CVCC 3, Spartanburg Methodist College 0 (25-13, 25-10, 25-14)

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Anna Henderson 10, Leah Wells 10, Megan Gouge 8, Madison Pogue 6, Tiffany Brooks 6, Aimee Cloninger 5
Digs: Hannah Lewis 26, Aimee Cloninger 12, Leah Wells 11
Assists: Madison Pogue 35
Aces: Hannah Lewis 3, Aimee Cloninger 2
Blocks: Anna Henderson 2.5, Megan Gouge 2.5

Catawba Valley hosted Spartanburg Methodist for a 10:00 match on Saturday, October 26, 2013 for their final match of the season. The Bucs won in three straight sets 25-13, 25-10 and 25-14.
Leading the offensive game for the Bucs was Anna Henderson and Leah Wells with 10 kills each. Megan Gouge contributed 8, Madison Pogue and Tiffany Brooks had 6 each and Aimee Cloninger added 5 kills. Sophomore captain Hannah Lewis ran the defense with 26 digs for the match. Aimee Cloninger and Leah Wells added 12 and 11 digs respectively. Madison Pogue put up 35 assists for the match and Hannah Lewis and Aimee Cloninger dominated the serving game with 3 and 2 aces each. Anna Henderson and Megan Gouge controlled the net with 2.5 blocks each. Between sets 2 and 3, the Buccaneer’s honored their sophomores during the Sophomore Recognition Ceremony.
Below is what Coach Hudson had to say to the sophomores and their families.

Sophomore Recognition – October 26, 2013
First of all, I would like to say how proud I am of this team and the way they have played together this season. We would like to recognize and say a special thank you to our sophomores who have provided leadership and direction that have led to an amazing, undefeated season.

Name: Megan Gouge
Year: Sophomore
Position: Right Side Hitter
High School: McDowell High School
Hometown: Old Fort, NC

Megan Gouge or “Gouge” as she is affectionately known on the court has been a phenomenal player to coach! Gouge has developed into a right-side powerhouse who is boasting a .296 hitting percentage with 190 total kills for the season and has played in all 110 sets for the team this fall. Gouge has also posted 80 total blocks for the season so far. Gouge’s availability on the court and her aggressive swing are definitely going to be missed next year. Megan is narrowing down her options for next season and will be a huge asset to which ever program she chooses. Gouge plans to minor in Photography and is interested in Computer Programming. I am so proud of you Gouge and wish you the best as you pursue your academic and volleyball dreams for 2014. Love ya Gouge!

Name: Hannah Lewis
Year: Sophomore
Position: Libero
High School: McDowell High School
Hometown: Old Fort, NC

I love Hannah Lewis! I said it the first time I met her and I am still saying it today! Hannah has been such a joy to coach and is such a strong leader, on and off the court and has done an amazing job as one of our team captains this year. Hannah was recruited as an outside hitter, but as a selfless player has truly embraced the role of libero and has done an outstanding job the past two seasons as our defensive leader on the court. Hannah is averaging 6.62 digs per set, which places her 6th in the NATION at digs per set, with 728 total digs! (Pretty amazing and not too bad for an outside hitter!) Hannah also has 58 assists for the year and 47 aces! Hannah is planning to attend North Greenville University on a volleyball scholarship and pursue a degree in Global Studies. I love you Hannah Lewis and am so proud of you!

Name: Leah Wells
Year: Sophomore
Position: Outside Hitter
High School: North Iredell High School
Hometown: Statesville, NC

Leah Wells has been such a remarkable athlete to coach. Leah LOVES every second of the game and it shows on the court. Mark tells me she is even smiling at 6:30 AM during morning workouts! Leah plays the game with such energy, hustling on every play and her enthusiasm is contagious. As team captain this season, Leah has led her team with her strong work ethic and positive attitude. At the beginning of the season, Leah was listed in the NJCAA Media Guide as a sophomore to watch and she has not disappointed. Just last week, for the first time in CVCC history, Leah Wells was named NJCAA player of the week! For the season, Leah has posted 308 kills at 2.8 kills per set and has posted 49 aces. Leah is second on the team, behind libero Hannah Lewis, for total digs and digs per set with 349 totals digs and 3.17 digs per set. For the year, Leah Wells has scored 369 total points! Way to go Leah. Leah is still weighing all her options for next fall and plans to major in Sociology with a concentration in Human Services. I love ya Leah and am going to miss you!

To each of you parents, thank you for all of the support you have shown our program, providing meals, snacks and even opening your homes both here and at the beach for our team to use. You all have made the last two years extra special! Most of all thank you for raising such wonderful girls who excel not only on the court but also off the court.

Thanks again sophomores for your leadership this season and for setting the standards high for our freshman class! I am proud of you and know that God has special plans for each of your lives.

CVCC will host the Region X/ District P Tournament on Friday and Saturday, November 1st and 2nd. Visit the website for tournament information.

The Bucs overall record is 36-0 and their conference record is 16-0.