Tornados Take Two in NGU InvitationalSeptember 7, 2013
TIGERVILLE, S.C.- The Brevard College Tornados handled both their matches in straight sets to wrap the 2013 North Greenville Invitational Tournament in Hayes Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon, cruising to 3-0 victories over St. Augustine’s and North Greenville.
The Tornados opened the afternoon’s action against the Falcons of St. Augustine’s. BC started the opening set on a 6-2 run and later used a 7-1 run to pad their lead on their way to a 25-17 win in the first set.
Brevard also won the second set 25-17, this time overcoming a 3-0 deficit with a 14-4 run to put the set out of St. Augustine’s reach.
Camille Cameron helped BC to an early 8-3 advantage in the final set, contributing a kill and a pair of service aces in the Tornados opening push.
The Tornados never looked back as Cameron also closed the game with a service ace to end the final set 25-14 in favor of BC. The sophomore finished the match with four service aces and seven kills.
Brevard senior Erin Rollins delivered a game-high 10 kills for the Tornados, maintaining a .500 hitting percentage. BC hit .282 as a team in the match
BC limited the Falcons to a stingy -.043 hitting percentage in the win.
Freshman Aleksandra Vrvilo contributed a game-high 13 digs to the effort while senior Kayla Hanus had 11 digs to go with a game-high 18 set assists.
The Tornados carried the momentum into the match against tournament host North Greenville, winning by scores of 25-15, 25-23, and 25-20.
The Tornados buried the Crusaders early on in the opening set by jumping out to a 14-3 lead en route to the 25-15 victory.
BC got off to another good start in the second set, this time hustling to a 10-4 advantage to start the set. North Greenville later used four unanswered points to make it a contest but the Tornados never trailed in the set.
Brevard fell behind 10-8 in the final match before constructing a 6-0 run to take a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Brevard closed the set, the game and the tournament with three unanswered points.
Fatima Gharachorloo paced BC with 9 kills in the win over NGU while Rollins had eight.
Hanus again delivered a game-high 18 set assists while freshman Bailey Hayes posted 12.
Vrvilo again recorded the game-high in digs with 16 against the Crusaders.
Saturday’s wins push Brevard to 3-1 on the season as they prepare this week for the South Atlantic Conference opener against Queens University of Charlotte on Friday night at 7 p.m. in Boshamer Gymnasium.