Central, S.C. - The Brevard College women’s volleyball team went 1-1 Saturday afternoon after traveling down to Central, S.C. to take on North Greenville University and Southern Wesleyan University in a three team meet.
The Tornados defeated the Crusaders in the first match, but fell to the Warriors in the second match to go to 7-3 for the year.
In the Tornados first match of the day, BC won a hard-fought match against the Crusaders in four sets, 25-20, 24-26, 25-23, and 25-21.
The teams swapped the first two sets with BC winning the first and NGU coming from behind to take the second. In the third set, Brooke Seaman and Jami Perry took over as Seaman recorded 11 kills and Perry contributed with 14 assists. The Tornados rode the wave of emotion from the third set to victory as they won the fourth set 25-21.
Leaders from the first match include Brooke Seaman and Jami Perry. Seaman, the preseason 2nd team All-SAC player, led the team with 25 kills, two service aces, two solo blocks and two block assists while Perry recorded 15 digs and 45 assists. Junior Chelsey Trojan and freshman Chelsea Larsen each contributed with 13 and eight kills respectively. Trojan also recorded two service aces in the match and libero Rebecca Schoonover patrolled the backline tallying up 21 digs.
In the second match of the day, BC fell in four sets to the home Warriors, 25-20, 17-25, 26-28, and 19-25.
Seaman continued to have the hot hand in the first set as she recorded seven kills on eight attacks en route to a BC victory. However, the second set caused problems for the Tornados as they seemed out of sync in falling, 17-25. The third set was a close contest as the teams swapped the lead back and forth several times before the Warriors took control, winning 28-26. The fourth set was all SWU as they closed out the match, 25-19.
Defense reigned supreme in the second match as five BC players recorded double-digit digs. Seaman recorded 17 kills, an ace, and two block assists. Larsen was right behind her as she picked 16 kills and 16 digs. Perry had 43 assists and ten digs while Trojan tallied six kills and 16 digs. Defensive specialist Caroline Merrill recorded ten digs and Schoonover rounded out the effort with a team high 35 digs. Kirsten Carlsen also picked up one solo block and six block assists against the Warriors.
The Tornados will be back on the road again on Tuesday, September 16, as they open their SAC schedule by traveling to Jefferson City, TN to take on the Carson-Newman Eagles. The match begins at 6:30 p.m.