MARS HILL, N.C.- The Brevard College Tornados fell in straight sets to the Mars Hill University Lions in Burt Stanford Arena on Friday night.
Mars Hill took the sets 25-15, 25-21, 25-18 to improve to 3-4 (1-2 SAC) on the season while the Tornados dropped to 3-4 (0-3 SAC) in 2013.
Mars Hill used a 7-2 run early in the opening set to take an 11-6 lead and keep the set just out of BC’s reach. The Lions closed the set on an 8-2 run to take a 1-0 advantage.
Brevard battled back in the second set to pull within a point at 21-20 despite falling behind 7-2 to open the set. BC and Mars Hill traded points to make the score 22-21 before the Lions closed the set with three straight points.
Brevard jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead in the final set before the Lions rallied to tie the game at 6 apiece. With the set later tied 9-9, Mars Hill pulled away with an 8-1 run which led to a 25-18 set win.
Mars Hill’s MaryKate Griffin and Marissa Wixson paced the Lions with a combined 21 kills.
Erin Rollins and Fatima Gharachorloo both had nine kills with the help of Kayla Hanus’ 19 set assists for Brevard.
The Tornados continue SAC action as they visit Tusculum tomorrow afternoon for a 2 p.m. start.
Short Box Score (Match)
Brevard vs Mars Hill (Sep 20, 2013 at Mars Hill, N.C.)
Mars Hill def. Brevard 25-15,25-21,25-18
Brevard (3-4/0-3 SAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Erin Rollins 8-0-2; Fatima
Gharachorloo 8-0-1; Camille Cameron 6-0-0; Jasmine Robinson 4-1-0;
Kayla Hanus 4-0-0; Savannah Cox 3-0-0; Megan Meyer 0-1-0; Bailey Hayes
0-0-1; Totals 33-2-2.0. (Assists) - Kayla Hanus 19. (Dig leaders) -
Kortney Conner 10; Fatima Gharachorloo 9; Kayla Hanus 9
Mars Hill (3-4/1-2 SAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - MaryKate Griffin 11-3-0;
Marissa Wixson 10-1-2; Toni Cole 8-1-4; Regan Macomson 3-0-3; Victoria
Kaiser 3-0-0; Courtney Worthington 2-2-4; Hillary Gambrell 1-0-0;
Natalie Rhew 1-0-0; Hannah Rowe 1-0-0; Totals 40-7-7.0. (Assists) -
Courtney Worthington 33. (Dig leaders) - Maggie Murphy 15; Victoria
Site: Mars Hill, N.C. (Stanford Arena)
Date: Sep 20, 2013 Attend: 225 Time: 1:23
Referees: Chad Austin