Montreat, N.C. - The Brevard College Volleyball team took part in the Volley in the Mountains tournament held at Montreat College this past Saturday, taking on Mountain State University, Florida College and host Montreat.
Brevard went 1-2 on the afternoon, defeating Mountain State in their first match of the day, while falling to Florida and Montreat to finish the weekend with a 2-2 overall record.
Match 1: Brevard 3, Mountain State 0
The Tornados opened up the Volley in the Mountains against Mountain State University and BC swept the Cougars, winning 25-11, 25-16, 25-16.
Kortney Conner led the BC attack against the Cougars, recording eight kills to go with a service ace, while Jamie Atkinson and Ashlie Morrison each had seven kills. Bethany Stevenson set up the Brevard attack during the match, recording 26 set assists. Stevenson, Erin Rollins, Sydney Yeomans and Rebecca Schoonover each recorded three service aces in the match as the Tornados fired in 13 aces during the three sets.
Schoonover led the team with 17 digs, while Stevenson also reached double-digits, contributing 12 digs to the BC defensive effort. Jordei Osby had three solo blocks at the net to lead the Tornados.
For Mountain State, Brenna Coffey led the team with seven kills, while Emma Blitch has seven set assists.
Defensively, Amber Lilly led the way with 16 digs, while Coffey had a well-rounded game with 12 digs in the contest.
Match 2: Florida College 3, Brevard 0
Conner again led the BC attack in the second match of the day, but it was not enough as the Tornados fell to the Lady Falcons, 25-16, 25-18, 25-17.
Conner recorded 13 kills in the match, hitting at a 27.3 percent clip in the three sets to lead the team. Atkinson and Rollins each recorded six kills, while Osby chipped in five for the Tornados. Stephenson added 30 set assists, while four different BC players recorded service aces in the match.
Schoonover again led the team with 12 digs, while Conner recorded the double-double with 11 digs. Osby added three more blocks in the match to led the Tornados.
Olivia Shrophire and Kerri Taylor paced the Lady Falcons offense, recording 16 and 15 kills respectively in the match as Florida College recorded a 37.2 percent hitting percentage as a team. Jenny Moorer led the team with 34 set assists as six different players recorded set assists in the match.
Defensively, Alison Bonner led the team with 16 digs to go with two solo blocks, while Taylor recorded the double-double with 11 digs in the match.
Match 3: Montreat 3, Brevard 0
Osby had her best match of the day in the nightcap of the tournament, leading the Tornados with six kills to go with six solo blocks, but the Tornados were unable to overcome tournament host Montreat in falling, 25-19, 25-19, 25-20.
Osby had a 45.5 percent kills percentage in the game, while Conner and Stevenson helped the BC attack with five and four kills respectively. Stevenson added 17 set assists in the match.
Schoonover helped pace the BC backline in the match, recording a match-high 16 digs, while Ashlie Morrison added a solo block and Rollins and Atkinson each had two block assists.
Allison Baumgartner and Hilary Harrison led the Cavaliers with nine kills apiece in the match, while Natalie Nieman had 18 set assists.
Defensively, Anna Stephenson and Baumgartner combined for nine blocks, while Anne Newsom led the team with 13 digs.
The Tornados volleyball team is back in action on Tuesday, September 7, as they open South Atlantic Conference play by traveling to Hickory, N.C. to take on Lenoir-Rhyne. First serve in Shuford Memorial Gymnasium in the match between the Tornados and the Bears is set for 7 p.m.