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Lady Bucs Volleyball Claims #7 Seed in National Tournament

CVCC ATHLETICS – The Catawba Valley CC Lady Bucs Volleyball team has secured their highest seed ever in the NJCAA National Tournament by being selected the #7 seed. The Lady Bucs will take on the #10 seed Grand Rapids CC Raiders from Grand Rapids, Michigan. This match will take place on Thursday, November 21 at 11:00am on Court 1. This tournament appearance marks the 2nd straight year the Lady Bucs are playing in the National Tournament.

The Lady Bucs completed the regular season with a 36-0 record and claimed their second straight Carolinas-Virginia Conference Championship. The Lady Bucs secured their trip to the National Tournament by winning the Region X/District P championship. In the tournament the Bucs won 3 matches and only lost 1 set which was in the Championship match to #11 ranked Pasco-Hernando CC.

The Lady Bucs have also seen a great season as far as stats. The Lady Bucs are ranked in the Top 10 in 5 offensive categories, including being #1 in the nation with points per set at 18.4 and 2nd in the nation with 13.32 kills per set and 3.26 service aces per set. The Lady Bucs are led by Region X Player of the Year Aimee Cloninger a freshman outside hitter who is 8th in the nation with 94 service aces and 20th in the nation with scoring an average of 4.3 points per set. Sophomore Libero Hannah Lewis also ranks top 10 in the nation with 6.50 digs per set ranking her 9th in the nation and freshman setter Madison Pogue is 6th in the nation with 95 service aces and 15th in the nation with 1167 sets on the season.

The Lady Bucs will open up the NJCAA DII Volleyball National Tournament playing the #10 seed Grand Rapids CC. The #16 ranked Raiders from Grand Rapids secured their 4th straight National Tournament bid by winning the Region XII/District F championship over Muskegon CC 3-1, Muskegon was ranked #5 in the polls at the time. The Raiders have a potent defense ranking 25th in the nation with 289 total blocks and are 8th in the nation with 436 block assists.

All matches will be able to be seen on NJCAA TV at http://www.njcaatv.com/volleyballchamp/. The entire tournament schedule is listed below:

2013 NJCAA DII Volleyball National Tournament Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

  • Match 1: #3 Johnson County vs. #14 Hagerstown: Court 1 @ 9 am
  • Match 2: #6 Glendale vs. #11 Des Moines Area: Court 2 @ 9 am
  • Match 3: #7 Catawba Valley vs. #10 Grand Rapids: Court 1 @ 11 am
  • Match 4: #2 Parkland vs. #15 Moraine Valley: Court 2 @ 11 am
  • Match 5: #1 Cowley County vs. #16 East Central: Court 1 @ 1 pm
  • Match 6: #8 Monroe College vs. #9 Central Columbus: Court 2 @ 1 pm
  • Match 7: #5 Illinois Central vs. #12 Southwestern: Court 1 @ 3 pm
  • Match 8: #4 Oakland vs. #13 South Suburban: Court 2 @ 3 pm
  • Match 9: Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner: Court 1 @ 5:30 pm
  • Match 10: Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner: Court 2 @ 5:30 pm
  • Match 11: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner: Court 1 @ 7:30 pm
  • Match 12: Match 7 winner vs. Match 8 winner: Court 2 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

  • Match 13: Match 1 loser vs. Match 2 loser: Court 1 @ 10 am
  • Match 14: Match 3 loser vs. Match 4 loser: Court 2 @ 10 am
  • Match 15: Match 5 loser vs. Match 6 loser: Court 1 @ 12 pm
  • Match 16: Match 7 loser vs. Match 8 loser: Court 2 @ 12 pm
  • Match 17: Match 9 loser vs. Match 10 loser: Court 1 @ 2 pm
  • Match 18: Match 11 loser vs. Match 12 loser: Court 2 @ 2 pm
  • Match 19: Match 13 winner vs. Match 14 winner: Court 1 @ 4:30 pm
  • Match 20: Match 15 winner vs. Match 16 winner: Court 2 @ 4:30 pm
  • Match 21: Match 9 winner vs. Match 10 winner: Court 1 @ 6:30 pm
  • Match 22: Match 11 winner vs. Match 12 winner: Court 2 @ 6:30 pm

Saturday Nov. 23, 2013

  • 9th/10th Place Match: Match 23: Match 19 winner vs. Match 20 winner: Court 1 @ 12pm
  • 7th/8th Place Match: Match 24: Match 17 loser vs. Match 18 loser: Court 2 @ 12 pm
  • 5th/6th Place Match: Match 25: Match 17 winner vs. Match 18 winner: Court 1 @ 2:30pm
  • 3rd/4th Place Match: Match 26: Match 21 loser vs. Match 22 loser: Court 1 @ 4:30 pm
  • National Championship Match: Match 27: Match 21 winner vs. Match 22 winner: Court 1 @ 6:30 pm
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Lady Bucs Open the Season in Dominating Fashion

The #4 ranked Lady Bucs opened up their season with a dominating performance claiming an 86-48 win over the visiting Trojans JV squad from Mount Olive. The Bucs come out firing taking an impressive 41-18 lead at the half. The Bucs were lead by sophomore forward Kadeshia Gibbs who logged her first double-double on the season with 28 points and 13 rebounds. All-American returner Anika Jones posted 11 points and 5 assists. The Bucs were able to control the boards in the game posting a 44-29 rebounding advantage over the Trojans.

The Bucs are now 1-0 overall and will play their next game on Monday night, November 4 at Montreat College. The #4 Bucs will return home for a battle with Central Carolina Community College on Friday, November 15th at 6:00pm.

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Lady Bucs Claim 2nd Straight District Title

Friday Game: November 1, 2013
#1 Catawba Valley Community College 3 #8 Guilford Tech Community College 0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-13)

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 13, Leah Wells 12, Tiffany Brooks 6
Digs: Hannah Lewis 12, Leah Wells 12, Aimee Cloninger 9
Assists: Madison Pogue 27
Aces: Leah Wells 7, Hannah Lewis 2, Madison Pogue 2
Blocks: Anna Henderson 1.5, Aimee Cloninger 1.5, Tiffany Brooks 1

#1 Catawba Valley had the first match of the Region X District P Women’s Volleyball Tournament on Friday, November 01, 2013 vs. #8 seed Guilford Tech Community College. The Bucs won in three straight sets 25-9, 25-13 and 25-13.
Leading the offensive game for the Bucs was Aimee Cloninger and Leah Wells with 13 and 12 kills respectively. Tiffany Brooks added 6 kills. Sophomore captains Hannah Lewis and Leah Wells ran the defense with 12 digs each for the match. Aimee Cloninger added 9 digs. Madison Pogue put up 27 assists for the match. Leah Wells had a phenomenal serving game with 7 aces, a season high for Wells and Hannah Lewis and Madison Pogue added 2 aces each. Anna Henderson and Aimee Cloninger controlled the net with 1.5 blocks each and Tiffany Brooks contributed 1.

Saturday Semifinal Game:
#1 Catawba Valley Community College 3 #4 Wake Tech Community College 0 (25-14, 25-17, 25-9)

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Leah Wells 12, Anna Henderson 10, Aimee Cloninger 8, Megan Gouge 6
Digs: Hannah Lewis 14, Madison Pogue 8
Assists: Madison Pogue 33
Aces: Aimee Cloninger 4, Leah Wells 3, Katie Ruff 2
Blocks: Anna Henderson 3, Aimee Cloninger 1.5, Tiffany Brooks 1, Madison Pogue 1

#1 seed Catawba Valley hosted #4 seed Wake Tech Community College for the semi-final round of the Region X District P Women’s Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 10:00. The Bucs won in three sets 25-14, 25-17 and 25-9.
Leading the offensive game for the Bucs was Leah Wells with 12 kills. Anna Henderson posted 10 kills for the match and Aimee Cloninger and Megan Gouge added 8 and 6 kills respectively. Libero Hannah Lewis controlled the defense with 14 digs for the match and Madison Pogue contributed with 8 digs. Madison Pogue also put up 33 assists for the match. The serving game was strong for the Bucs with Aimee Cloninger leading the category with 4 aces. Leah Wells added 3 aces and Katie Ruff had 2. Anna Henderson controlled the net with 3 blocks, Aimee Cloninger had 1.5 and Tiffany Brooks and Madison Pogue contributed 1 each.

Championship Match: Saturday, November 2, 2013
#1 Catawba Valley Community College 3 #3 Pasco-Hernando Community College 1 (25-21, 25-27, 30-28, 25-22)

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 16, Leah Wells 13, Tiffany Brooks 9, Anna Henderson 7, Madison Pogue 4, Megan Gouge 4, Katie Ruff 1
Digs: Hannah Lewis 19, Leah Wells 16, Aimee Cloninger 15, Katie Ruff 10, Madison Pogue 9
Assists: Madison Pogue 39
Aces: Aimee Cloninger 2, Leah Wells 1, Katie Ruff 1, Madison Pogue 1
Blocks: Anna Henderson 3, Megan Gouge 3, Tiffany Brooks 2, Leah Wells 1.5, Aimee Cloninger 1

In the final match of the day, the Lady Buccaneers of Catawba Valley took on the Conquistadors of Pasco Hernando Community College. Intensity was high right from the beginning and the Bucs capitalized on their home court advantage, winning the first set 25-21. The Conquistadors battled back in the second set and the Bucs dropped it, 25-27. Points were back and forth in the third set, with the Conquistadors having game point 4 times, but the Bucs refused to lose and battled for the win 30-28. Catawba Valley clenched the match in the fourth set, 25-22, winning the District P Title and a bid for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament to be held in Toledo, Ohio on November 21, 22 and 23.
Leading the offense for the Bucs was Region X Player of the Year Aimee Cloninger with 16 kills. Sophomore Captain Leah Wells contributed 13 kills, Tiffany Brooks had 9, Anna Henderson posted 7 kills and Madison Pogue and Megan Gouge had 4 kills each. Libero Hannah Lewis controlled the defense with 19 digs, Leah Wells had 16, Aimee Cloninger posted 15 and Katie Ruff and Madison Pogue had 10 and 9 digs respectively. Madison Pogue ran the offense with 39 assists. For the serving game, Aimee Cloninger aced 2 balls, and Leah Wells, Katie Ruff and Madison Pogue all had 1 ace each. The block was strong for the Lady Buccaneers with Anna Henderson and Megan Gouge putting up 3 total blocks each. Tiffany Brooks had 2 blocks, Leah Wells had 1.5 and Aimee Cloninger added 1 block.

With wins this weekend, CVCC claimed the NJCAA Division II Region X Tournament Championship and the NJCAA Division II District P Championship.

Award earned for the year were as follows:
Aimee Cloninger – NJCAA Region X Player of the Year
Leah Wells – NJCAA Region X All-Conference
Megan Gouge – NJCAA Region X All-Conference
Hannah Lewis – NJCAA Region X All-Conference – Honorable Mention
Shannon Hudson – NJCAA Region X Coach of the Year
CVCC – NJCAA Region X Carolina-Virginia Regular Season Conference Champion
CVCC – NJCAA Region X Tournament Champion
CVCC – NJCAA District P Champion

The Bucs overall regular season record is 36-0 and their regular season conference record is 16-0. In post season play, Catawba Valley is 3-0, bringing their overall record to a phenomenal 39-0.