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Catholic Rallies Past Volleyball

Emily Cheatwood had 22 kills in a 3-2 non-league loss to Catholic Tuesday evening.
Emily Cheatwood had 22 kills in a 3-2 non-league loss to Catholic Tuesday evening.

WINCHESTER, Va. – Visiting Catholic University of America rallied from a two-set deficit to down Shenandoah University 3-2 in non-league volleyball action Tuesday night in the James R. Wilkins, Jr. Athletics & Events Center.

Shenandoah (4-6) took the 2-0 lead thanks to 25-19 and 25-22 wins in the initial two sets before Catholic (11-3) rallied with 25-22, 25-19, 15-9 triumphs in sets three thru five to steal the victory.

In the fifth, CUA scored five of the first six points and rode that momentum to the six-point win.

IN BRIEF

  • Set scores: 25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 19-25, 9-15
  • SU hit a team-best .237 in the opening set and was 14-of-19 (73 percent) on sideouts, but did not hit above .171 in the remaining four sets and did not crack 56 percent for sideouts.
  • Emily Cheatwood, the current ODAC Player of the Week, tied a school-record for kills in a five-set match with her 22-kill performance. Cheatwood ties the mark originally set by Michelle Chandler in 2006.

LEADERS

Kills

Cheatwood 22, Caylin Harris 10

Assists

Megan Hillyard 45 

Digs

Nicole Shannon 41, Harris 20, Hannah Lien 16, Hillyard 13, Torie Gettier 11

UP NEXT

Shenandoah travels to Cresson, Pennsylvania on Thursday for a 7 p.m. non-league match at Mount Aloysius.

MATCH NOTES

  • Catholic has won nine of the past 10 matchups between the two programs with the SU win coming at home on September 29, 2016.
  • Cheatwood ties the five-set record for kills previously set by Michelle Chandler versus Methodist on October 28, 2006
  • Chandler holds the overall record for kills with 28 in a four-set match versus N.C. Wesleyan on October 28, 2005

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