MARS HILL, N.C. - Becca Smith posted a season-high 40 assists for a three-game match as the Mars Hill volleyball team defeat Catawba inside Stanford Arena. The Lions won by scores of 25-19, 27-25 and 25-22 to improve to 5-4 overall, 2-4 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Catawba Indians drop to 4-5 overall, 1-4 in the league.
Marissa Wixson (Spring, Texas) recorded her third straight double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs for Mars Hill. Evie Tafunai (Edwardsburg, Mich.) and Laura Ann Huskey (Hendersonville, N.C.) followed up with 12 and 10 kills, respectively.
Maggie Murphy (Richmond, Va.) pumped in 30 digs. Smith, from Candler, N.C., and Rachel Rheinheimer (Elkhart, Ind.) each posted eight digs.
Kaitlyn Whitmer (Ferrum, Va.) recorded a match-high 20 kills for Catawba. Anna Logan (Yadkinville, N.C.) had 11 kills.
Jenny Young (Roanoke, Va.) posted 27 digs. Alli Parrish (Zebulon, N.C.) had 27 assists.
Mars Hill will travel to Newberry on Tuesday. The match will start at 7 p.m.