," Hudson said. "We've been working a lot on finishing matches and starting off strong. Those definitely came into play tonight. It taught us a lot about ourselves and things that we need to work on. You don't always get to see that when you are playing the less competitive matches."

Trailing the entire first set, but remaining within striking distance, CVCC won the final three points to claim the set victory and 1-0 advantage in the match.

Belmont Abbey answered back, gaining a quick 11-5 lead in set two and held off a Red Hawk rally to claim the second set. The set loss broke a 16-set win streak by Catawba Valley.

The Red Hawks would respond in the third set, holding off the Crusaders to regain the match lead, and CVCC would pull ahead 9-2 in the fourth set and once again fend off Belmont Abbey to claim the set and match victory.

Freshman Karsyn Mundy paced the Red Hawks (8-3) in Tuesday's match with 13 kills, and fellow freshmen Adair Melton and Emilee Webber added six kills each for CVCC.

Melton also recorded her team-leading 100th kill on the season in the match, and Webber also made a team-high 16 assists.

Defensively, Catawba Valley's Emily Williams made 24 digs from her libero position, and middle hitter Leslie Leonard made a team-high six blocks.

Up next for CVCC is its fourth annual Region X-travaganza, which features matches at the Tarlton Complex against Richard Bland College, USC-Salkehatchie and Wake Tech, Guilford Tech and Pitt community colleges on Friday and Saturday.

"It'll be nice to have the big tournament this weekend right here with all of our fans and families," Hudson said. "We're playing a lot of conference competition. That'll be fun to have everybody in here. It's good to get the whole region together."

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:14

High School Volleyball Results From Tuesday, 9/19/17

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South Fork Conference:
East Lincoln: 3
Newton-Conover: 0

Northwestern Conference:
Alexander Central: 3
South Caldwell: 0

Hickory: 3
St. Stephens: 2

Watauga: 3
West Caldwell: 0

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Volleyball Team (5-2, 2-0) made it four straight victories with a 3-0 sweep of Catawba (3-4, 1-2) Tuesday evening in a South Atlantic Conference match at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.

The Bears won by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-17 and swept their second consecutive league opponent.

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by freshman outside hitter Taylor Prall (Tipp City, Ohio) with a match-high 12 kills while senior outside hitter Brooke Redmond (Statesville, N.C.) added 10 kills and eight digs in the win.

Catawba, which hit just .090 for the match, was led by Micah Ensor (Marietta, Ga.) and Kimberly Hurtado (Indian Trail, N.C.) with seven kills each.

Lenoir-Rhyne sophomore defensive specialist Anna Smith (Statesville, N.C.) added a match-high 22 assists as the Bears totaled five service aces and six blocks in the victory. Lenoir-Rhyne is one of two league teams – Wingate is the other – who remains unbeaten in conference play.

In the next round of conference matches on Friday evening beginning at 7:00 p.m., Lenoir-Rhyne takes on Carson-Newman in Jefferson City, Tenn.

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