Catawba Valley competed against number 7 seed Phoenix College of Phoenix, Arizona for the 4:30 match on Friday, November 16th, 2012. The Bucs came out sluggish in the first set and lost 15-25. Catawba Valley picked up the intensity in the second set and won 25-23 behind the offensive dominance of the Lacy Goodson/Jennifer Beatty duo, which put up 6 kills for the set. In set three, the Bucs lost momentum and dropped the set 15-25. Catawba Valley fought hard in the fourth set, but it wasn’t enough and CVCC fell to the Bears 19-25.

Kills were shared across the offense with Jenn Beatty posting 12 kills, Leah Wells 7, Ceci Brandon 5, and Megan Gouge 4. Leah Wells, Jenn Beatty and Lacy Goodson each had 1 ace. Megan Gouge posted 1 block solo and 1 block assist, and Ceci Brandon had 2 block assists. Leading the defensive game was Leah Wells with 19 digs, Libero Hannah Lewis had 13 digs, followed by Jenn Beatty with 12 and Lacy Goodson with 6. Lacy Goodson posted 26 assists for the match.

Catawba Valley finished 11th in the NJCAA DII National Women’s Volleyball Tournament, with a final record of 35-2.

CVCC 1, PC 3 (15-25, 25-23, 15-25, 19-25)

Match Leaders:
Kills: Jennifer Beatty 12, Leah Wells 7, Cecilia Brandon 5, Megan Gouge 4
Aces: Leah Wells 1, Jennifer Beatty 1, Lacy Goodson 1
Blocks: Megan Gouge 1.5, Cecilia Brandon 1
Assists: Lacy Goodson 26
Digs: Leah Wells 19, Hannah Lewis 13, Jennifer Beatty 12, Lacy Goodson 8