SC volleyball ends season in conference quarterfinals

        The St. Catharine College volleyball season came to and end Saturday at the Frankfort Convention Center. Adam Stevenson, who was named coach of the year a day earlier, saw his team fall to Campbellsville 3-1 in the Mid-South Conference quarterfinals.

        The Patriots, who finished the season 26-10,1ost the match 20-25, 16-25, 25-17, 25-13. They ended the year with 20 more wins than in Stevenson’s 2010 inaugural season when they went 6-33.

        St. Catharine overcame a 17-10 deficit in the first set to cut the lead to 19-17 before falling 25-20. They could never gain momentum in losing the second set but seemed to be on an upswing after taking the third set 25-17. But they fell behind in the fourth set 6-2 and never got closer than four points as the Tigers closed out the match with the 25-13 win.

        Allie Southard, a freshman, paced the Patriots with 11 kills in the match and had a lofty hitting percentage of .409. Porsha Ellison had nine kills and Casey Stone eight but the Patriots hit just .140 as a team. Freshman Charlotte Jewell led the Patriots in digs with 17. Stone and mandy Gray had 14 digs each.

        Campbellsville, 20-13, moved on to play Georgetown later Saturday when they fell 3-2 after winning the first two sets. Georgetown then lost to Lindsey Wilson 3-1 Sunday in the championship match.

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