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TUSCULUM VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS LENOIR-RHYNE 3-0

Katie Luebke HICKORY, N.C. --- The Tusculum College volleyball team defeated Lenoir-Rhyne University 3-0, in South Atlantic Conference action Saturday morning at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. Tusculum won by scores of 25-22, 25-22, 25-17).

The Pioneers (13-5, 4-2 SAC) were led by Katie Luebke (Bellefontaine, Ohio) as she tallied 12 kills while Kelsey Hayden (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Carly Swisher (Fort Collins, Colo.) recorded 10 kills each.

Tusculum's Peyton Colclough (Manassas, Va.) registered a match-high 36 assists and Erika Garcia (Dayton, Ohio) added 11 digs.

Lenoir-Rhyne (6-13, 0-6 SAC) sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Cantu (Orlando, Fla./Pine Castle Christian Academy) led the way for the Bears with 12 kills and while junior right side hitter Kassi Henry (Denver, N.C./East Lincoln HS) added nine of her own.

Sophomore setter Hannah Stewart (Statesville, N.C./West Iredell HS) dished out 35 assists and junior libero Elizabeth Flattery (Sparta, N.C./UNC Greensboro) tallied a match-high 13 digs for L-R as well.

The Pioneers return to action on Wednesday night when they host Brevard College for a 7 p.m. SAC match at Pioneer Arena.

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Tusculum def. Lenoir-Rhyne 25-22,25-22,25-17

Tusculum (13-5 4-2 SAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Katie Luebke
12-0-2; Carly Swisher 10-2-1; Kelsey Hayden 10-1-2; Gina Coffaro
5-0-0; Peyton Colclough 2-0-2; Heather MacArthur 1-0-4; Erika Garcia
0-3-0; Totals 40-6-6.0. (Assists) - Peyton Colclough 36. (Dig leaders)
- Erika Garcia 11; Gina Coffaro 9

Lenoir-Rhyne (6-13 0-6 SAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Lindsey Cantu
12-1-0; Kassi Henry 9-0-3; Sam Freese 7-0-1; Chelsea Hill 4-0-1; Katie
Novacek 3-0-4; Hannah Stewart 1-2-0; Marrissa Church 0-2-0; Totals
36-5-6.0. (Assists) - Hannah Stewart 35. (Dig leaders) - Elizabeth
Flattery 13; Lindsey Cantu 6

Site: Hickory, N.C. (Shuford Memorial Gym)
Date: Oct 04, 2008 Attend: 225 Time: 1:20
Referees: Trina Sharpe, Emily Zayatz



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