Sept. 15, 2007
CULLOWHEE, N.C. - Western Carolina volleyball (5-10) closed out the Catamount Clash VI Tournament with a 3-0 (30-21, 30-22, 30-25) victory over North Carolina A&T (0-15), Saturday, to end the tournament with a record of 2-2. Earlier in the day, the Catamounts fell to Presbyterian 3-0 (25-30, 21-30, 26-30).
Freshman Ali Rook led the Catamounts with a season-high 15 kills. Rook also led the team with a .333 attack percentage totaling 33 attacks and committing just four errors. Fellow freshman Kara Lynzee Brooks, the second Catamount to record double figure kills, tied her season-high with 10 kills.
All-Tournament selection Meredith Harmon had seven kills in the match against North Carolina A&T. For the tournament, Harmon recorded 50 kills averaging 3.85 kills per game and a .250 attack percentage.
Western Carolina volleyball fell to eventual Catamount Clash VI Tournament winner Presbyterian in the Catamounts first match in day two of the tournament. The Catamounts played the unbeaten Blue Hose but couldn't seem to overcome Presbyterian's string of rallies. The Blue Hose leave the tournament with a 10-match winning streak and a record of 10-4.
The Catamounts had a strong outing in the serving department with six service aces and just two service errors. The club, however, battled through 25 errors and ended the match with a .112 attack percentage. Presbyterian committed 17 errors and had a .269 attack percentage.
Harmon led Western Carolina with 11 kills and also had a .320 attack percentage with 34 attacks and eight errors. Freshman Ali Rook had 10 kills. Hennessey recorded her second consecutive double double with 28 assists and 13 digs.
UNC Wilmington and Presbyterian both were undefeated in the tournament and shared the tournament title.
Western Carolina plays its first Southern Conference road match of the season when the Catamounts travel to Chattanooga Tuesday to take on the Lady Mocs at 7 p.m.
Catamount Clash VI All-Tournament
Megan Nash (UNC Wilmington)
Paula McConnell - MVP (UNC Wilmington)
Justine Lanchester (Presbyterian)
Rachel Sanders (The Citadel) Aundie Gray (North Carolina A&T)