BREVARD, N.C.- The Brevard College volleyball team lost in straight sets (25-23, 25-12, 25-23) to the Anderson University Trojans in South Atlantic Conference action in Boshamer Gymnasium on Friday night.
Winners of the three straight conference matches, the Trojans improve to 4-5 overall (4-1 SAC) while the Tornados drop to 3-7 (0-6 SAC).
Anderson used a 10-3 run in the opening set to erase an 11-7 Brevard lead, including five unanswered to cap the stretch.
The Tornados rallied to tie the set at 21-21 on an AU attack error but the Trojans quickly regained the lead with three straight points before claiming the set on a kill by Tinsley Hallman.
The Trojans overcame an early 5-3 deficit in the second set with a 9-1 run that effectively put the set out of reach for BC.
After falling behind early in the third set, BC engineered a 6-2 run to knot the score at 19-19 and later scored three straight points to tie the set again at 23. Anderson, however, rebounded with a pair of kills to nail down the shutout.
Anderson’s Hiley Pittman and Shannon Gillespie both notched a game-high 13 kills to lead Anderson.
Senior Joy Oswalt led BC with 11 kills, but no other Tornado had more than five kills on the night.
Both Kayla Hanus and Aleksandra Vrvilo posted digs in double figures for Brevard, finishing with 14 and 10, respectively.
The Tornados are next in action as they visit the Wingate Bulldogs in Cuddy Arena on October 4th.
Short Box Score (Match)
Anderson vs Brevard (Sep 27, 2013 at Brevard, N.C.)
Anderson def. Brevard 25-23,25-12,25-23
Anderson (4-5, 4-1 SAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Hailey Pittman 13-0-0;
Shannon Gillespie 13-0-3; Tinsley Hallman 6-1-0; Priscilla Irizarry
5-1-1; Meghan Cautero 1-0-0; Kelley Lacey 1-0-0; Jessica Harris 0-0-4;
Alix Hooker 0-1-0; Totals 39-3-4.0. (Assists) - Meghan Cautero 31.
(Dig leaders) - Alix Hooker 15; Kelley Lacey 6
Brevard (3-7, 0-6 SAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Joy Oswalt 11-1-0; Erin
Rollins 5-0-0; Savannah Cox 3-0-1; Camille Cameron 2-0-0; Kayla Hanus
1-2-0; Fatima Gharachorloo 1-1-0; Bailey Hayes 1-0-0; Aleksandra
Vrvilo 0-2-0; Totals 24-6-1.0. (Assists) - Kayla Hanus 15. (Dig
leaders) - Kayla Hanus 14; Aleksandra Vrvilo 10
Site: Brevard, N.C. (Boshamer Gymnasium)
Date: Sep 27, 2013 Attend: 245 Time: 1:30
Referees: Gary Ramsey, Johnny Gutterwill