Morrison's eight kills not enough as Tornados fall to Anderson
Conner adds nine digs in loss to the Trojans
Anderson, S.C. - Eight kills by Ashlie Morrison were not enough as the Tornados fell on the road Friday evening to SAC opponent Anderson University, 14-25, 17-25, 16-25.
Brevard (2-6, 0-4 SAC) was led by the junior middle hitter as Morrison had a match high eight kills, converting on 23.8 percent of her attacks in the game. Jordei Osby added five kills and Kortney Conner had four to help the Tornados attack, while Bethany Stevenson had 20 set assists in the match, while leading the team with two service aces. Conner also led the Tornados defensively with nine digs in the match, while Rebecca Schoonover contributed seven on the Tornados back line.
Chelsea Olson and Tiffany Rowe led Anderson (8-2, 2-0 SAC) on the evening with eight kills apiece in the match, while Jamie Lancaster added seven. Lindsay Doggett had 19 set assists and Haley Hoover added 13 to help the Trojans attack, while Olson contributed a match high three service aces. Lancaster also led the way in digs for Anderson, recording 11 in the match, while Rowe had four total blocks.
The Tornados kept the match close in the first set as Morrison had three kills early on to put the score at 9-7 in favor of Anderson. The Trojans went on a 7-2 run over the next nine points to 16-9 following a kill by Lancaster. Anderson closed out the opening set on another kill by Lancaster to put the Trojans up 1-0.
Anderson scored the first eight points of the second set on Olson’s serve, before a service error gave the ball to BC. Stevenson placed in back-to-back service aces to put the score at 8-3, but the Tornados were unable to get any closer throughout the remainder of the set as the teams swapped points the rest of the way, putting Anderson up 2-0.
In the final set, Anderson jumped out to a 6-2 lead, but Brevard came storming back, tying the match up at seven and going up 9-7 behind kills by Osby and Stevenson. A service ace by Tori Calhoon tied the set up at nine and two points later, a kill by Osby tied the set up again at 10, but Anderson went on a 5-0 run to take the lead for good, winning the match.
The Tornados continue on the road tomorrow afternoon as they head to Newberry, S.C. to take on the Wolves of Newberry College. First serve between the SAC opponents is set for 2 p.m. in Eleazer Gymnasium.