October 07, 20171st2nd3rd4th5thFinal
Newberry25172519153
Catawba23252125112
NBYTeam StatsCAT
.149Hitting Pct..214
54Kills58
28Errors21
174Total Attacks173
54Assists56
7Aces4
81Digs77
5.0Blocks9.0
NBYLeadersCAT
Toni-Anne Whitlow - 22
KillsAllie Grubb - 15
Rachel Stanford - 15
Taylor Garrison - 46
AssistsRachel Stanford - 26
Morgan Hester - 26
Kensley Jordan - 2
Cydney Shaw - 2
AcesAllie Grubb - 2
Kensley Jordan - 22
DigsAllison Benton - 20
Sidra Triplett - 3
BlocksAllie Grubb - 5
Rachel Stanford - 5
Whitlow lifts Newberry past Catawba for its first road win


Whitlow lifts Newberry past Catawba for its first road win
Saturday, October 7, 2017 | by Morganne Lander, Athletic Communications Assistant

SALISBURY, N.C. - Toni-Anne Whitlow posted a season-high 22 kills in the Wolves' vital 3-2 road win against Catawba. Whitlow is the only player to record over 20 kills in a single game this season. 

 

"Getting a win on the road in this conference is always tough, but we needed this tonight," said head coach Callie Youngman. "Toni-Anne and Sidra carried the load offensively for us tonight. Both of them seem to be coming alive at a time when we really need them."


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After splitting the series 2-2, the Wolves looked to stifle the Indians in the fifth set to give them their second straight victory. Five ties defined the set early until Newberry pulled away and a kill from Vanessa Blas secured the 15-11 win.

 

Kensley Jordan contributed to the defense tallying 22 digs in the contest.

 

The Wolves fell behind early 15-9 but attack errors from Catawba proved to be the difference. The Indians committed a game-high 10 attack errors to allow Newberry to rally to tie it 18-18. Back-to-back kills from Sidra Triplett and Whitlow gave the Wolves the its second lead of the frame 20-19. A 5-4 push from Newberry gave them the 25-23 win.

 

Going into the third set with each team winning a set apiece the Wolves looked to recover and gain the lead. Ties continued to be exchanged until two kills from Tricia Davie pushed Newberry to a two-point 14-12 lead. A 5-2 run forced a Catawba timeout and another kill by Davie gave Newberry the 25-21 edge.

 

Newberry dropped the second and fourth set to force a fifth frame in the conference matchup.

 

Action will resume next Friday, Oct. 13 as Newberry faces undefeated Wingate at Eleazer Arena with tipoff at 7 p.m.