It would be a safe bet to assume that Adam Stevenson’s St. Catharine College volleyball team will surpass their victory total of a year ago when Stevenson began his tenure as coach. Last fall the Patriots compiled a 6-33 ledger. With two wins on Thursday, the Patriots are currently 5-0.
The most recent wins came on a trip to Nashville where St. Catharine played the host school, Fisk University, in the opener and followed with a match against Tennessee Wesleyan. Not only did the Patriots stay unbeaten in five outings, they continued their perfect slate of winning each set of every match.
“We did a good job of staying focused on a long road trip,” said Stevenson. “It was another confidence booster for our freshmen and for players who hadn’t played a lot yet.”
St. Catharine blanked Fisk 3-0 with scores of 25-13, 25-12, 25-12. They followed that with the 3-0 win over Tennessee Wesleyan by scores of 25-15, 25-15, 25-23.
“Lisa Muldoon (Hebron, Ky.) had a breakout game,” said Stevenson. “She hadn’t played a whole lot but we rested Allie Southard so she had a chance and took advantage of it.”
Muldoon, a freshman outside hitter, was the only player to hit over .300 in both of Thursday’s matches. Against Fisk she had six kills for a .333 percentage. She added five kills and five service aces against Tennessee Wesleyan when she hit .300.
Casey Stone (Princeton, Ky.) had another solid performance with seven kills against Fisk and five against Wesleyan.
The Patriots return to Lourdes Hall for a home match Tuesday against Midway College beginning at 7:00.