Archive for October, 2012


Buccaneers Volleyball Finishes Undefeated Season 31-0

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The Buccaneers Volleyball team has finished the season an undefeated 31 – 0 after a forfeit win from Johnston CC on Friday night. Even though Johnston CC did not show the Buccaneers Volleyball team put on a rousing exhibition for the 100+ fans in attendance for Sophomore night. The Sophomores #4 Ashley Almond, #8 Jennifer Beatty, #9 Melinda , #11 Lacy Goodson, and #12 Kailey Russell along with Freshman Libero #15 Hannah Lewis defeated the freshman 3-0.

Below are Coach Hudson’s words on each of the players:

Ashley Almond – # 4
Ashley, or “Peanut” as she is affectionately known, joined us this past spring and has been a great asset to this team. What I appreciate most about Ashley is her flexibility and willingness to embrace a totally different role on the court than what she was familiar with. She was willing to learn the new position of “defensive specialist”, and has done an outstanding job for us this season. Ashley has logged 163 digs for the season and has also served as a back-up setter, posting 37 assists for the year and 23 service aces. Ashley plans to transfer after this spring and will study Athletic Training. We love you “Peanut” and will miss you next year!

Jennifer Beatty – # 8 Team Captain

Jenn joined us this fall as a transfer from Valdosta State and has made headlines all year with her powerful and dominating swing. What we didn’t know, and what Jenn didn’t know herself was that she could play defense too! – And we have the stats to prove it! I am so proud of Jenn and the leadership she has provided for the team this season. Get ready for some amazing stats! Jenn Beatty is 13th in the NJCAA National Rankings in kills per set with 352, which puts her 28th in total kills. She ranks 35th in the Nation in Aces per set with 51 and an amazing 25th in the nation in total points earned at 427. Jenn is an outstanding 17th in the nation in points per set AND our offensive powerhouse can play defense too! She has 347 total digs for the season. Congratulations on an amazing season Jenn!
Jenn plans to continue her volleyball career and transfer next fall to study business. Love ya Jenn and am so glad I had the opportunity to be your coach!

Melinda Morgan – # 9
I have loved Melinda since the first day I met her and I have enjoyed being her coach this season! Melinda is one of the most gracious and unselfish people I have ever met and she plays the game with such enthusiasm and determination. Melinda has been a quiet leader on the team this year and has provided invaluable wisdom and strength on and off the court. Melinda boasts a .212 hitting percentage on the season and has provided a strong block for the team. Melinda plans to transfer and pursue a degree in nursing. Love ya Melinda and am so proud of you!

Lacy Goodson – # 11 Team Captain
Lacy has had an incredible two seasons with the Lady Bucs and has been such a leader on the court. She controls our offense and provides stability to our team. It has been incredible to coach such an athletic and determined setter. Lacy has “rocked” our conference this year with her nasty dump and aggressive serve…not to mention her 9.17 assists per set which ranks her 17th in NJCAA National standings! Among her other crazy stats for this season are her 880 total assists for the season, ranking her 21st in the nation. Lacy also is ranked 17th in the nation in service aces with 60 total aces for the season and 19th in the nation in service aces per set with .62 per set. This next stat is unbelievable because remember…Lacy is a “setter” – Lacy has a .270 hitting percentage with 103 kills for the season! I love you Lacy and am so proud of you and the young lady you have become!

Kailey Russell – # 12 Team Captain
If you saw Kailey Russell play last year, you know she was amazing! But she has taken amazing to a whole different level this season! Kailey is a standout middle who leads her team with encouragement and hilarious antics. There is never a dull moment with Kailey around! On the court Kailey has dominated the net with 52 block assists for the season. She has an incredible hitting percentage of .323 with 198 total kills for the season which ranks her 32nd in the nation in hitting percentage with 443 total attacks for the year. Way to go Kailey! Kailey plans to continue her volleyball career next fall as she transfers to study education. I am going to miss you Kailey and am excited to see how God is going to use you. Love ya!


Bucs Volleyball Notches Another Win

The Catawba Valley Lady Buccaneers travelled to Guilford Tech Community College on Tuesday, October 23rd for a 6:00 match. The Bucs controlled the match winning in three sets, 25-15, 25-20 and 25-12. Leading in the kill category was Jennifer Beatty with 13 kills for the match. Leah Wells posted 9 kills followed by Ceci Brandon with 8 kills. Kailey Russell added 6 kills and Megan Gouge contributed 4 kills. Leah Wells dominated the serving game with 5 service aces for the match. Jenn Beatty added 2 aces and Ceci Brandon had 1. Kailey Russell led in blocks with 1 solo block and 2 block assists for the match. Melinda Morgan had 2 block assists. In the dig category, Hannah Lewis led with 17 digs for the match. Jenn Beatty had 11 digs, Leah Wells posted 9 and Lacy Goodson added 5. Lacy Goodson put up 36 assists for the match and Kelsey Costner added 2.

The Lady Bucs final regular season match will be at home on Friday, October 26th at 6:00 against Johnston Community College, which will also be “Sophomore Night.” Catawba Valley will head to the Region X/ District P Tournament as the number one seed on Friday, November 2nd.

The Bucs overall record is 30-0. Their conference record is 18-0.

CVCC 3, GTCC 0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-12)

Match Leaders:
Kills: Jennifer Beatty 13, Leah Wells 9, Cecilia Brandon 8, Kailey Russell 6, Megan Gouge 4
Aces: Leah Wells 5, Jennifer Beatty 2, Cecilia Brandon 1
Blocks: Kailey Russell 2, Melinda Morgan 1
Assists: Lacy Goodson 36, Kelsey Costner 2, Kailey Russell 1, Hannah Lewis 1
Digs: Hannah Lewis 17, Jennifer Beatty 11, Leah Wells 9, Lacy Goodson 5

Bucs Volleyball Sweeps Two More to Stand at 29-0

Catawba Valley Community College held a tri-match on Saturday, October 20, 2012. In the 10:00 match, the Lady Bucs took on the Knights of Surry Community College. The Bucs started off strong and won the first set 25-15. Momentum continued into the second game and ended with a 25-18 score. The Knights put up a fight in set three, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the Bucs and the set ended with a score of 26-24. Jenn Beatty led the kill category with 18, Leah Wells followed up with 10, Kailey Russell had 7 and Savannah Dellinger contributed 4. Lacy Goodson led in the serving category with 6 aces, Savannah Dellinger contributed 5, and Leah Wells and Jennifer Beatty had 2 and 1 aces respectively. Leah Wells posted 1 block solo for the match. Lacy Goodson had 38 assists for the match, Jenn Beatty had 2 and Leah Wells and Hannah Lewis each had 1. Hannah Lewis led in digs with 20, Leah Wells and Jenn Beatty added 13 each, Lacy Goodson had 10, and Ashley Almond and Savannah Dellinger posted 8 digs each.
In the final game of the day, CVCC played the Louisburg College Hurricanes. CVCC controlled the match wining 25-17, 25-17, 25-16. Jenn Beatty led in kills with 10, Leah Wells and Ceci Brandon had 7, Savannah Dellinger had 6 and Lacy Goodson had 5. Savannah Dellinger and Jenn Beatty led the serving category with 2 aces each. Leah Wells, Kara Wright and Hannah Lewis each contributed 1 ace for the match. Lacy Goodson posted 24 assists, Kelsey Costner had 7, and Hannah Lewis and Jenn Beatty had 3 and 2 assists respectively. Jenn Beatty led in the defensive game with 17 digs, Hannah Lewis had 13, Leah Wells had 10 and Lacy Goodson added 9. Ceci Brandon had 1.5 blocks for the match, and Savannah Dellinger, Leah Wells and Melinda Morgan each had a block assist.
The Bucs travel to Guilford Tech Community College on Tuesday, October 23rd for a 6:00 match. The Bucs will return home for their last home game and their last regular season game on Friday, October 26th for a match against Johnston Community College starting at 6:00, which will also be Sophomore Night.
The Bucs overall record is 29-0. Their conference record is 17-0.
CVCC 3, SCC 0 (25-15, 25-18, 26-24)
Match Leaders:
Kills: Jennifer Beatty 18, Leah Wells 10, Kailey Russell 7, Savannah Dellinger 4
Aces: Lacy Goodson 6, Savannah Dellinger 5, Leah Wells 2, Jennifer Beatty 1
Blocks: Leah Wells 1
Assists: Lacy Goodson 38, Jennifer Beatty 2, Leah Wells 1, Hannah Lewis 1
Digs: Hannah Lewis 20, Leah Wells 13, Jennifer Beatty 13, Lacy Goodson 10, Ashley Almond 8, Savannah Dellinger 8
CVCC 3, LC 0  (25-17, 25-17, 25-16)
Match Leaders:
Kills: Jennifer Beatty 10, Leah Wells 7, Cecilia Brandon 7, Savannah Dellinger 6, Lacy Goodson 5
Aces: Savannah Dellinger 2, Jennifer Beatty 2, Leah Wells 1, Kara Wright 1, Hannah Lewis 1
Blocks: Cecilia Brandon 1.5, Savannah Dellinger .5, Leah Wells .5, Melinda Morgan .5
Assists: Lacy Goodson 24, Kelsey Costner 7, Hannah Lewis 3, Jennifer Beatty 2
Digs: Jennifer Beatty 17, Hannah Lewis 13, Leah Wells 10, Lacy Goodson 9
VB Team Photo

Buccaneers Volleyball Moving up in Polls

Catawba Valley Volleyball has moved up one spot in the rankings from 20 to 19 after going 3-0 since last week’s poll (last night’s win against DCCC was not included in this vote). The Buccaneers Volleyball team has continued to roll this year and stands now at a 27-0 record which includes a 15-0 record in conference. Twenty seven wins is the most by any Catawba Valley Volleyball team in a season. The previous high was 23 wins in 2009 and 2011 both under Coach Shannon Hudson whose career record is now an impressive 93-18. Coach Hudson on the rankings, “We are excited to be recognized nationally by our peers, but our goal is to continue to play our best volleyball and win each match we are faced with.”

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Bucs Volleyball Sweeps Davidson County CC

The CVCC Lady Bucs traveled to Davidson County Community College on Tuesday, October 16th for a 6:00 match. The Bucs started off strong and dominated the first set 25-12. The Lady Storm battled back in the second and third sets, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Bucs and they won 25-21 and 25-18. Leading in the kill category for the Lady Bucs was Jenn Beatty and Ceci Brandon with 10 kills each for the match. Leah Wells contributed 7 kills and Kailey Russell had 5. Ceci Brandon and Lacy Goodson each served 2 aces for the match and Leah Wells and Jenn Beatty added 1 each. Ceci Brandon and Kailey Russell shut down the net with 2 blocks each. Savannah Dellinger and Jenn Beatty each posted a block assist. Lacy Goodson put up 26 assists, while Hannah Lewis and Jenn Beatty had 3 each. Hannah Lewis led in the dig category with 21, Jenn Beatty had 15, Lacy Goodson had 12, and Ashley Almond contributed 6.

The Bucs return home on Saturday, October 20th for a tri-match beginning at 10:00 vs. Surry Community College and Louisburg College. The Bucs will hold its “Operation Christmas Child” event on Saturday as well. CVCC travels to Guilford Tech Community College on Tuesday, October 23rd for a 6:00 match.

The Bucs overall record is 27-0. Their conference record is 15-0.

CVCC 3, DCCC 0 (25-12, 25-21, 25-18)

Match Leaders:
Kills: Jennifer Beatty 10, Cecilia Brandon 10, Leah Wells 7, Kailey Russell 5
Aces: Cecilia Brandon 2, Lacy Goodson 2, Leah Wells 1, Jennifer Beatty 1
Blocks: Cecilia Brandon 2, Kailey Russell 2, Savannah Dellinger .5, Jennifer Beatty .5
Assists: Lacy Goodson 26, Hannah Lewis 3, Jennifer Beatty 3
Digs: Hannah Lewis 21, Jennifer Beatty 15, Lacy Goodson 12, Ashley Almond 6